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Carving a new path

By | Feb 16, 2011

Erin Scala zooms down the mountain on her snowboard, carving left and right on her toes and heels, picking up speed whenever she can. With a brand new board, the 25-year-old is untouchable on the mountain and catches the attention of most skiers and riders as she passes.

Sustainable event planning

By | Nov 1, 2010

Halloween 2010 complete. Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of fierce costume making, candy buying, and decoration prep for the holiday, we happen to find ourselves in a very wasteful state. Americans as a whole spend over $5.8 billion on Halloween each year. $5.8 billion! It’s a ghastly number for sure. And think about…

The Chain Restaurant

By | Oct 26, 2010

I am positive that we have all, at some point in our lives, been to a chain. You know, we are talking about those places like Five Guys, Olive Garden, Applebees, and even nonfood places like Target and Walmart, that are dotted across the country and no matter which one you go to they are…

The sight of social inequity

By | Oct 17, 2010

After the conference ended, late Tuesday night of this week, I knew that I would get the opportunity to explore a small portion of Colorado, see what made it tick, what I liked, and what I could do without. As the capital of Colorado, Denver is like any other capital city you might visit: massive…

Walk the Talk

By | Oct 15, 2010

What a week! I have been so wrapped up in exploring the Centennial State, that I have had little time for much else (like blogging), but have no fear, as I am back and ready to spew my facts and anecdotes. The AASHE conferences was a wonderful experience. Most of the conference was spent attending…

Sustainable Traveler? It’s harder than it sounds.

By | Oct 10, 2010

Well, I left Ithaca mid-afternoon on Friday, heading for Denver, Colorado. I know, what you’re thinking, and no Fall Break for Ithaca College has not started yet. However, I do have a legitimate reason for missing a few days of class. I am presenting at a conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability…

Global Work Party Day Coming Up

By | Oct 5, 2010

Well, it’s about that time of year again. You know that time. It’s the time where the leaves start to change color and drop. It’s the time when people start wearing their fall coats and boats. It’s the time Ithaca starts getting unfortunate weather. And it’s the time where the global community bands together to…

Carrot Vending Machines?

By | Oct 5, 2010

Ok, so call me crazy and say it doesn’t have a place on a college blog, but let me just tell you that a high school in Cincinnati has installed…wait for it…a carrot vending machine in their school. Yes my friends, I said a carrot vending machine. Now what would possess an institution to do such…

Greenpeace on the terrorist list?

By | Sep 30, 2010

So I was sitting in class last week, and a friend ran up to me to tell me that Greenpeace was put on the FBI’s domestic terrorist list?! Not the first group I would choose to put on that, to be honest. I did a little digging to see what the deal was, and this…

Yes, I’ll take an Eco-App please

By | Sep 19, 2010

Um, yes please! I am always amazed at how many apps there are out there for the iPhones and Android phones. Thousands upon thousands of apps at your fingertips, ranging from news and blogs, to games and flashlights, the app world has it all. But what about the practical ones? Maybe you want to read…

Cause for a viral video

By | Sep 17, 2010

It always amazes me what seemingly simple graphics and the sound of a child’s voice can do for a cause. At this point, if you are an avid Facebook-er, and I would imagine most reading this are, you probably have heard that Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, agreed to the creation of a data center…

It’s getting Windy….

By | Sep 13, 2010

I was driving on Clinton St in Ithaca the other day and was about to come up onto Route 13 intersection when I saw it. An enormous 18 (or more?) wheeler hauling some cargo. But this wasn’t your average cargo. This was cargo of epic proportions. Traffic was stopped from all four sides as it…