Celebrate Friends-Giving

Hello! My name is Molly Breen, and I am a Live Green! Intern in the Office of Sustainability. My teammate, Paige, and I recently blogged about our first sustainability event of the 2016-2017 academic year, National Campus Sustainability Day! Today I am back to talk about a fun and unique twist to celebrating Thanksgiving –Continue reading “Celebrate Friends-Giving”

Bokashi Composting Basics: The Food Waste Solution for the Sustainable College Student

Ask yourself this question: How many times do you take your trash out in a single month? Once? Twice? Three times? Even four? Why does it matter how much waste we throw away? Waste in landfills releases methane and CO2, which has an impact on global climate change1. We also end up throwing away beneficialContinue reading “Bokashi Composting Basics: The Food Waste Solution for the Sustainable College Student”

DIY Truffles for a More Sustainable Valentine’s Day

Welcome to another Green-It-Yourself post! This week, Madi and I attempted to make two different types of truffles for Valentine’s Day! By making your own chocolate, you can avoid some of that pesky packaging and enjoy a more sustainable holiday! Madi: We’re back! Laurelin: I can’t believe that it’s already February, which means that Valentine’sContinue reading “DIY Truffles for a More Sustainable Valentine’s Day”

Lip Balm for the New Year

We’re back again with another DIY blog post for your holiday season! If you didn’t get a chance to read our last post, we’re trying out a new, experimental format, which is more like a conversation than a typical article. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Laurelin: Lately I’ve been thinking a lot aboutContinue reading “Lip Balm for the New Year”

‘Tis the Season for Sustainable Holiday Crafts

The Live Green! team will be rolling out a new DIY series in the next couple of weeks! We’re using a slightly experimental format that reads more like a conversation because we wanted to keep the tone light and fun while also including information that goes beyond a typical DIY post. Let us know your thoughtsContinue reading “‘Tis the Season for Sustainable Holiday Crafts”

A Look Inside the Tiny House Movement

On a typical Tuesday after a long day of work and school, I’m always ready for some relaxation. But when I join my roommates on our comfy couch, we always run into the same argument: What are we going to watch? As my roommate, Zoe, flipped through the channels, we were unable to agree on aContinue reading “A Look Inside the Tiny House Movement”

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”

[G]reen [I]t [Y]ourself : Holiday Edition

Hello! Welcome to the Live Green! blog: All Things Green. Check out our blog for cool happenings with all things sustainable. Since the holidays are upon us, we thought we’d share some tips and tricks to spicing up your holiday decor in an eco-friendly way. From gifts to decorations, get easy-to-follow directions on how toContinue reading “[G]reen [I]t [Y]ourself : Holiday Edition”