Upcycling unintended purposes

Millennials have grown up hearing the phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Although cliche, there also are options to create – rather than throw away – by preserving resources and the ever-shrinking ...


Teens Picking Up Trash in Field

Sort it out: what to recycle

In the last several years, improved recycling strategies and awareness at Ball State has diverted more than 10 percent of campus waste from landfills, according to Ball State’s 2014 annual Green Campus ...


Muncie's trails and parks

Parks and trails are available within walking distance from Ball State’s campus. Some of the most popular areas include Cardinal Greenways and Minnetrista, both of which host community events such as ...


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BYOB: Bring your own bag

Less than 1 percent of plastic bags are recycled each year in America, according to the Clean Air Council. Most plastic bags contribute to landfill waste and a chunk of them make their way to the ...


The Ball State Environmental Brigade poses for a photo while planting Cocobolo trees in Panama. PHOTO PROVIDED BY BRIANNA LISAK

Top 6 organizations to join this year

Joining a group of environmental and social activists on or off campus is one way to connect with the environment. If you want to get involved in work that impacts the Muncie community, and may even extend ...


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Op-Ed: The head and the heart

Pope Francis delivered his encyclical letter, the most formal of papal edicts, “Laudato Si: On Care of Our Common Home,” in June of this year unto 1.2 billion Catholics.


Street-smart shopping in style

Thrift shops and refurbished decor have become increasingly popular among college-age adults. Living on your own during college is a balancing act of creating personal identity and space, while not breaking ...


People ride their bike on a Cardinal Greenway trail toward Ball State's campus. PHOTO BY MIKAELA MARANHAS

Cardinals talk sustainability

Reducing energy consumption, thinking of future generations and getting politically involved are just a few ways to practice sustainability in one’s daily life.


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