SEEDS Scholars, faculty and guest bloggers write about their questions, experiences, and, you guessed it, their discoveries as they explore sustainability issues far and near. 

What's the Buzz on Campus?

What's the Buzz on Campus?
Driving along the streets of Cincinnati, in the “Grampsmobile,” my beige 2000 Buick LeSabre adorned with a Ducks Unlimited license plate and an I ♥ Frogs bumper sticker, I sat listening to the “90-Second Naturalist,” a public radio program hosted by Cincinnati Zoo’s Thayne Maynard. Maynard re-told a story that prompted a whole host of new initiatives at the Cincinnati Zoo and have now found their way to Hiram. Hearing about the detrimental effects of logging in Malaysia, Maynard was struck with grief and helplessness as he realized that, despite wanting to help improve the environmental situation in that part of...
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The One With the Most Trash Wins

The One With the Most Trash Wins
"The one with the most trash wins." With those words, Professor Sarah Mabey sent off her crew of dozens of volunteers on Sunday, April 24 in canoes and kayaks to clean up the Cuyahoga River and Eagle Creek. And the day before that, Hiram students organized an Earth Day Fair, complete with booths, music, and the Green Machine food truck.  Check out some of the highlights below. Earth Day Fair River Clean Up Just a small sampling of what volunteers gathered up! A job well done!  Thanks to all those who helped!...and special thanks to Thea Angeli, Taylor Hillyer, and Sarah...
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Service Rocks!

Service Rocks!
In keeping with Hiram tradition, students, faculty, and staff worked together to accomplish something good for the campus, and everyone who calls it home. Over the next few months, the area pictured below will be transformed:  from sad little rectangles of gravel, dirt, and tire tracks to beautiful oases of living color.  A big thank you from the SEED Scholars to all of you who helped dig gravel out of the future garden beds in Martin Commons on Sugar Day.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Scroll down to see how hard your fellow Terriers worked. The garden beds before, and a very rough...
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Debris to Delicious: How to make a dorm-sized greenhouse from old containers

Most of us have an excess of stuff. Maybe your parents have a basement full of old containers and pet cages or a tool shed full of unused garden supplies. Even in a dorm room, you can usually find that drawer of odds and ends. What can we do with our mugs, old aquariums, or old plastic containers? Over the winter break, I started turning them into tiny greenhouses for my townhouse. I worked as a gardener over the summer and I wanted to get an infusion of that summer cheer that you get from nurturing plants and eating fresh food....
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What Keeps You Coming Back For More?

What Keeps You Coming Back For More?
Food is an instrument for connecting communities through cultural exchanges, social gatherings, and fundraisers for social good. Sharing food with others effectively keeps us connected and reminds us of the importance that it plays in our everyday lives. Whenever I have made space at the table for more to share a meal with me, the meal is always more satisfying. At Hiram College we have multiple occasions to bring people together with food, but one of the most influential is Bread and Soup. Bread and Soup has been a part of Hiram’s Campus tradition since 1982.  It began when the late Rev....
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