Murder of the Monarchs

Summer vacation in elementary school meant humid evenings at the local park, picking and tasting sour berries from random trees, and endless efforts to capture an intricately patterned monarch butterfly. Monarch butterflies were everywhere, but…

NJIT Terrace Garden: A Returning of the Green…

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Veganism: What’s the Beef?

When vegannism is mentioned, we often conjure up images of animal activists and Instagram-worthy green smoothies. However, can eating our vegetables help reduce our ecological footprint? Simply put, yes—a widespread plant-based diet has incredible transformative…

Getting Stroppy About Straws

Have you ever seen anyone drinking with a straw at the NJIT cafeteria? Personally, in the three weeks since move-in, I have not seen a single person using a straw. Perhaps it is because the…

France Bans Pesticides

An environmental crisis that affects agriculturalists ranging from international farm conglomerates to home gardeners is underway: the depletion of bee populations. Bee populations around the globe are suffering due to overuse of pesticides, especially during…

Cleaning the Passaic River

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Green—but Green Enough?

Contrary to popular belief, NJIT does recycle. These efforts are led by Charlie Nieves, the Director of Building Services, and Henry Rzemieniewski, the Manager of Custodial Services. It is their job to take waste that…

Global Warming

The Mendocino Fire Complex has been raging for over a month now, and the end is far from near. First reported on July 27, 2018, the Mendocino Fire Complex is comprised of two wildfires, the…