Tag: Sustainability

Food drive aims to lessen campus waste

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

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Center for a Sustainable Future combats climate change

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

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Sustainability club pushes for campus ban on Styrofoam

By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN Staff Writer karfires@iu.edu 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

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Campus speaker questions corporate sustainability efforts

By: ANTHONY AYALA Staff Writer @bman4ever92 While many view the growing adoption of sustainability efforts by major corporations as a positive thing, Mark Mechtenberg believes that it has become a negative. At a recent talk at IUSB, Mechtenberg pointed to three areas where sustainability has failed. The first failure Mechtenberg focused on is communication and

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Panel talks sustainability efforts, both large and small

By: ANTHONY AYALA Staff Writer @bman4ever92   Indiana University South Bend hosted a panel discussion to address the relationship between business and sustainability. Professor Harry Vasilopoulos, of the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IUSB moderated the panel consisting of two experts, Shaun Maeyens and Becky Reimbold. Shaun Maeyens is the owner of

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South Bend continues to ‘go for the green’

By: ALLISSA CORAK Staff Writer acorak@umail.iu.edu While many measures have been taken by the City of South Bend to become sustainable and eco-friendly, local small businesses and the city are always looking for ways to go even further. That was the goal of the Green Business Workshop and Showcase held at the Century Center in

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Going green, the sustainability club’s upcoming trip

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

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Smart Sewers next in lineup for Sustainability and Innovation Lecture Series

By: ALLISSA CORAK Staff Writer @AllissaCorak “So exciting!” That’s how sustainability professor Krista Bailey feels about the next topic on the list for this semester’s Sustainably and Innovation Lecture Series. Every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., local leaders speak to students and community members in room 1001 in Wiekamp Hall. The series hits on topics

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