Tag: Sustainability

Simple ways to reduce your waste in the new year

Every day, we make mindless decisions that have major effects on our health and especially our planet. Excessive waste contributes to climate change and the pollution of many ecosystems and species’ habitats. The emissions that are produced due to how much trash we generate can affect us long term; one can develop diseases such as asthma, cancer or cardiovascular disease.

Sustainability Club to host first meeting of 2021

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

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IU South Bend receives STARS designation

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu IU South Bend became the first regional IU campus to receive a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System designation (STARS). The STARS designation is achieved through reports given to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The award provides schools with a way to gain recognition for

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Signing off one last time

By: Eva Monhaut Staff-Writer & Columnist emonhaut@iu.edu  For the past few years, I have been writing for The Preface, studying to obtain my English BA with a double minor in French and Sustainability Studies and a concentration in Creative Writing, and becoming involved as much as possible in all aspects of campus life. Now, I

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Michiana Sustainability Themed Anthology taking submissions

By: KYLIE CAMPBELL Staff Writer kycampbe@iu.edu At IU South Bend, there are several opportunities to publish work in a scholarly journal, anthology, or magazine. The newest student led anthology, Michiana Sustainability Themed Anthology, is accepting various mediums of sustainability related work, including poetry, short stories, graphic narratives, photography, paintings, and sketches. The deadline for submissions

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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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