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August 2017

Beyond the Bag: Groups Fighting to Ban Disposable Plastic Utensils & Straws; Going Strawless in September

One of the most wasted plastic items is something that’s actually not needed at all. When it comes to consuming beverages, straws are completely unnecessary except for a small number of people with certain medical conditions. According to the National Park Service, Americans alone use 500 million straws daily.

When research exposed the negative environmental impact of producing single-use plastic bags and the harm they do to everything from wildlife to plumbing when discarded, an international movement of...

Sustainability at Universities During Campus Sustainability Month & Beyond

Sustainability has long been a priority on college campuses. But today sustainability has to be taken to a higher level as the fight against climate change has come under fire. Earlier this year, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Shortly thereafter, mayors, governors, businesses, investors and leaders at higher education institutions signed a pledge committing to following the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement. More than 300 presidents and chancellors at some of the largest...

Raising Funds for a Water Refill Station through Reusable Water Bottle Sales

The Flint Water Crisis brought the safety of our nation’s drinking water into the spotlight. Flint continues to work to make its water safe for drinking, but safe drinking has long been a problem, especially in schools. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, “school systems throughout the country have wrestled with lead in water for decades, in part...