GMO’s. What are they?

Written by Aleena McDaniel   GMO’s. What are they?  GMO’s are Genetically Modified Organisms. They have been created through biotechnology, which is where scientists manipulate the genetic makeup of crops and livestock in order for them to tend to our needs....

Out & About in a Pandemic

Written by April Bonifate In the first few months of the pandemic last year, our lives were changed in ways that we would have never anticipated. While others were graduating into an uncertain future or having a baby that would ultimately spend its first year of life...

Planting for Honeybees

Written by Robert Dunn This spring our oldest son, Emmett (8 years old), decided that he wanted to use a part of our backyard in East Washington to plant flowers that would attract and help honeybees.  He purchased the book Planting for Honeybees: The Grower’s Guide...

How to Recycle Plastic Bags into Yarn

Written by Carly Croft Do you feel as though you’re drowning in a sea of single-use plastic bags? Ever wonder what you could be doing to reuse them other than carrying things in them or using them for your trash can? If so, this DIY is for you. Plastic shopping bags...

Pollinator Gardens

Written by Lekhya Kollu Pollinators are vital to sustaining our ecosystems and helping humans produce products like fruits, vegetables, fibers, nuts, and oils. One out of every three bites of food we take is thanks to the efforts of pollinators! Unfortunately, due to...

An Experiment on Hydroponic Gardening

Written by Savannah Keough Science became an interest of mine growing up because of its ever changing nature. When you are young, you are drawn to things that are interesting and new so naturally I was peaked by science experiments in my biology and chemistry classes....

Vegan Myths: Debunked!

Written by Lena DiFulvio Being a vegan for three years now, I’ve heard my fair share of myths, rumors, and rebuttals. I usually find it best to confront these discussions with a sense of humor, but it also helps to have a few solid arguments ready in your back pocket...

Interconnected: People and Land at the Mexico-US Borderlands

Written by Marcy Saldivar   When Americans think of the Mexico-US border, it is likely that conflict initially comes to mind. The political climate surrounding the border is intense as half of Americans support the building of a border wall and the other half...

Why Rehabilitate?

Written by Hannah Robart   Wildlife rehabilitation is the caring of individual wild animals until they can be released back into the wild, but it can take a lot of time, work, and energy. So why put in this much effort into providing care for sick or injured...

Gen-Z Visionary Collective

On this Earth Day, 2021, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you all about a growing movement in the city of Pittsburgh focused on climate justice. I am a recent graduate of W&J, a member of the class of 2020, and a member of the Gen-Z Visionary Collective. ...

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