Sustainability Matters

Summer 2020 Internship – Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park

Written by Cameron O'Connor This past summer, I interned at Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park as a cavern guide. I drove a boat throughout the underground river system and educated the public on the geology and biodiversity of the cave and the wildlife park. Although...

How to Combat Climate Change and be Sustainable as College Students?

Written by Rachel Karman   As of just recently, I have trying to implement sustainable practices in my life all while holding large corporations accountable for their colossal role in damaging the environment. I think the most important lesson I can pass on is...

Shenandoah National Park

Written by Jack Meck   Earth Day is a special day. It is one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy it so much because it is a reminder to be out in nature. Earth day is coming and if you need an idea, I’ll let you in on my favorite. Every year on Earth Day I like to...

Greenify Your Coffee

Written by Lily Bonasso Have you ever glanced at your morning coffee and wondered about its origins, about the process that it has undergone from bean to cup, about the environmental implications of the industry? Maybe not, but I’d like to urge you to do so today. My...

Chilean Sunsets

Written by Tony Columbus   In the summer of 2019, I was granted the opportunity to study abroad in Santiago, Chile through the USAC program. Chile is one of the most unique countries in South America environmentally, with a wide array of climates that span...

City Mission Thrift Stores

Written by Washington City Mission When you donate to our City Mission Thrift Stores, your donation makes a far bigger impact than you might think. Whether you are looking to be kind to the planet this Earth Day or to help those in need in our community, donating your...

The Adirondacks

Written by Jared Heller     The Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York have been on my family’s annual adventure list for some much-needed soul searching and good vibes ever since my dad learned about the area through summer camp as a child. Letting some...

How Exploring Nature Helped Me Find My Passion

Written by Bri Hoffman   I, like many young adults, began my college path with the mindset that I wanted to be a medical doctor. I had always loved science and I knew I wanted to help the world, so I thought medicine was the correct path for me. However, I very...

The Imaginary Man behind the Curtain: Why Trying to Find an “Authentic Experience” as a Tourist Will Likely Leave You Disappointed

Written by Nickolas Bartel Imagine you are walking around campus and a prospective student touring were to ask you for a list of things to do to have an authentic W&J experience in a day. It would be quite challenging to do to boil the entire student experience...

Stop Gatekeeping the Outdoors: How to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive and Welcoming

Written by Julia Schaffer   As indoor options became more dangerous after the introduction of COVID-19, many people have turned to the outdoors as a safer alternative. The fresh air and open trails are always welcoming new hikers with open arms. Unfortunately,...

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