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Mindfulness and Sustainability session to hold guided meditation

Amelia Kashian April 10, 2024

Many connections can be made between ourselves and the environment, and some argue that it's important to keep those connections held strong. In a peaceful setting, sustainability Professor Angela Miller-Porter...

EcoReps to host EcoBricking Workshop

EcoReps to host EcoBricking Workshop

Amelia Kashian March 21, 2024

With a handful of clean single-use plastics, NMU students have the opportunity to learn a new way to protect the environment. On Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m., they can meet in Jamrich 1311 to learn how...

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Students encouraged to make sustainable products with EcoReps

Amelia Kashian February 22, 2024

It can be easy to get caught up in wasteful habits, especially at stressful times during the year. Thursday, Feb. 22 EcoReps will be hosting a Sustainable Living Workshop at 5 p.m. in Jamrich 1311. Students...

UNIVERSITY DIVESTMENT UPDATE — DivestNMU members protest at Cohodas Hall in April, 2023. 
As of December 2023, the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees gave full support in divestment. Photo Courtesy of Kolibri Drobish

Board of Trustees vote in favor of sustainability

Ryley Wilcox February 2, 2024

At the December Board of Trustees Meeting, the board voted 7-0 to pass a revised NMU Investment Policy. The policy calls for 100% divestment from fossil fuels by 2028, 50% of which by 2025, and an investment...

Students update their closets sustainably at EcoReps clothing swap

Students update their closets sustainably at EcoReps clothing swap

Abigail Faix October 13, 2023

EcoReps set up shop for their Clothing Swap in Jamrich on Oct. 13. Dresses, tops, and bottoms were laid or hung by size and neatly folded by the organizers. Participants could find all types of styles...

EARTH FEST — Environmental student organizations collaborated to host Earth Fest during the ninth annual Andertons Earth Week at NMU. Pictured: Jonas Trombetta, Hoop House (left) and Mary Kelly, Gamma Theta Upsilon and Hoop House (right).

GTU celebrates ninth annual Anderton’s Earth Week with Earth Fest

Ryley Wilcox April 26, 2023

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) organized the ninth annual Anderton’s Earth Week and celebrated the week with Earth Fest on Wednesday, April 20, which served as a showcase of all the environmentally minded...

REDUCING CLOTHING WASTE — EcoReps members Grace Freed, Cece Hogan and Miki Rogers (pictured left to right) volunteer at the Winter Clothing Swap hosted in Jamrich Hall. The swap provides students an alternative to fast fashion and encourages reducing and reusing clothing waste.

Clothing swap promotes sustainable purchasing habits, redirects from fast fashion

Ryley Wilcox February 17, 2023

EcoReps hosted their winter Clothing Swap Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Jamrich Hall from 12 to 4 p.m.   EcoReps, NMU’s sustainability student organization, asked students via the Hub and an Instagram post...

Divest NMU and the Keweenaw Youth Climate Action Group of MTU protest from their seats at the NMU vs MTU hockey game this Saturday at the Berry Events Center. The club has been advocating for NMU to phase out its investments in the fossil fuel industry and reinvest in sustainable projects since October 2021.

Editorial — NMU must divest from the fossil fuel industry

North Wind Editorial Board February 1, 2023

Last Saturday, students from both Northern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University stood together in solidarity at their rival hockey game to encourage both of their universities to remove...

EcoReps Compost Bins

EcoReps Zero Waste Event Turns Hockey Rivalry into Waste Reduction

Harry Stine November 30, 2022

EcoReps, NMU’s student branch of the Sustainability Advisory Council, has a new event up their sleeve. On Dec. 2, twelve stations will be set up around the Berry Events Center during the Northern...

EcoReps to host Seed Box Skillbuilder event

EcoReps to host Seed Box Skillbuilder event

Madoline Plattenberg November 8, 2022

NMU’s EcoReps is hosting a Seed Box Skillbuilder this Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in TSB (The Science Building) 2812. Students can learn how to write a Green Fund Proposal, have the opportunity...

(CLIMATE) CHANGE - Marquette City Commission passed the Climate Action Resolution on Dec. 20, 2021 with a unanimous vote. The draft of the resolution was originally written by NMU faculty and students and contributing community members.

Climate resolution incentivizes Marquette to become climate neutral

Olivia Apa, Features Writer January 21, 2022

NMU students are paving the way for a sustainable, climate neutral future for Marquette.  In September 2021, assistant professor Ryan Stock gathered a group of environmentalists from on campus and...

composting at hoop house

Initiative aims to make industrial composting more accessible

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 21, 2021

An industrial composting project is currently underway to come to all NMU Dining services.  Zoe Tardy, senior environmental science and natural resource management major, submitted a model for an on-campus...

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