Campus Scenery

For this blog post, I wanted to feature some of the natural scenery on and around campus! Here are some pictures I have taken over the past school year. Location: Near the bookstore Date: October 2019 Location: Near UGL Date: December 2019 Location: Oregon St Date: November 2019 Location: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana Date: October 2019 […]

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Environmental Startup Culture

So, I’m not sure if most of you know this about me. I’ll go ahead and assume that you don’t, but for the second half of my undergraduate years here at UIUC, I have lived in a co-op house just off campus. This house is a part of an organization called “COUCH” which stands for […]

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Underwater Farming

In areas both urban and rural, our land is becoming dirt-poor, lacking the moisture and microbes needed to grow healthy food. In fact, according to an article published on November 19th, 2018 in Earth Island Journal, a third of the world’s land surface is no longer as productive as it once was. This rapid rate […]

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Little Village’s Short-Lived Success

Chicago, Illinois was historically known for its meat packaging industry, as well as their rail yards and steel plants. These industries are what helped form Chicago into the magnificent city that it is today— by initiating two successful waves of unionization and inspiring Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle to name a few. Unfortunately, with these industries […]

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Who’s a Tree Hugger? The Environmental Stances of Illinois 2018 Primary Candidates

In case you missed the campaign ads all over social media and cable TV, the Illinois primary election is happening tomorrow (March 20th). Although the state primaries are not as glamorous as something like the presidential election, they are just as important when it comes to making an impact on your community. Here you will […]

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50 Years of Love and Light

  On a campus with over 40,000 people, it is easy to feel isolated, especially when one is new to the area. When I first came to the university, one of my greatest concerns was the potential isolation I would face because of my choice to practice a vegan diet. Because practicing veganism is so […]

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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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