Author Archives: UNM Sustainability Studies Program

Video Series: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Cleaning can be a hassle, especially during our current times, but that doesn’t mean it should be hazardous for your health. This video brings to attention some chemicals in common household items that can be dangerous for both you and … Continue reading

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How do I get involved in – or stay involved with – politics during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Outlined here are 9 ways to stay involved – or get involved – in politics during the quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic.  These are all safe to do from the comfort of your home without risking spreading or contracting anything. … Continue reading

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Warriors in the Garden

I trudged up a hill that overlooked a small Afghani village. Burdened by a heavy backpack that held a frequency jammer, I also carried a ballistic plate carrier holding 4 plates, camelback: full of water, a chest-full of loaded magazines, … Continue reading

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Video Series: Recycling

Learn about the three easy steps it takes to start recycling at home.   Explore more strategies for recycling at home and grow your understanding of recycling and waste management on the national scale. -Posted by Hannah

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Reducing the “Paw-Print” of Cats and Dogs

As the effects of humans and our systems become more apparent on their impact of the environments around us (climate change, pollution, extinction, etc.), individuals have taken the initiative to hold themselves accountable and live more sustainable lives. The UCLA … Continue reading

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Video Series: Food for You and the Planet

There are many ways in which you can make shopping and cooking more sustainable and Earth friendly. These videos include tips for shopping, what to buy, and a recipe too. Enjoy! You can still support your local growers and producers … Continue reading

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Arriba New Mexico (#arribaNM): Uplifting our story

March 9th 2020 Marked the kick-off for the 4th World Conference on Women and the 64th Commission on the Status of Women, to take place at the United Nations Campus in Manhattan, New York. This was also a time for … Continue reading

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A Taste of Home: Digging into the Roots of an Indigenous Food Experience

Roxanne Swentzell is an artist, seed-saver, and a founder of the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute. In 2013, she and her son, historian Porter Swentzell, along with 14 volunteers from the Santa Clara Pueblo, committed to an experiment: to eat only … Continue reading

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Growing Local: Re-Envisioning Farm to Table With “The Sprouting Kitchen”

Many buzzwords surround today’s local and organic food market. “Farm-to-table” or “farm-to-fork” come with various associations about what it means to have an experience with food grown in the diner’s own backyard. These experiences may include a pop-up dinner at … Continue reading

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Video Series: Happy Earth Day!

This video kicks off our celebration of Earth Day! 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of this important event, and is dedicated to global climate action. May we as humans remember our roles on the planet and aim to be our … Continue reading

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