Category Archives: Student Voices

What on Earth Day would we do without the Student Sustainability Committee?

For Earth Day on campus this year lets thank our Student Sustainability Committee!  Last week they held a symposium in the Illini Ballroom to report on projects they have funded and it was really impressive.  Check out all their funded … Continue reading

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Student Sustainability Committee Symposium

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)/ and Student Sustainability Symposium is tomorrow, talks run from 12 (noon) – 1:30PM followed by posters The Student Sustainability Committee will present their funded projects to the campus community tomorrow! This is an amazing … Continue reading

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Permaculture on Organic Farms

Join eOrganic for a webinar on Permaculture on Organic Farms. The webinar will take place on December 9, 2014 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain Time, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, … Continue reading

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Eating Animals Review

Next Tuesday at 12:35pm, Jonathan Safran Foer will be doing a “virtual visit” to the Illini Union, in room 404, giving us a chance to ask him questions about his book Eating Animals, a heavy piece of nonfiction. I call it heavy … Continue reading

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Events: Environmental Films in Champaign-Urbana

Fall seems to have snuck up on us while we weren’t looking, but you can feel good about staying indoors (and staying dry) with these thoughtful documentaries to be shown in Champaign-Urbana.

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Clean Water (and what it really means for agriculture)

When was the last time you encountered water from a drinking fountain that wasn’t clear, cool, and pollutant free? Clean water is a given in our society. Our supermarkets are lands of plenty, and that certainly doesn’t stop at the … Continue reading

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Note on new calendar format

I’ve been working on streamlining our events calendar over the past few months, and trying to figure out how to best accommodate not only our events, but also those of other local organizations with similar purposes. So instead of the … Continue reading

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The State of Food Waste: Gleaning, and Other Ways to Help

After interviewing Jack Paxton for my last article, I had the same thought I know many others have had: “Wow. Maybe I should start thinking more about what I throw away. But how?” I went looking for solutions, maybe to tag them onto … Continue reading

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The State of Food Waste: Freeganism

Jack Paxton is a UC Davis alumnus, professor emeritus of UIUC, teacher at UC-San Diego, and looks every bit the part of a respectable academic. Yet he’s trying to get ordinary people to talk about a topic that many consider the … Continue reading

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Kanter’s Index

Today, I drove out to central Illinois with three U of I research employees (who, when I asked, said they preferred to remain nameless in this post). I went to interview soil scientist Bill Becker, they to take samples from fields he has … Continue reading

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