Edited and packaged by Ericka Francois. The popularity in second-hand shopping has grown in part due to affordability but also the desire to buy clothing more sustainably. Thrift shopping and buying vintage fashion is a way to combat the waste resulting from the clothing production method of “fast fashion.” This […]

Americans use approximately 50 billion water bottles each year, resulting in severe environmental issues and costing the average American over $100 per year. SUNY New Paltz is well on its way to banning bottled water because of the H2Occupy movement, led by Austin Schatz, a 24-year-old alumnus. H2Occupy is a […]

  If you often find yourself in the organic foods section of your local grocery store or if you shop or eat at the majority of places in New Paltz and the Hudson Valley, you have probably come across the term “fair trade”. Many people associate the term strictly with […]

In a sea of Birkenstocks, local farmers markets and awareness-raising bumper stickers, it comes as no surprise to most that the community of New Paltz holds the environment in high regard. “Sustainability doesn’t take breaks, you know?” said Brian Pine, the director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance at SUNY New […]

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