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05/20/2020
RecycleMania 2020 results
Results will serve as a baseline for our sustainability office as we channel efforts to areas needed to improve waste management here at Miami, Cecil Okotah said.
04/13/2020
How do campus research labs pause during #StayAtHomeOhio?
Data collection takes a break, but data analysis and writing continue at home. Mike Vanni's aquatic ecology lab, above.Snapshots from several campus research facilities.
04/06/2020
Mini Move-Out ShareFest yields 3,700 pounds of food donated to local food pantry
A mini version of the annual move-out week ShareFest resulted in 3,700 pounds of food collected from students moving out of their residence halls. The food was donated to the Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services. Students donated 3,700 pounds of food during the residence hall move-out period. Items were donated to the Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS).
03/31/2020
Miami donates protective gear to area health care facilities
Area health care workers benefitted from donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) collected across Miami University’s Oxford and Regionals campuses last week.
03/04/2020
RecycleMania GameDay: Men's basketball vs. Ohio University March 6
RecycleMania's founding members — Miami and Ohio Universities — are competing in a special GameDay Basketball competition to see which school’s fans can recycle the most at a single basketball game.
02/27/2020
Join the Institute for Food farm CSA: Support your health, sustainability and innovative education
CSA members can look forward to produce such as this in spring (left), fall (center) and spring/summer.If you want to decrease your carbon footprint, and increase your dietary health, consider joining the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program offered by Miami's Institute for Food farm.
02/18/2020
Refresh your recycling know-how during RecycleMania 2020
While Miami makes it easy to recycle on campus - just place your recyclables in the single-stream blue bins - non-recyclables sometimes end up mixed in. These contaminated loads are sent to the landfill.
02/06/2020
Next steps on Miami's path to carbon neutrality
In response to a charge from President Crawford in September, Miami University's sustainability committee submitted a report Feb. 1 recommending that Miami become a signatory of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments.
01/29/2020
Craig Williamson's OPUS grant will provide new insights on effects of browning in lakes worldwide
Lakes worldwide, including Lake Lacawac (above), are threatened with decreasing water clarity, due in part to increased dissolved organic matter inputs such as from decomposing oak leaves (above). Craig Williamson's long-term and in-depth research on lake water transparency has been recognized with an NSF OPUS grant.