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GEMS, social justice and sustainability forum


Jessica Guerrucci – Managing Editor Social justice and sustainability go hand-in-hand, according to Brandon Wong, a member of the Geography, Environmental and Marine Sciences Club, and it is important for everyone on earth. “Everyone’s thinking about sustainability for the environment, but no one’s thinking about sustainability as thriving and living on earth,” said Wong. Southern held its first Sustainability Town Hall,

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Bi-weekly farmers’ market brings fresh fruit and sustainability to campus


J’Mari Hughes — Copy Editor Raspberries, zucchini, broccoli, kale, sage and leeks these are some of the fruits and vegetables grown right on Southern’s campus in the community garden behind Davis Hall. Students, in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, gathered on Oct. 7 in front of Buley Library to give away food to students in need. “The main mission

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New trash cans promote sustainability on campus


Jackson LaMar — News Reporter The Adanti Student Center received five new trash cans designed to help the university better sort out trash from food waste in hopes of then converting it into gas, electricity and mulch. According to Recycling Coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, Heather Stearns, Southern implemented this system two years ago at Connecticut Hall for the

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Bike-sharing system hitting the streets


August Pelliccio—Photo Editor Society has 11 years to commit to sustainability, and bettering the environment, according to Stephen Axon, professor of environment, geography and marine sciences. To help combat that on the university level, a bike-sharing program has been created by his students. According to Axon, if the program is a success, it will be a step in the right

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Recyclemania competition promotes sustainability


Alex Palmieri – News Writer Heather Stearns said Recyclemania is made for students to understand the significance of recycling and to continue recycling as best as they can. “We’ve been doing this since 2008,” said Stearns, recycling coordinator. “It’s been a great time.” Stearns said the main goal of Recyclemania is waste reduction. This is an eight week friendly competition between

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