Liberal Arts awarding staff and faculty sustainability efforts
With eleven Green Teams, the College of Liberal Arts is exploring sustainability issues in a variety of ways, from infusing it into their curriculum, to creating a Mobius recycling game, to finding resource efficiencies in operations, to investigating related research topics. The College has just announced two awards to recognize staff and faculty "in the College of the Liberal Arts whose commitment to sustainability is exceptional and best exemplifies professionalism and dedication to the mission of the College and the University."
How a small community saved a contaminated river in Finland
The small village of Selkie, located in southeastern Finland just 50 miles from the Russian border, was contaminated 5 years ago by large peat mining operations owned by VAPO. This caused two massive river contamination events, which led to major fish die-offs in the river. Led by the village president, the community fought back and won an unprecedented victory against the energy company.
Learn about how to compost, what you'll need for both indoors and outdoors and what you should avoid composting. Composting helps divert organic materials from landfills, but also creates nutrient-rich material for growing plants and crops.