October 2016 Issue

Letter from the Editor

Welcome Readers, to another academic year of the Green Observer! I am delighted to present you the first issue of the fall.  In this issue, you will find a collation of exciting articles, many of which are written by our new members. Keep reading to learn more about UIUC’s Ancient DNA lab, an environmentally-based study abroad trip to Sweden, how to make a natural, GIY, bug repellent, and more! Check out our website at greenobserver.net for our very first video article!

For this issue, I would specifically like to thank the Green Observer board members for their boundless patience and continuous support. This issue was truly a team effort, and none of it would have been possible without their dedication to the GO. I hope this issue inspires you to explore the different paths of conservation and environmental awareness.