A Collection of Stories by KSU Students

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What is reef-safe sunscreen, and why is it important?

The most important impact you can make is educating those around you, like family and friends. While your individual changes are a major step, there are still thousands of people using harmful sunscreens as protection. Each person you can educate to make the change means less chemicals effecting our coral reef ecosystems.

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3 Easy Steps to a “Clean” Closet

Every day millions of people visit shopping centers and e-commerce websites to purchase the newest fashion trends. The fashion industry sells and produces between 80 to 150 billion garments each year, globally.
With that statistic, that means roughly two trillion, one hundred billion garments have been produced since 2000. While the industry continues to pump out clothes, consumers rid of their garments in droves. In 2018, landfills received 11.3 million tons in textile waste. The main source: clothing.

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Controversial policies result in Ohioans paying the price for dirty energy

What has been dubbed by Vox and other news as “the worst energy bill of the 21st century” has put Ohio behind in the transition to renewable energy.
Ohio House Bill 6 is energy legislation that provided bailouts in the form of subsidies to two nuclear power plants and two coal power plants. The bill also reformed energy efficiency standards in the state.

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Organic cotton farming proves to have environmental benefits, yet still lacks popularity among cotton farmers and businesses

When the cold weather comes around and people start searching for their most durable and fashionable heavy coats, brands such as Patagonia and Everlane are among the best rated clothing brands worn. However, in addition to being top manufactures for outdoor wear, Patagonia and Everlane are also renowned for their sustainable and transparent production practices, zero waste initiatives and environmental activism. Furthermore, they are celebrated for their commitment to using organic cotton over conventionally grown cotton.

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