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Algae for Fuel

10.19.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

The use of biomass for fuel is nothing new. The most common application of this is the use of corn to make ethanol. An even better alternative that could save land, water, energy, and reduce waste is the use of algae for fuel. Algae is able to be grown in large amounts with limited space ...

Pure Life or Pure Profit?

10.16.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

After watching The Story of Stuff online for Eco Reps, I now receive e-mails from the website every couple of weeks. These e-mails spread news about sustainabilty related issues and how we can take action in the fight. Most recently I received an e-mail detailing Nestlé’s push to privatize and gain larger control of public water resources. ...

Our Laundry’s Dirty Little Secret

10.15.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

I’ve followed the Facebook page for Al Gore’s film/book An Inconvenient Truth for quite some time now, and it never ceases to post content on Environmental issues that peak my interest. Recently, the page linked to an article about “dirty” ingredients in our laundry detergents. For anyone who’s interested, this is the Facebook page, and ...

“There is No PLANet B”

10.15.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

In high school I was given the chance to take a semester-long cosmology course. I am not talking about the study of beauty treatment (Cosmetology), as many girls in the class realized the hard way, but the study of the origins of the universe and the evolution it undergoes (Cosmology). The class was taught by ...

Save the Bay Struggles for Justice Against Polluting Company

10.14.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Save the Bay is an organization that operates out of Providence, Rhode Island with the goal of protecting the main watershed in the state, the Narragansett Bay.  In 2009, it was noticed that a local scrap metal company, Recycled Metals, was not following the regulations set up by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management ...

A Walk in the Woods

10.13.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

About a year ago I had assignment for one of my English classes, dealing with transcendentalists like Thoreau and Whitman. This assignment was to spend one hour making observations in the Chet Raymo nature trail. That hour was a great experience, free from all distractions, focusing only on the world around you. It’s amazing how ...

Overpopulation: A Major Issue

10.13.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

One of the main aspects of environmental science is its interdisciplinary approach, which includes the social aspect. A major social issue facing our world today is overpopulation, which is one of the principal reasons for many environmental problems. Overpopulation leads to an increase in resource use and waste production, pollution, health problems due to overcrowding, ...

Catholic Climate Covenant

10.10.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

This past Tuesday, I had the privilege of attending the Catholic Climate Covenant program. The CCC is an agreement that can be made by anyone wanting to take a step in the fight against climate change while acknowledging its dire effects on the poor. The covenant is unique because it views climate change as a ...

Outdoor Classrooms

09.24.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

So, I lived in Boston and I went to Boston Public Schools my whole life. I started to notice that most science classes for the Elementary and Middle schools have classrooms outside. There’s whiteboards and these logs that are seats for the students to sit on. I always found this the most fascinating way for ...

Cruelty Free Sustainability

09.22.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

You can help save the planet and animals at the same time! Consider going cruelty free! This means buying products that are not tested on animals. Not only are these products safe for the environment but they also promote justice for animals. There is a great website called leapingbunny.org where you can find the names ...