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Biomaterials: What is SCOBY Leather?

Nov. 4, 2021

SCOBY stands for "symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast". Now, unless you are experienced in biology, those words may mean little to you.

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Plastic Eating Mushrooms

Nov. 4, 2021

Since the 1960s, over 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced. 40% of this production has been for packaging that is used once and discarded. Landfills receive about 27 million tons of plastic every year in the United States alone. To solve the growing problem of plastic pollution researchers...

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Waste Reduction During the Holidays

Nov. 3, 2021

We are quickly approaching the most wonderful time of year! However, the average American throws away 25% more trash during Thanksgiving to New Years. That is a lot of trash that amounts to 25 million tons of trash. If you are reading this, you likely already want to reduce your...

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Zero Waste Pumpkin Treats

Oct. 20, 2021

It’s a great time of year! The leaves are changing, the weather is finally cooling down, and everything is pumpkin flavored. This is also the time of year for pumpkin carving and pumpkins more generally as decorations. Pumpkins make great decorations for this time of year because not only are...

zero waste refrigerator best practices


Oct. 20, 2021

Living on a college budget is hard enough when grocery shopping and meal prepping for yourself. It can be time consuming, stressful, and expensive to properly plan and cook each meal to properly sustain yourself. However, it is estimated by the USDA that 30-40% of food produced in America is...

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Zero Waste IS Your Home - Earth Ships

Oct. 20, 2021

While Billionaires Make the Trek to Space, Learn About the ‘Ships’ that Environmental Advocates are Creating to Stay on Earth

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Lab Grown Meat - An Emerging Industry

Oct. 20, 2021

Lab grown meat sounds like something in the distant future, but due to modern technology, we are closer than ever to having it on your dinner plate. Lab grown meat or cultured meat is when stem cells of an animal are taken and grown in vitro or in a petri...

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Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Oct. 20, 2021

One of the most impactful ways we can reduce waste is by being mindful while grocery shopping. 40 percent of food production becomes food waste in landfills and causes the release of methane gas, an even more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Food packaging makes up 45% of landfilled...

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The New York Fashion Week Protester

Oct. 20, 2021

Paris Fashion Week Came to a Close a Little Differently this Year.

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Zero Waste Changing Seasons

Oct. 20, 2021

As the seasons change, so do our habits and overall lifestyle routines. The days get shorter and our lives as students get increasingly busier. We tend to get overwhelmed as midterms approach rapidly and looming due dates sneak up on us. In all this chaos, it is easy to adapt...