Some may ask, so what now? Where do we go from here? What else needs to be done? The answer is, so much more!

Some current events that have pushed for a more eco friendly environment include California and their position of influence. As an environmental leader within the United…

As an avid environmentalist, I have taken time to walk through the North Campus of University at Buffalo and really observed the steps UB has taken towards a “greener” campus life.

UB currently is using nearly 213 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, enough to meet 100 percent of the…

So what’s the difference between using straws and not using straws? Well, here is the raw truth. No matter how many times we refuse straws and use a reusable straw, the impact we as individuals humans have is miniscule to the overall impact big corporations and businesses have one the…

The ‘History of Straws’ article tells us about how plastic straws are one of the top five contributors to marine waste within the world. Plastic straws along with polystyrene and plastic bags are banned all over. Communities all around California have put a plastic product ban in place to be…

My research topic is plastic straws and their impact. So why the sudden push for reusable straws? Do we know what makes a plastic straw so bad for the environment? Let me bring it all the way back. In 3000 B.C. straws were invented by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia. They…

Olivia Lewis

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