How to: Have a Sustainable Thanksgiving!

Check out these earth-friendly tips on how to have a sustainable thanksgiving! Written by Britini Osmonson, Contributing Writer For a naturally inspired Thanksgiving table, look no further than your own street or community park: gather fallen leaves and pinecones to use as part of a centerpiece or as placecards. Just be sure to leave any bugs…

Zero Waste Recipe: Avocado Pasta

Avocado Pasta: a vegan and zero waste recipe for the environmental foodie! 1 box of pasta (linguine, gemelli, any kind will do) – recycle the cardboard box 2-3 avocados – find ones without stickers 2 Roma tomatoes – find ones without stickers handful of spinach or kale (steamed or raw) garlic  1 small purple onion …

Top 7 Sustainable Sports Stadiums in the World

  Written by Malik Davies, University at Buffalo Office of Sustainability Student Assistant Sports and Sustainability. Even for environmentally-conscious sports fans, not often enough do we see both words in the same sentence. It’s true that when encouraged to either promote sustainability or simply embrace it, most sports organizations have failed us and themselves. Nevertheless,…

Confessions of a Tree Hugger

Written by Beth Remmes After I finished reading Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses, I am in awe of the author’s candor, and vulnerability by sharing the intimate details of her life.  I think revealing yourself on the page is one of the bravest things you can do, and it is why I can’t imagine ever…

The Best ReUsable Water Bottles

Written by Angela D’Aurizio, UB Environmental Studies Major Whether you’re off to work or off to class, don’t leave home without your reusable water bottle! Last year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38, according to the Pacific Institute. When you purchase single use bottled water, you’re paying 1000% more for…

How to Ween Off Plastic Water Bottles

One of the first steps in transitioning to a waste free lifestyle is to stop buying plastic water bottles. If you already don’t buy plastic water bottles, then you’re one step ahead! According to the Huffington Post, nearly 50 billion water bottles are consumed yearly – and the United States alone contributes to 60% of that…

Dorm Recipes: Top 10 Coma Inducing Grilled Cheeses

Written by Shelby Marra, Co-Founder If you can cook it in your dorm complex, you can cook it anywhere. Here are some vegetarian friendly grilled cheese recipes for the environmental foodie!   Remember: Buy local, buy in bulk, and vote responsibly with your food dollar! (*Note: Vegan vs. Vegetarian diets – “Most vegetarians and all…

Letter from the Editor

Written by Jenna Bower, Co-Founder Why should I care about sustainability? What is HSF? Who are the wizards behind the curtain? Well, I’ll tell you little munchkins. Humans for a Sustainable Future is a grassroots organization that started in a room lovingly referred to as ‘the hippie den’ by myself and two of my roommates….

Tour DeRamsey Is NOT Sustainable (Not Yet, Anyhow…)

One cyclist’s journey from Rochester to Birmingham, and Beyond By Ramsey Lloyd Wermuth, Bicyclist Extraordinaire, Founder of Tour DeRamsey To say that Tour DeRamsey isn’t sustainable is not to say that my bicycling isn’t about sustainability. Since I began Tour DeRamsey, I’ve grown tired, I’ve spent more money than I’ve earned, I’ve been through rain storms and discouraging…