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Guest Column: Less spending helps promote a more sustainable environment

By Melissa Burlingame | September 15, 2011

Let's be honest: Saving money is more exciting than leading a sustainable lifestyle. Luckily, living sustainably also often saves money, especially when it comes to purchasing second-hand.You may know the phrase "one person's trash is another person's...

Guest Column: Make your major green

By Melissa Burlingame | September 8, 2011

More and more companies - read "potential employers" - are working to improve their green images and start green initiatives.Being prepared for these demands gives students with a background in environmental studies a competitive edge in the job market...

NIU offers two new majors

By Brittany Swinton | September 7, 2011

NIU now offers two new majors in environmental studies and community leadership and civic engagement. Both majors are geared toward individuals who strive to make a difference in the world around them, according to an NIU Today article. "The community...

Guest Column: The Three Rs: Focusing on Reduce!

By Melissa Burlingame | August 30, 2011

Melissa BurlingameProgram Coordinator of Environmental Studies After getting settled in from the first week of classes, some students may be wondering what can be done to support the Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The possibilities to practice...

Guest Column: An environmentally-conscious addition to student organizations

Welcome back to the red, black...and green! The year 2011 marks the beginning of new partnerships for NIU in the realm of the environment, sustainability and energy. A new student group hit the ground running in the spring, building services started testing...

Laura Klein, junior art education major, and Missy Eymann, senior illustration major, listen as North Central Cyclery owner Tobie DePauw speaks about bicycle brakes during Ladies Night at the shop.

Tips and tricks at cycle shop’s 2nd annual ladies’ night

By Kyla Gardner | October 14, 2010

Next time you hear tires squeal on your way to class, that biker trying to avoid pedestrians is either riding a professional-class bicycle or a cheap one. NIU students and DeKalb community members learned this and more facts, tips and tricks about bike...