How cool was the eclipse, really?

Flashback to August 21, 2017, around 1:15pm. Places like Goreville, Illinois, are filled to the brim with enthusiastic hopefuls looking at the sky, waiting for darkness to drown it out. The “Great American Eclipse” stirred a whole buzz of excitement, but it also had some interesting scientific and societal impacts. Let’s start with a little […]

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Dump and Run

Every year, the fall semester brings a mass of students ready to set themselves up for nine months in the twin cities of Champaign-Urbana.  They bring with them all of the temporary items that come standard in the dormitory sections of Ikea and Target.  At the end of May, they pack up as much as […]

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Letter from the Editor – Spring 2014

During this semester, I have attended several meetings and symposiums about the progress of campus sustainability. In particular, I learned from Ben McCall, the newly appointed associate Director for Campus Sustainability at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, all of the ways UIUC is working to make campus a carbon-neutral institution. From where I’m […]

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University of Illinois Solar Farm

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) aims to have the University of Illinois carbon neutral by 2050. One strategy outlined in the plan is to invest in renewable energy technology. And perhaps the best type of renewable energy is solar energy, which is what the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) has petitioned for. Initial efforts included […]

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