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Eco Action tours Penn State’s East Power Plant as part of monthly focus on pollution

FebruAIRy was all about pollution and the impacts of various forms of energy use on the earth’s atmospheric conditions. As part of this month’s series, members traveled to the East Campus Power Plant to receive a tour from the Superintendent of Steam Services, Paul Moser and learn about Penn State’s energy history, the current status, and… Read more Eco Action tours Penn State’s East Power Plant as part of monthly focus on pollution

Why YOU Should Care About Plants: Eco Action Presents at the Easterly Elementary Science Fair

On Monday, February 25th, Eco Action showcased the power of plants at the Easterly Elementary annual Science Fair. Our first time tabling at the event, Eco Action members were able to show their stuff as they explained to elementary students, and other science fair attendees, the ability of plants to sequester carbon and act as… Read more Why YOU Should Care About Plants: Eco Action Presents at the Easterly Elementary Science Fair

JanuWEARy: The Environmental and Social Impact of Fast Fashion

Throughout the month of January, Eco Action focused on the environmental and social impact that an increasing demand for cheap clothing items made by the global north ultimately has on the global south. Our consumer purchasing power is significantly influenced and dictated by multinational corporations. This growing demand for cheap goods has tremendously increased the… Read more JanuWEARy: The Environmental and Social Impact of Fast Fashion

What’s Scarier than Halloween? Climate Change!

  On Wednesday October 31st, in line with the theme of ACTober,  Eco-Action protested Penn State’s dependency on fossil fuels outside of the HUB. They collected over 300 signatures from students, staff, and alumni in just a few hours, supporting a proposal to place an internal carbon tax. They helped to educate passerbys to create awareness of… Read more What’s Scarier than Halloween? Climate Change!

Eco Action Visits the Gita Nagari Eco Farm

~ Description of the trip to the Gita Nagari Eco Farm in Port Royal by active member, Audrey Gabrys ~ On Friday, October 26th, a couple of Eco-Actioners decided to escape the Penn State campus atmosphere and experience life on the Gita Nagari Eco Farm and Sanctuary. The farm is the only certified organic slaughter… Read more Eco Action Visits the Gita Nagari Eco Farm