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Gamma Theta Upsilon to host Earth Week Trivia Night

Gamma Theta Upsilon to host Earth Week Trivia Night

Amelia Kashian April 24, 2024

This week marks the 10th Annual Anderton's Earth Week. Many environmentally friendly activities are to be hosted around campus offering education about ways to live sustainably. One of these events will...

Photo Courtesy of Lewis Goff

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...

Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment to host movie night, clothing swap

Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment to host movie night, clothing swap

Amelia Kashian April 1, 2024

The Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment (SHINE) is hosting a movie night and clothing swap on April 4 at 5 p.m. The group will be showing the movie, "Why Plastics?" by Patagonia, and students...

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...

Photo courtesy of Grace Lipostad

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...

CLOTHING AND STYLE — The differences of places and an understanding of situations.

Opinion — Online thrift reselling

Megan Poe January 29, 2024

With the amount of (blissful) washed-up Northern alumni rebranding a previously fashionably conservative town in the U.P., there comes some aesthetic territory to be conquered by the current and following...

SUSTAINABILITY APPOINTMENT —Director of Sustainability Hub for Innovation and Environment, Jes Thompson, appointed to Assistant Vice President of Sustainability.

Jessica Thompson named Assistant Vice President of Sustainability

Rachel Pott January 25, 2024

Jessica Thompson has been appointed as the Assistant Vice President of Sustainability at Northern, becoming the first person to fill this new position, created to further advance Northern’s university-wide...

SHINE PROJECTS — Students gather to strategize and connect with NMU sustainability and all that plays a role in it. Photo courtesy of Jes Thompson

SHINE program provides sustainability progress, opportunities

Annamarie Parker December 1, 2023

Working to better the environment and get students involved, Northern Michigan University’s SHINE program was developed. SHINE is the Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment, and its mission...

HANDS IN THE DIRT — Hoop house student organization members harvest potatoes from one of the many plots in the hoop house. The excess produce harvested from the hoop house in donated to the NMU Food Pantry and is available to anyone to get fresh veggies.

Hoop house creates learning environment for students, by students

Katarina Rothhorn October 17, 2023

It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday evening and student responsibilities do not really seem to matter anymore. Music plays from speakers over the heads of students digging their hands into the soil to pull up potatoes...

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...

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