According to theworldcounts.com, humans extract an estimated 55 billion tons of fossil energy, minerals, metals and biomass from the earth every year. Protecting our planet starts with you. IU South Bend is re-launching a composting and sustainability initiative this spring to improve environmental efforts of composting food waste to reduce our contributions to landfills and methane emissions.
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By: Alyssa Foster Co-Editor-in-Chief The IU South Bend Sustainability Club will be holding their first meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The meeting will be held at 4pm, though a location has not yet been determined. All students are able and encouraged to attend the meeting. Those in attendance will enjoy food and conversation with other
By: ASHLEY COX Staff Writer The IU South Bend campus is aiming to do its part to help save the planet with a “No Waste Food Drive.” While conventional food drives collect canned and dry goods, this drive collects something different. The drive aims at “Eliminating waste on campus and using food scraps in our
Correction In our Jan. 23 issue, we said that the Center for a Sustainable Future “has been conducting research to assist farmers in creating new and efficient ways to farm.” In fact, this research should have been attributed to Purdue University as well as the Environmental Resilience Institute at IU Bloomington. The Center continues to
By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Sustainability club secretary and Sodexo employee Cassidy Parks started a petition to remove all Styrofoam from campus. Most Styrofoam is used in food services, so the petition calls for Sodexo, the dining services at IU South Bend, to make changes. “The bad thing about Styrofoam is that it is
By: Sarah E Bull Staff Writer @SarahSheridan On Saturday December 2, IU South Bend’s sustainability club is planning a trip to the Greening the Statehouse meeting in Danville. Greening the Statehouse is a forum where like-minded Hoosiers can discuss conservation, sustainably, and learn about strides the state has made in going green. This year’s forum
By: TRICIA McCANN Staff Writer @tricia_mccann Gardening, hot wings and friends. Students looking for a relaxing event Monday, Sep. 8 should stop by IU South Bend’s very own Unity Garden. The event will be from 4-6 p.m. with the help of Goshen College’s Sustainability Leadership Certificate Program. Students will be able to help with harvesting,