Beef Be Gone?

In a climate change report published in October, scientists warn that if the environment isn’t being taken care of soon, by 2030 global warming could ensue some seriously harmful effects. In this report, one of the most prominent suggestions was reducing meat consumption in diets. In an article written by CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/08/world/ipcc-climate-change-consumer-actions-intl/index.html) cows in particular,…

EPA Water Changes

On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced its changes in what waters in the U.S. are considered protected under the Clean Water Act. The act originally protected most forms of water in the United States from pollution and under President Obama, even smaller waterways were protected. However, as of yesterday, some major…

An Environmentally Sound Holiday

Its the holiday season! With the holidays comes lots of waste, in fact, according to the augustafreepress.com (https://augustafreepress.com/10-tips-for-a-more-sustainable-holiday-season/), Americans throw away twenty five percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New years Eve. It’s important especially during the holiday season to continue to be environmentally conscious and more aware of the things we use and the…

Endangered PA Animals

Its no secret that hunting is a popular recreational activity in Pennsylvania. So much so, that the day after Thanksgiving, is reserved so that those in school are able to take a day off and hunt. There are more than 20 species, currently endangered in Pennsylvania and five are on the threatened species list.  Now…

DIY Sustainable Holiday Decor

With the holidays right around the corner, keeping things festive is of the utmost importance! However, unfortunately, around the holidays, people tend to get wasteful and buy things they might not necessarily need or use more than once. Which is why when decorating for the holidays, sustainability and decor can go hand in hand to…

Round Two for Pennsylvania Rust Belt Town

New Kensington, a community about 25 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh is taking on a new challenge: sustainable revitalization. The small rust belt down had a once booming economy based on the aluminum industry, while today the city works to transform its economy. With the help of Penn State New Kensington branch students and educators armed…

The Plastic Bank

Learn about The Plastic Bank and how it is helping to keep plastic out of the oceans all over the world. “It‘s our mission to stop Ocean Plastic by gathering a billion people together to monetize waste while improving lives. Plastic Bank is a root cause solution to prevent the flow of plastic into our oceans.” https://www.seeker.com/videos/earth/the-blockchain-solution-to-plastic?jwsource=cl

How the fossil fuel and fracking industries are influencing children

This is an NPR article from 2017, but I think that it’s extremely important to read, even today. This article shows how the fossil fuel industry is sabotaging a generation of children in Oklahoma by giving them half-truths and omitting the important facts, such as the existence of climate change. I also think that it…