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Recycling? Maybe. Reduce, reuse, rot instead.

Recycling? Maybe. Reduce, reuse, rot instead.

Elizabeth Trevathan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under OPINION

With China's 2018 import ban in effect, reusing and composting -- not recycling -- offer the environmental solution.

If rooftop garden isn’t feasible, other green options are

If rooftop garden isn’t feasible, other green options are

Sharee Roman, The Rubicon Staff

September 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The Schilling Center has a beautiful roof space that is currently unused. A garden on top would be an improvement.

Weighing the environmental costs of public transit

Weighing the environmental costs of public transit

Jack Benson, The Rubicon Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

The Twin Cities may seem underdeveloped when compared to the expansive systems of New York City and other large metropolitan areas, but at both the city and state level, the government is pushing to implement more public transportation.

Alum Amini bikes across country for environmental awareness

Alum Amini bikes across country for environmental awareness

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Alum Ariana Amini ('13) is biking across the U.S. with the organization Women on Wheels for Wild Lands to advocate for public lands.

Switching on good habits key to solving climate change

Switching on good habits key to solving climate change

Lynn Reynolds, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Climate change is real, and if we don't start doing something to reduce our carbon footprint, everyone will pay the price.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Step toward a brighter future with green choices

STAFF EDITORIAL: Step toward a brighter future with green choices

The Rubicon Staff, Editorial

September 28, 2017


Filed under EDITORIAL, OPINION

SPA students need to recognize their role in climate change and take part in helping the environment.

5 ways to go greener this week

5 ways to go greener this week

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Consider setting the goal to be more eco-friendly, and follow these tips to make little changes each day.

3 Questions for Erik Olson

3 Questions for Erik Olson

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Erik Olson talks Russian, Industrial Broilers and opportunity

Community ranks preferences for speakers, service on Speaker Day

Community ranks preferences for speakers, service on Speaker Day

April 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Speaker Day 2017 focuses on Environmental Issues. Students and faculty will attend breakout sessions and participate in service on Apr. 21.

Reduce paper towel use to increase environmental health

Reduce paper towel use to increase environmental health

Diane Huang, Director of RubicOnline

November 17, 2016


Filed under OPINION

It’s essential and easy to use fewer non-recyclable paper towels and reduce the environmental footprint.

Students must increase awareness of compost bins to help environment

Students must increase awareness of compost bins to help environment

Mimi Geller, RubicOnline Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Students must take more care in what they often carelessly throw away in the lunchroom.

Turn revulsion into respect for Earth’s amphibians and reptiles

Turn revulsion into respect for Earth’s amphibians and reptiles

Diane Huang, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Amphibians and reptiles should not incite disgust in humans; these can have immense importance in the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems.