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Kinomoaage translates to education or more directly, Earth shows us the way in Anishinaabemowin. (Joleigh Martinez/NW)

Opinion — Should NMU divest from fossil fuels?

Katarina Rothhorn April 20, 2023

As we celebrate Earth Week at NMU, I am proud to participate in the various activities that help us appreciate and give back to the land. Even if this is just picking up trash or going on a hike to learn...

SUN POWER — NMU students listen as a member of the solar panel installation crew explains how the bifacial panels work. The fully operational panels, located next to the SHINE building on Presque Isle Avenue, are the largest project to be financed entirely by the Green Fund, a five-dollar per semester student-paid fee.

Campus solar panels funded entirely by NMU students

Andie Balenger January 30, 2023

Thanks to the student-paid Green Fund, a $50,000 solar panel array has been installed next to the Sustainability Hub for Innovation and Environment (SHINE) building, located at 1400 Presque Isle Ave. The...

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...

Diane Husic (second from left) travels with her students to give them hands-on research opportunities. Her current work is at the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge where she and her students monitor the life coming back to the contaminated environment.

Alumni profile — Diane Husic restores nature at the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge

Madoline Plattenberg, Copy editor March 15, 2022

In her intro to environmental science course at Moravian University in Pennsylvania, Diane Husic took first-year college students on a field trip to the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge, a site that has undergone...

Northern is BEEcoming more sustainable

Northern is BEEcoming more sustainable

Olivia Apa, Features Writer February 17, 2022

Northern Michigan University prides itself on supporting the environment and sustainability, offering programs that include elements of environmental education in its core curriculums of biology, Native...

Students in the Divest NMU organization meet to discuss future ways to increase awareness of fossil fuels on Nov. 9, 2021. Their current efforts include a petition to support NMUs complete divestment from fossil fuels, an informational table in Jamrich and posters.

Student-led petition aims to divest NMU from fossil fuels

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Last month, a group of students banded together to form the Divest NMU organization which provides a platform for them to convince NMU to divest from fossil fuel companies and develop more sustainable...

RUNNING INTO CHANGE - Brandon Garlow and Fiona Byrne Ryan along with their two-year-old son and dog packed up or sold all their belongings and are running along the North Country Trail to raise awareness for the Line 3 pipeline. Their journey has taught them invaluable lessons about living life with purpose and are sharing their experiences with others along the way.

Running Into a New Earth: A family’s journey to discover the unknown

Andie Balenger, Contributing writer November 10, 2021

The Center for Native American Studies has organized a number of events and presentations celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Their kickoff presentation was scheduled for Monday,...

EATING GREEN - Parsnip at Northern Lights Dining Hall offers vegetarian and vegan options, such as tofu burgers and snap peas. The Peas On Earth Challenge encouraged students to eat vegetarian and vegan to benefit the environment and their own health.

Peas on Earth project challenges students to eat vegetarian for a week

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 27, 2021

The Peas on Earth Challenge was a challenge started by the NMU Animal Club to encourage students to eat more plant-based foods on-campus.  “By participating in this challenge, we are hoping students...

QUEER TREES - Mossy Schumann plants a young pine tree along the Lake Superior shoreline. Schumann organized the PRIDE Tree Planting Event which encouraged queer youth to plant trees together and help restore the eroding shoreline.

LGBTQ+ groups, Great Lakes Climate Corps plant 100 trees

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 27, 2021

LGBTQ+ groups from across Marquette including Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride and NMU’s Queers and Allies group gathered at McCarty’s Cove on Friday, Oct. 22 to plant 100 trees at the PRIDE Tree Planting...

Joe Pera interacts with the audience after the premiere of his new episode of “Joe Pera Talks With You on Saturday, Oct. 16. Peras show was one of many shown at the Fresh Coast Film Festival over the course of four days.

5th annual Fresh Coast Film Fest encourages climate awareness through film

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 22, 2021

The Fresh Coast Film Festival is a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle and conservation of the Great Lakes region, features documentaries with a range of topics from a humongous...

Reid Kenyon cleans out a garden bed of watermelon vines to prepare it for a new crop. Kenyon is one of the student volunteers helping keep the hoop house running and growing produce for the community to enjoy.

Hoop house grows produce for NMU Dining, prepares for winter

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 8, 2021

Every Sunday at 6 p.m. Cole Bonino dresses in work clothes and prepares to get her hands dirty while pulling weeds and turning compost. For Bonino and the handful of other students that join her, this...

The Food Sovereignty Symposium in-person event was postponed this year due to COVID-19. The event will be rescheduled for May 2022. NMU student Reese Carter designed the promotional poster for the symposium this year.

Virtual Food Sovereignty Symposium looks at decolonizing food systems

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 27, 2021

The Food Sovereignty Symposium is an event held to educate people on the process of decolonizing food systems and reestablishing an intimate relationship with plants, animals and one another.  Martin...

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