The Planet, Spring 2010
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Western Washington University. Associated Students; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies
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Table of Contents
Tracking Your Trash
Follow Bellingham’s waste from local dumpsters to a massive methane-producing mound in Roosevelt, Wash., where it is used to create green energy.
Turning the Tides
Could the future of renewable energy lie on the bottom of Puget Sound? Scientists and electric companies in Washington State are leading the nation in research on tidal turbines as they look towards the future of energy in the state.
The Water Bottle Dilemma
Buy a bottle of water, drink, dispose, repeat. A look at this flawed system and why proper disposal isn’t the only danger with bottled beverages.
Money for Green
Western has already been nationally recognized for being a “green” college. Can a new fee used specifically for eco-friendly purposes help Western leave other colleges green with envy?
The members of Transition Whatcom are preparing for peak oil and climate change by promoting local sustainability, but can they really make a difference?
Off the Eaten Path
A taste of the wild edibles available to Pacific Northwest foragers, including what is edible, as well as when, where, and how to harvest responsibly.
Fisher Reintroduction into Olympic National Park
Fishers, a native species in the weasel family, once roamed Washington State. Thanks to a reintroduction and monitoring project, they are back.
Trees vs. Breeze
The great debate: paper towels versus hand driers. It’s a daily dilemma, but do you have enough information to make the best choice?
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Bettinger, Kaylin and Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, "The Planet, 2010, Spring" (2010). The Planet. 57.