Marine Life: Coming Up Dry

By Jenna Bower As a wise shark from Finding Nemo once said, “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.” As many as 2.7 trillion animals are pulled from the ocean each year, and as global…

Ralph Wilson Stadium is Filled with Food Waste

One in four calories intended for consumption is never eaten. This is equivalent to going grocery shopping, buying four bags of groceries, dropping one of the grocery bags in the parking lot and just leaving it there to rot. The Problem Groceries are expensive. If American households are wasting 25% of the food that they…

33 Tips for Sustainable Living!

1. Cut back or eliminate meat products from your diet. 2.  Cut back or eliminate fish from your diet (even the ‘sustainably sourced’ ones.) 3. When in doubt, recycle! Seperate your recycling from your waste and cut back on the amount of waste you send to landfill. 4. Install low-flow shower heads and faucets in…

WATCH: Must See Documentaries

The Cove This Academy Award winner depicts the gruesome ritualistic slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Not recommended for the squeamish. Home Visually stunning aerial views of the Earth that illustrate the complex web of ecosystems on the planet, and how, along with sunlight and water, they make life possible. Narrated by Glenn Close….

UBReUSE is Turning Trash into Treasure

It’s almost that time of year again – finals, graduation, and move out. A time filled with commotion, stress, and a surprising amount of waste. But at the University at Buffalo, that’s about to change. This May, UB students are implementing a new sustainability initiative – a program called UBReUSE. The program will help collect…

Sustainability Talk: Interviews with UB Students

Awareness is the first step in being able to promote change. Without being aware of an issue in its scope, we can never hope to make a positive impact to alleviate the problem. This is why integrating sustainability curriculum into higher education is so critical. The millennial generation and those that follow will be left…

TerraCycle: Eliminating Waste By Recycling the ‘Non-Recyclable’

The packaging industry is extremely lucrative. In 2009, the global packaging market took in over $550 billion dollars in revenue. In looking at factors that influence the profitability of the packaging industry, the World Packaging Organization cites the following at direct or indirect influence: The increasing requirement for convenience among consumers, rising health awareness among…

The Struggle: Student Environmental Advocates Fight for Progress

Environmental activism can be a lonely and seemingly futile endeavor, especially as an undergraduate student at a major university. Advocates for any movement are always the minority trying to sway the majority; the few fighting to change the habits of the many. And change can be a scary thing, so it’s no wonder that it…