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Is Development on San Francisco’s Treasure Island Viable?
Professor Tanu Sankalia discusses the history of Treasure Island and how earthquake risk, toxic contamination, and sea-level rise still imperil plans for large-scale, capital intensive, develo (More)
Traveling Green
School of Management Associate Professor Michelle Millar discusses sustainability in the hospitality industry and what it means to be a responsible traveler. Image credit: sloth by he (More)
Faculty Spotlight: Michelle Millar
Michelle Millar lived in Las Vegas while working on her Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration. During our conversation, we discussed sustainability and greening in the hotel industr (More)
Sustainable Quarantine Projects: Kombucha
Since it seems like the stay at home orders will go through the summer, here is another project to keep yourself busy at home! Recently, kombucha has become very popular, but the downside is it is fairly expensive to buy in stores. But don’t worr (More)
Philosophy's Role in Addressing Climate Change
Climate change has rapidly become one of the most existential issues of our time. Its effects, which are worsening every year due to the unrelenting harvest and burning of fossil fuels, have the potential to change Earth’s ecosystems faster than (More)
Let’s Prevent Food Waste: A Cooking Series – Tepache Recipe
Ever wondered what you could do with your leftover pineapple skins? Well, it looks like you’re just in luck! Discarded pineapple rounds can be used to make a sweet fermented Mexican drink called tepache. It is a very refreshing drink that can be (More)
Let’s Prevent Food Waste: A Cooking Series – Potato Pancakes Recipe
Did you know that about 2/3 of household food waste is due to food spoiling from not being used in time? You can cut down that number by using your leftover food in new ways! Here’s an easy recipe to help you reuse mashed potato leftovers! Ingredien (More)
Is it Ecologically Irresponsible to Have Children? A Personal Reflection
I am 20 years old. I am a soon to be senior in college, and I am going to have a BS in Environmental Science by the end of 2021. I’m excited for the future. I’m excited to see what it holds. Studying the environment has taught me a lot, especiall (More)
The Values and Shortcomings of Green Spaces in Urban Environments
2020 marks Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary. In honor of my favorite place in San Francisco turning 150, this post will discuss the vast mental and physical health benefits urban green spaces provide for those who have access to them, as well (More)
My Composting Journey
Ever since USF closed down its campus in March, I moved back home to Louisville, KY, a city that surprisingly does not have a composting facility. For me, this has been such a drastic change since I am used to sorting my trash and having a compost bi (More)
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