Tag: Sustainability

Composting and Sustainability: IU South Bend Go Green Initiatives

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.

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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