Green your Halloween!

Are you planning a Halloween party, but don’t want to spend lots of money on decorations? Are you looking for a greener, more environmentally friendly way to celebrate the holiday? Maybe you just want a fun craft or activity to do with your friends to share your love of sustainability? Well look no further because this week I have some nifty crafts and sustainable finds … Continue reading Green your Halloween!

“Winners and Losers at Global and Local Scales”

On October 7th, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department hosted a guest lecturer, Dr. Ian Bryceson, who has worked in collaboration with Professor Beymer-Farris to research the human-environment relationships in Tanzania, primarily focusing on the sustainability of aquaculture systems. Dr. Bryceson’s research has also included comparative studies in both Norway and Malaysia to further evaluate the global state of small-scale fisheries and coastal and marine … Continue reading “Winners and Losers at Global and Local Scales”

Go Car-Free!

CAR-FREE DAY: Wed. October 26th     WHY GO CAR-FREE FOR A DAY? Reconnect with Furman’s campus Enhance your health Save money Reduce your carbon footprint Rather than driving on Wednesday the 26th, we encourage everyone to explore the Greenville bus system, ride bikes on the Swamp Rabbit trail, or walk to the many events Furman offers on campus that day, such as: Women’s Soccer … Continue reading Go Car-Free!

Water Ethic for South Carolina CLP!!

A Water Ethic for South Carolina CLP WHEN: Monday, October 24th  7-8:30pm WHERE: Patrick Lecture Hall, Townes Science Center Furman has another great opportunity for you to widen your knowledge on sustainability issues with the upcoming Water Ethic for South Carolina CLP! Be sure to come check it out next Monday at 7pm in the Townes Science Center. The event is cosponsored by the David E. Shi … Continue reading Water Ethic for South Carolina CLP!!

TED talks!

This week has been wonderful for eco-friendly TED talk listeners. Last friday, TED put up an ingenious talk about natural burial and combatting pollutants that our bodies leech into the soil with none other than mushroom spores. Jae Rhim Lee, sporting her own mushroom burial suit, redirects how we look at life and death, and proposes a unique solution to eliminate toxins from drugs and … Continue reading TED talks!

Power in Pond Scum

The thick film found on top of lakes and rivers, also known as pond scum or green slime is actually a very powerful organism, algae. Algae is something many people find gross, or a problem in pools and fish tanks, but the slimy substance holds a vital role in our ecosystems, can serve as a nutritional supplement, and even has the power to run our … Continue reading Power in Pond Scum

China Reflections

During the last month of summer, I traveled to Shenyang, China in Liaoning Province (northeast region) for a month to participate in an intensive language study program. When I stepped out of the Shenyang train station, I was struck again by just how polluted the cities are in this country. You breathe in and can just feel how thick the air is entering your lungs, … Continue reading China Reflections