Holy Crop! How Chemical Fertilizers Endanger Fish and Pose Challenges to Engineers
By: Sonja Brankovic
When many of us hear the phrase “water pollution,” we may imagine a large factory pipe spewing sewage into a hapless lake. The crisis in Flint, Michigan comes to mind, where the city routed corrosive Flint River water into aging pipes – officials failed to test the water, and lead leached out of the pipes poisoning thousands of the people.
Cool Weather Crops | A Sustainably Flourishing Series presented by Dan Ballard
In late September we were joined by local farmer and landscaper Mr. Dan Ballard for our final Sustainably Flourishing 2017 on winter gardening. Read on to see tips that he shared, and get inspired to get your winter garden going and growing!
Submitted by Diana Tiernan on October 16, 2017 - 10:35am
Meatless Monday is a sustainability movement that helps the environment and the health of it’s participants. Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also help reduce our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fossil fuels and fresh water. I have decided to participate in Meatless Monday for a month and document my experiences.
Breakfast was easy. A piece of fruit and a toaster waffle and I’m out the door. Lunch was harder. Having class during the day, I typically grab lunch at the student center. I found myself quickly realizing that there are less vegetarian and meatless options than I originally expected. Chic-fil-a basically serves chicken sandwiches only, so that was out. Maybe I could have found a bean only options at Taco Bell but I wasn’t interested. Subway seems healthy, but I always order turkey sandwiches so what could I order there? I remember seeing their veggie patties there and decided against it.