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Walk to School Day: Earth Wise president explains how global event helps environment

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

October 1, 2019

Students who honor Walk to School Day on Wednesday by commuting to school on foot or via bicycle can save money while helping the environment. Walk to School Day is a global effort that focuses on safe transportation for all students, and emphasizes that traveling by foot promotes good health, according to the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Miranda Martinez, a sophomor...

Professor helps to promote healthy environment

Madelyn Loellke, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Biology professor Paul Switzer is bringing a new eco-awareness movement to campus that will help the environment as well as the butterfly population. The movement is called the “Urban Butterfly Initiative” and Switzer said he learned about it after taking a trip to India last year and said the ...

Fracking talk to stress environmental, legal concerns

Leon Mire, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017

The legal and environmental issues facing fracking will be discussed from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. Vito Mastrangelo, a retired Illinois public attorney, will present “The New Fracking: Extreme Extraction Dangers,” sponsored by the Coles County Green...

RSO offers education, seeks signatures on climate change

Chelsea Picken, an english grad student, and Doris Nordin watch as Marissa Damore, a junior family and consumer sciences major signs a letter to Donald Trump, asking him to consider the importance of climate change awareness. “Alot of people don’t think climate change is a big issue but there’s lots of evidence that it’s destroying the planet. Donald Trump needs to be aware that his actions are affecting the planet” say Damore.

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 27, 2017

Members of Students for Peace and Justice set up a table in the Library Quad Monday to educate students on climate change and gather signatures for a petition to President Donald Trump. The petition calls for Trump to honor the Paris Agreement, which sets international standards for greenhouse gas...

Geography Awareness week starts with soil

Dr. Francis Odemerho, a professor of geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville lectures about erosion Monday in the physical science building in observance of National Geography Awareness Week.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 16, 2015

National Geography Awareness week started off with a lecture called “Soil Erosion Risks and the changing Cropping Choices in Shoal River Watershed, Illinois,” Monday night in the Physical sciences building. Francis Odemerho, from the Department of Geography at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville,...

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