Flying High on Good Vibes with the Champaign County Audubon Society

Do you like birds and nature? Do you want to become more active in wildlife and habitat conservation? Do you want to know more about the wonders of our local ecosystems? If so, the Champaign County Audubon Society (CCAS) might be the place for you. I sat down with the president, Sara Johnson, for a …

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“From Farm to Table”: The Power of Locally-Sourced Food on a Large Scale

From-farm-to-table: it’s the idea that our food is pulled right out of the farm ground with one hand and placed onto our dinner tables with the other. With our backyard gardens and our organic supermarkets, it seems like we have reached the ideal: we are closer to the “farm-fresh” way of eating right now more …

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Growing a Balance: The Removal of the Campus Honor House Prairie Garden

On a clear-skied Tuesday, a yellow butterfly flickered amongst purple and golden flowers. A soft breeze rolled past an array of plants and grasses, eliciting the sounds of crickets, grasshoppers, and gold finches in its wake. It was a typical day for the ecology of the Florida and Orchid Prairie, filled with the sounds of …

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Green Observer – October 2017

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY6eqTYVQXU This is a great way to change your old T-shirts into some cute little pillow cases. In five simple steps and no more than twenty minutes you will have your own personalized pillowcase!   What You Will Need: Old T-shirt (This craft works well for any type of t-shirt) Scissors Marker and Ruler …

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Fresh Press, an Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab on Campus, Uses Creativity to Promote Sustainability

Fresh Press, an Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab on Campus, Uses Creativity to Promote Sustainability Sustainable living is defined as meeting the needs of today while ensuring that future generations can also thrive. This is a concept well-known to Graphic Design Professor Eric Benson and his team. Eric Benson is an Associate Professor and Chair of …

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