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Waiting on the UN

December 13, 2010

I attended the U.N. Global Climate Change Conference in Mexico last week because I wanted to be present to witness the creation of a global climate treaty, or at least an immediate solution to a dismal...

Fair trade football jerseys

November 22, 2010

  The University of Minnesota prides itself on its sustainable and human rights-based initiatives, but supplies its bookstore and athletics department with University apparel that is created in sweatshops. I...

U.N. snuffs youth delegation

November 4, 2010

I am one of many students at the University of Minnesota who applied to be a student delegate at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun in November. I submitted an essay and application,...

Coal burning stifles U climate goals

October 21, 2010

The University Sustainability Committee is charged with creating a Climate Action Plan by the end of 2010. This plan is supposed to create a working document that will move the University of Minnesota...

The science behind ‘Troubled Waters’

October 4, 2010

IâÄôm still trying to understand why University of Minnesota officials attempted to delay the premiere of Troubled Waters for âÄúscientific review,âÄù after having watched the film...

Maroon, gold and green

September 22, 2010

The University of Minnesota has been taking notes, cramming and passing the sustainability report cards for colleges across the country effortlessly. The University has been awarded an A- from The College...