URBAN ECOLOGY BLOG

July 28, 2020

Humans have been consuming meat for as long as we can remember. Initially, meat consumed raw, and about 200,000 years ago, the first hearths were used.  Meat was an essential component of diets up until the Agricultural Revolution when wheat and rice began to be massiv...

June 26, 2020

What is sustainability?

Sustainability can be defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. 

So what does this mean exactly?

This means that as a society, humans are running out of time. We are exce...

June 1, 2020

What is Composting?


Composting is a great, cheap alternative to buying fertilizers and soil for your garden. It is rich in organic material, which creates exceptionally healthy soil, improving root development, and providing food for microorganisms. It takes scraps and...

May 15, 2020

Air Pollution

Due to the many varying factors surrounding COVID-19, there have been significant reductions in air pollution and CO2 emissions. In the United States alone, there has been around 40% less domestic air travel, along with up to a 50% decrease in traffic and...

May 12, 2020

What are native plants?

Native plants are naturally occurring in a region where they originally evolved. These plants are indigenous to an area and have evolved without human assistance or introduction.

So, why are they so important?

Native plants are extremely important...

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