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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...

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...

Photo courtesy of Rachel Lefor
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 at NMU through programming and internal grant opportunities,” according to NMU.
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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