Redefining Clean: The Search for Sustainable Cleaning Products

With the increasing amount of antibiotics in our waterstream, as well as other pollutants that are difficult to remove, we need to be more careful about what we put down the drain. Despite the municipal water systems which remove many pollutants, there are many compounds that just can’t be filtered out. Non-biodegradable cleaning products that …

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Assorted Inspiration: EarthTones Environmental Conference at Valparaiso University

On April 29, 2018, I attended the Earth Tones Environmental Conference at Valparaiso University, a conference with more than a dozen speaker presentations on topics related to sustainability, the environment, and green energy. What brought me there? My very own sister, who was one of the event’s organizers. In the conference’s main room we were …

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Living Sustainably: Definitions, Geography, and Accountability

When I first learned about global warming in middle school, I was very distressed.  I couldn’t understand why everyone was so chill about it. Scientists were predicting a slow and painful end to life as we know it, yet no one seems to lament their daily use of fossil fuels and single-use plastics. Since then …

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