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University landscaping creates ecosystem throughout campus

University landscaping creates ecosystem throughout campus

Jennifer McLaughlin, Sustainability Specialist (She/her) April 27, 2021

Roses are red, violets are blue, but did you know that campus landscaping is green, too? While April is host to Earth Day and National Garden Month, South Dakota State University’s Facilities and Services...

Social media challenge aimed to minimize food waste

Social media challenge aimed to minimize food waste

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/Her) April 20, 2021

From April 12-18, graduate students from across the country took to social media to create a weeklong challenge meant to inspire people through videos, tips and recipes to minimize food waste. The project,...

Students work to clean up campus after winter months

Students work to clean up campus after winter months

Brock Brown and Gracie Terrall, Reporter and News Editor April 13, 2021

Students, faculty and student organizations gathered April 13 for the twelfth annual “Spruce Up SDSU Day” where they cleaned the sidewalks, parking lots and lawns across campus. As South Dakota State...

How SDSU handles sustainability on campus

Jennifer McLaughlin (She/Her), Sustainability Specialist March 31, 2021

Although we cannot see it, it plays a vital role in our lives. Whether heating buildings in the winter, refrigerating vaccines or simply powering our Keurig machine in the morning, energy is essential....

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Sustainability is like a doughnut

Jennifer McLaughlin, Sustainability Specialist (She/Her) March 2, 2021

Although a newspaper column cannot dish up a delicious dose of a doughnut for each reader, this article is going to attempt to grow your hunger to dive deeper into what it means to be a sustainable society....

Campus Race to Zero Waste promotes recycling

Campus Race to Zero Waste promotes recycling

Jennifer McLaughlin, Guest Columnist (She/her) January 26, 2021

2021 will mark the 11th year that South Dakota State University has competed in Campus Race to Zero Waste, formerly known as RecycleMania. This is a nationwide competition between universities and colleges...

Editorial: As fires engulf Australia, what disasters await the Midwest?

Collegian Editorial Board January 15, 2020

The hundreds of fires raging across Australia in the past month have put Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno” to shame. As destruction sweeps the nation, the fires have killed 28 people and incinerated more...

Problems arise as solar energy grows

Problems arise as solar energy grows

KAITLIN SCHIEUER, Reporter January 14, 2020

Everything has pros and cons, but we often hear more about one side of the story than the other. Solar panels sometimes fall victim to this. They have a high standing in the eyes of society; however, it’s...

Students: Ditch the plastic bags

Students: Ditch the plastic bags

Staff October 29, 2019

That’s according to the Rabbit Report, which is sent to every South Dakota State University student.  “Due to a change in the recycling industry, plastic bags are not recyclable. This includes...

Issue: We need to think bigger than paper straws to be sustainable

Collegian Staff September 10, 2019

There are many ways to fight global warming and to promote sustainability. One of the most fashionable ways right now is the use of paper straws. According to National Geographic, 500 million straws...

Earth Hour lights out for environment

Earth Hour lights out for environment

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager March 27, 2019

This story was sponsored by SDSU Facilities & Services - Sustainability, SDSU Ecology Clubs & UPC. Join us 8-9 p.m. on March 30 in the Briggs Library basement to celebrate Earth Hour 2019. This...

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Drama about recent immigrant farmers showing in PAC

Marissa Carff, Sponsored Content Manager March 27, 2019

This story was sponsored by SDSU Facilities & Services - Sustainability and Multicultural Center. Follow the dramatic story that VANG has to offer the SDSU community this April. Based on the true...

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