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Archive for November, 2009

Buying Secondhand: Good for the Wallet and the Environment

Posted by collegegreenou on November 27, 2009

By Elyse McConnell
CG Commentary

In the world of fashion, one day you’re “in.” And the next day… You’re in a landfill.  Every year, each American sends 68 pounds of clothing to a landfill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluegrass: Raising the Voice to Lower the Footprint

Posted by collegegreenou on November 20, 2009

By Alex Snyder

By Becca Cochran
CG Lifestyles and People

If you walk into Casa Cantina any Monday night, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a crowd of Birkenstock-clad, lively folks. Some are students, and some are Athens residents, but all are groovin’ to the sounds of Athens’ own Rattletrap Stringband. As you sit enjoying your food and beverage from the bodega, sounds of the fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass waft over the restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forest Carnivore returns to Southeast Ohio

Posted by collegegreenou on November 13, 2009

bobcat wilds

The larger, more asymmetric track was made by a bobcat's front foot. The more round and slightly smaller track was made by the rear foot. Photo by Joe Brehm

By Audrey Rabalais
CG Science

A small predator stalks its way through the night in Wayne National Forest, spotting a turkey feather on a tree and further enticed by the scent of beaver castor oil and catnip. It approaches the alluring trap, relieving an itch against blunt nails under the feather. With two quick camera flashes, the bobcat disappears, leaving only a few stray hairs and its picture on the film. Read the rest of this entry »

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Commentary: A Walk along the Great Hopewell Road

Posted by collegegreenou on November 6, 2009

By Joe Brehm
Commentary

Following the Footsteps of the Ancients
On Oct. 10, about 30 people set out to do something that had not been done in hundreds of years. They began a 7-day, 70-mile walk from Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe to the Octagon Earthworks in Newark. Read the rest of this entry »

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