Thoughts on Ecocriticism and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

From Walt Whitman to Japanese poetry and Native American oral traditions, people around the globe have always had a habit of expressing their concern and articulating their inescapable relationship with their natural environment through literature. Whether they spoke of the environment with a delicate love, or expressed an anxiety for nature’s hostile interaction with them, […]

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Intern Spotlight: Meet Victoria

Victoria Wallace ‘18 is an intern for Illinois PIRG (Public Interest Research Groups) and Environment Illinois. She worked with a Campaign Organizer, Lianne May, on a national campaign to get colleges to commit to 100% renewable energy in college campuses. Campuses are the perfect places for implementing renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar, […]

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The Green, Orange and Blue

By Emily Chen; Photo by Tyler Baldassone In 2016, the Marching Illini (MI) made a complete 180 turn regarding environmental sustainability. What once was an organization where paper was invaluable is now a completely digitalized, efficient system.  Known as “The Nation’s Premier College Marching Band”, the MI was founded in 1867 and has been performing […]

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