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Eco-beauty: Keeping it clean and green

Kerstin Gupilan

April 22, 2010

If the thought of using fragrance-free-all-natural-rubber-tree-extract shampoo or going days without showering isn’t your idea of an effective beauty treatment then maybe the eco-friendly movement just isn’t for you. Wrong. The hippie days of sacrificing beauty to save the earth is a thing of the...

Live green every day

Chelsea Underwood

April 22, 2010

and Kristin Hugo/Special Contributor The U.S. is the number-one trash-producing country in the world, at 1,643 pounds per person per year. In 2008, only a third was recycled, reports the Environmental Protection Agency. With this year celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, there is no better t...

With paper or plastic, pick neither

Alexandra Brell

April 21, 2010

Paper or plastic? My head says paper, my dog walking side says plastic, and my heart says neither. When you look at the facts, it is hard to accept that “paper or plastic” is still a viable option in the retail world. Because consumers are given the option, does not mean that they must take either...

Fuel cell ‘generates electrical power without pollution’

Stephanie Bermudez

April 21, 2010

Every day on their way to classes or to their cars, students walk by CSUN’s tropical rainforest. Walking by, students see lots of plants, colorful flowers and eight different towers with pictures of rainforest animals on them. CSUN’s tropical rainforest is equipped with a fuel satellite plant and eigh...

CSUN aware of compost benefits, possibility for future

Wendy Peters

April 21, 2010

CSUN’s part in recycling aluminum cans and paper products today is commonplace and composting is not too far behind, as we see the benefits of turning once living things into fertilizer useful in enriching garden soil and houseplants. CSUN Director of Publications Randy Thomson’s colleagues hail him as having a “passion” for composting. Composting “contributes less to landfill...

Transportation survey to include comprehensive campus sample, students, faculty, staff asked how they commute to CSUN campus

Michelle Verne

April 21, 2010

Using different methods of transportation offers a way for students to help reduce the impact greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and congestion have on our environment as well as the cost and space given for parking structures. Geography professor Helen Cox, Ph.D., said a survey of 700 students done...

Work continues toward on-campus farmers market, Current economic climate to blame for stalled effort

Susan Murray

April 21, 2010

When Erica Wohldmann moved to California she made the conscious decision to vote with her fork. For the last two years, Wohldmann, an assistant professor of psychology, has dedicated herself to starting a farmers market on campus. “A CSUN farmers market would serve its 30,000 campus community, plus its surrounding community,” Wohldmann said. “I gave up purchasing produce at the regular grocery store and started buying onl...

Green design slowly becomes priority in the classroom

Alexandra Brell

April 21, 2010

Color is no longer the first association with the word green. It is now about reducing, reusing and recycling, not just trash, but in every facet of living. Today, greening, or sustainability, marries with every industry and area of study, including interior design. Some CSUN teachers regularly incorporate this into their classroom curriculum but on...

Blues indie band rocks green

Kimberly Krieger

April 21, 2010

The vibration and beats of blues-infused indie rock reverberated through a tiny second floor apartment in Santa Monica. This is where Drew Schwartz and The Watchtowers practice for their up-coming gigs. One of their upcoming concerts is taking place at Trip Bar in Santa Monica May 20, and all of the proceeds will go tow...

Student creates eco-friendly fashion

Kristin Hirai

April 21, 2010

With the start of his eco-friendly apparel company, Green Aesthetics, Ben Adelmann has taken advantage of thinking outside of the box. “Green Aesthetics sells eco-positive, fair trade clothing,” said Adelmann, 24. “This means clothing made from sustainable materials like bamboo, tencel, soy, organic cotton and recycled pol...

Photography exhibit brings awareness to water crisis

Anna Osipova

April 21, 2010

The Annenberg Space for Photography has partnered with National Geographic to present an exhibit it hopes will bring awareness to the significance, and the lack, of fresh water. The exhibit was timed to coincide with National Geographic's April issue dedicated to addressing the world's current...

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