7 Easy Ways to Celebrate The Summer Sustainably!

As you head into summer break, don’t forget to keep living green! From food to fuel, here are seven tips to help make your summer more sustainable. 1.  OPEN THE WINDOWS The summer months can be hot, but on the days that it’s bearable, turn off the central air conditioning, throw open the windows andContinue reading “7 Easy Ways to Celebrate The Summer Sustainably!”

Green Your Spring Cleaning

Whether it’s your house, apartment or dorm, it’s that time of year when you’re ready to throw open the windows, roll your sleeves up and start cleaning. But as much as we can appreciate the seemingly magical effect cleaners have on dirty spaces, have you ever stopped to wonder, “How do these products so easilyContinue reading “Green Your Spring Cleaning”

Keep Your Dorm Room Sustainable Over Break!

Are you leaving your dorm room? Whether it’s a weekend mini-vacation or a tropical week-long getaway remember to do a few things to save energy and keep your room sustainable while you’re away! Close and lock your windows. Don’t make your thermostat work in overdrive while you’re gone, even if you think the weather mightContinue reading “Keep Your Dorm Room Sustainable Over Break!”

Sustaining Your Spring Break – 6 Ways to Live the Local Culture

If someone were to take a spring break trip to Ames, you’d probably tell them to try pizza from Jeff’s or Black Market, to get coffee from Stomping Grounds or Arcadia, to shop on Main Street or spend an afternoon at Reiman Gardens. You’d want them to have an experience that is unique to Ames.Continue reading “Sustaining Your Spring Break – 6 Ways to Live the Local Culture”

Sustaining Spring Break

In a week, a lot of us will be heading to the coasts or to slopes outside of the flat Iowa terrain we know and love. While it’ll be quite easy to leave school and the daily work grind behind us as we reach our destinations, don’t forget to have a sustainable spring break. WhetherContinue reading “Sustaining Spring Break”

Green Your Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that elicits dread in some, happiness in others, anger in a few, and panic in many.  With all of this worrying about what you’ll do on the most lovey-dovey holiday of the year, it can be easy to forget about keeping your celebration sustainable! Send a Paperless Card!  Don’t wasteContinue reading “Green Your Valentine’s Day”

6 Ways to Green Your Textbooks (and Your Wallet)

There are always so many noises you hear around campus at the beginning of the year. The buzz of people coming back to campus and the groan of students when they hear about how much their new books are going to cost. Each semester seems like it will begin with the same terrifyingly long receiptContinue reading “6 Ways to Green Your Textbooks (and Your Wallet)”

Local Produce Available in January

Do you want to buy local, seasonal products? Even though it is winter, you still have some options! Here is a list of some local produce that are currently for sale at Wheatsfield Co-op. Local Produce in January: Living basil and fresh herbs Cabbage Chard Garlic Ginger Living Lettuce Bell Peppers Potatoes Pumpkins Radishes Squashes TurnipsContinue reading “Local Produce Available in January”

Green Your Resolutions

It’s a new year, and everyone is making their resolutions! You might have already made a list of personal resolutions, but have you made a list of sustainable resolutions? Try to better yourself and your community by making a few green goals this year! It can be hard to stick to any resolution, so manageContinue reading “Green Your Resolutions”

Real vs. Artificial: Choosing the Perfect [Green] Tree

It’s perhaps the most recognizable symbol of the upcoming holiday season. From our homes to our very own campus, the holiday tree encompasses the traditions we’ve grown up with. Maybe your family goes out each season in search of the perfect real, or artificial, tree.  Whether this journey takes you to a tree farm, lotContinue reading “Real vs. Artificial: Choosing the Perfect [Green] Tree”