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Scorching weather

September 3, 2020

by Kaylynn Senne, '23 Sustainability Studies major The year 2020 keeps on giving, this time with a heat wave for the records. In Death Valley, California weather stations are reporting a heat wave that could quite literally cause your car to...

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Adjusting the small things

March 5, 2020

by Kaylynn Senne, '23 Sustainability Studies major This year my goal has been to change some of the little things in my life to make a small impact on our earth. I recently switched from using a cheap, plastic toothbrush to...

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Eco friendly life hack: dryer balls

January 24, 2020

by Kaylynn Senne, '23 Sustainability Studies major One good thing my mom and grandma are always good for are their tips and life hacks. I love to buy blankets and pillows, usually much more than I need. Lots of these blankets...

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Metal straws… useful?

January 16, 2020

by Kaylynn Senne, '23 Sustainability Studies major One of the most common issues known amongst young people right now is our straw use and how it is affecting the turtles. Social media is full of people advocating for ocean life due...

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New Year New Me

January 10, 2020

by Kaylynn Senne, '23 Sustainability Studies major Fresh into the new year, 2020, everyone is making their new year's resolution and unsurprisingly, I have a few, myself. Number one at the top of my list is to be more eco-friendly. I...

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EnviroCamp 2018

July 5, 2018

by Bobbie Moore '20 EnviroCamp made its debut this summer. This was the first time this camp has been offered at Graceland University. This two-day camp, which evolved from Science Camp, offered area youth the chance to learn about the...

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The Buzz on Honeybees

July 5, 2018

by Bobbie Moore '20 Bees are the world’s most prolific pollinators. There are many types of bees: like bumblebees, carpenter bees, sweat bees and honey bees, and they help pollinate our flowers, fruits and vegetables. The honey bee is a...

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Graceland Sustainability Takes On Iowa State Food Community Event

January 23, 2018

by Jaime Reyes '20 On Jan. 12, a team of six Graceland University students along with sustainability faculty coordinator, Jen Abraham-White, embarked on a trip to Iowa State University to attend a seminar on food community systems. The day would consist of...

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Fighting Against Waste and Hunger

January 22, 2018

written by: Bobbie Moore '20 The Graceland Sustainability team is beyond excited to be working with the Campus Kitchens Project to bring a Campus Kitchen to our university. You might have heard about it recently when we were voting to...

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High Tunnel Short Course

December 1, 2017

written by: Bobbie Moore '20 The hour fell back, marking the end of daylight savings, and the sustainability crew headed toward Ames, Iowa, for a High Tunnel short course! This was a great opportunity for our sustainability program to learn...

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