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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...

New degree program for sustainable business practices

New degree program for sustainable business practices

Sophia Huhta , Contributing Writer August 31, 2021

NMU College of Business kicked off the fall semester Monday with the launch of their newest bachelor’s degree program in sustainable business and enterprise creation. The new major has three different...

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ECO AWARENESS— Pictured Heather Vivian (left), Charlie Arnold. At the Farmers Market, downtown Marquette in September, 2019. EcoReps set up a table to promote the organization.

EcoReps encourages sustainability on campus, in community

Rayna Sherbinow March 25, 2021

Last semester the Green Fund was implemented at NMU, comprising an optional $5 fee for students who are taking six or more credits. This money goes to EcoReps, an organization that promotes sustainability...

green grass

Editorial—NMU right to preserve the Green Fund and support sustainability

North Wind Staff October 22, 2020

On Oct. 15 the Board of Trustees approved NMU’s school budget for the year, and managed to avoid significant cuts in many areas, including the university’s Green Fund, a fee used “to promote sustainability...

SO THRIFTY—Freshman sports science major Savanna Fassio picks out some clothes from the EcoRep’s swap. 
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Thrifting to promote sustainable fashion

Maggie Duly November 21, 2019

Ever wonder how much waste is produced by the clothes on your back? It’s probably a lot more than you think. Nearly 20 % of global water waste is produced by the fashion industry, according to United...


Junior environmental studies and sustainability majors Gwen Czarnik and Sam Lievense enjoy a paddle around Bunting Lake at the EcoReps orientation last week.
Photo courtesy of Olivia Walcott

EcoReps organization sprouts from sustainability roots

Sophie Hillmeyer August 30, 2018

A peer-to-peer educator program designed to share resources and knowledge with all majors on the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic A passion for conservation spearheaded...

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