For My Mother

I love my mother to death. She has the strongest, warmest heart, she’s always there when you fall down, and she holds so much beauty. Did I mention she’s really, really big, too? Sure, the woman who gave birth to me is a wonderful person and an inspiration in my life, but the mother I’m…

How to Incorporate Sustainability to Your Style

by Chloe Trofatter  According to a TedTalk I watched a few weeks back, the fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world – second to the oil industry, of course. And between the constantly changing trends, the process of producing clothing, and the amount of energy that goes into preserving them once…

Governor Whitmer and the Environment

By Kara Headley Last week, Gretchen Whitmer was elected as Michigan’s next governor. As every politician does, she ran her campaign on a series of promises to help Michigan as governor, including several to help the environment. Michigan, being the Great Lake state, has responsibilities to the environment that are unique to us, and Whitmer…

The Disturbing Case of Red Tide

By: Mimi Anagli Having lived in the sunshine state for three years, I can attest to the fact that the nature and wildlife of Florida is quite an astonishing sight to see. The Floridian mentality is heavily based on the alluring greenery all around. Hours are spent wasted away in alligator-infested lakes, memories are made…

Hurricane Florence Hits

By Haylie May I don’t follow the news as closely as I probably should, but the news of Hurricane Florence really caught my attention. The Hurricane affected West Africa, Cape Verde, Bermuda, the East Coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. Forming on August 31st, many states had already declared a state of emergency….

Hard Way or Smart Way

I got fascinated by the ease with which my friends or the people around me used to solve Rubik’s Cubes. I would always observe them turning the cube, I could feel and see a secret discussion between them and each squared colour on the cube. For some reason, I never asked them how they did…

The Dangers of Two-Day Shipping

By Haylie May Being a student, having Amazon Prime free two day shipping is a blessing! I have gotten so used to deciding to treat myself and order a new mug, or some of my favorite lotions, and having it delivered in a blink of an eye- it’s like a little present for myself. Having…

Water in South Africa

By Kara Headley Recently, in Cape Town, South Africa, there have been issues of water shortages. In National Geographic’s article “Why Cape Town Is Running Out of Water, and Who’s Next,” the author, Craig Welch, states “Population growth and a record drought, perhaps exacerbated by climate change, is sparking one of the world’s most dramatic…

Haiku Collection: Red Cedar River and More

By Haylie May During the blog team movie night we asked the people who attended to write us a Haiku about the recent red cedar river flooding! Some of them ended up being about the river, and some people got creative and wrote about other things too.   Oh my Red Cedar You have been…

My Ecological Footprint

By Kara Headley With today’s ever growing population more resources are needed to sustain a quality of living. This brings about the idea of the ecological footprint, or how much space on earth would be needed, in theory, to sustain a person’s lifestyle (Robbins). This idea stems from Malthus’s theory that a growing population will…

Britain’s War Against Plastic

By Haylie May Recently the Queen of England has called a war against plastic. After working side by side with Sir David Attenborough on a documentary featuring wildlife in the Commonwealth, the Queen has decided to form a new waste plan to use throughout the royal estates. As the Queen and her son, Prince Charles,…

Wind Farms in South Africa

By Kara Headley Much of the world’s energy comes from the use of non-renewable resources, which, as proven in the past decades, is terrible for our environment. Carbon emissions have caused many problems. There are many who have seen this, and they have chosen to fight for renewable energy resources. South Africa is one of…