A crash course in renewable energy


#STOTW   Renewable energy is predicted to be the way of the future. So what exactly is renewable energy? Renewable energy is broadly defined as energy that is collected from naturally occurring resources that are replenished on a… Read More

How to save energy in you University of Rochester dorm


#STOTW With the academic year now in full swing, students, faculty, and staff are back on campus in dorm and office settings. As a student or employee at the University, it may be easy to overlook your energy… Read More

Definitely downcycle


This week’s #STOTW downcycling Reduce, reuse, recycle—it’s a term we have all heard and know well. It stresses the importance of reducing consumption, reusing items when possible, and recycling what can’t be reduced or reused. The order of… Read More

Is your soap bad for the environment


By Craig – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1899947This week’s #STOTW describes the good and bad about palm oil. My friend asked me recently about palm oil and issues with it. He told me that he was aware that there… Read More

How to find good food options on campus


This week’s #STOTW One of the great things about our campus is all of the options available for food #urdining. There’s Douglass, Danforth, the Pit (or The Commons, if you will), Hillside, Connections, Starbucks, and Pura Vida. I’m certainly… Read More