Is bottled water better for me?

  Bottled water is more popular in America than in almost any other country. Companies are selling Americans something they can basically get for free from their kitchen faucets, at a drastically increased price. And the water that… Read More

Need help reading a label?

Almost everything we purchase is labeled with an ingredients list, which can give you a basic idea of what is in the product you are buying and maybe even where the product was made. However, this is hardly… Read More

Student-created Urban Micro-Farm

In October of 2015, Siri Chillara, an undergraduate student at the University studying chemical engineering, founded The Swaraj Project, an urban micro-farm. The Swaraj Project is located at the site of the former UR Microfarm, behind the graduate… Read More

University Receives Tree Campus USA Recognition

For the seventh year in a row, the University of Rochester has been recognized as a Tree Campus Institution. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation which honors colleges and… Read More

Who was Rachel Carson?

Recently I saw a documentary on PBS about Rachel Carson. I had previously not been aware of her significant influence she had on the way we think about the environment. Through her writing, she was able to bring… Read More