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Kent State Planeteers Gearing Up for New Semester!

Kent State Planeteers Gearing Up for New Semester!

Hey everyone! Classes are back in session and now that everyone’s back in town it’s time to start planning Planeteer events for the Fall. The goal of the group is to create local programs and activities to encourage the personal responsibility of everyone to create a cleaner, healthier and sustainable world. Last Spring, the group […]

Paws in the Park: Dog Walk to benefit the Portage APL

Saturday June 23 Streetsboro City Park 9:45 – Check in at Pavilion 10:00 am – Walk begins Bring your family and dog to Streetsboro’s 6th annual Paws in the Park! This is a dog walk to benefit the Portage Animal Protective League (PAPL). You and your dog will be asked to donate a minimum of $10.00. All proceeds […]

Volunteer Opportunities in the Kent, Ohio area

The Autism Society of Ohio, Greater Akron is proud to sponsor and host the Lose the Training Wheels Program. This is a 5-day camp that teaches individuals (8 years and up) with disabilities to ride a 2 wheel conventional bicycle without training wheels. In order to make this program a success, we are seeking 80 […]

Update from Oceana (We made it to 2nd place in the country!)

Update from Oceana (We made it to 2nd place in the country!)

Job well-done Planeteers! But, never fear there’s plenty more work to be done next semester. Find out more about the petition and sign the online petition to Stop the Drill! The email I received… I wanted to reach out to say hello and thank you again for your help with our spring photo petition drive. Your […]

Oceana Petition: 136 supporters strong!

Carbon Footprint: Intro to Greenhouse Gases

We have received a request to address “Carbon Footprints,” and the responsibility of reducing our impact on the world as much as possible. This is actually quite a complicated subject, so I’ll rely on a lot of work that has already been done, and use a series of posts to guide the readers through the […]

Share your #GoPlanet Resolution!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-KPfYF_U5A

Hey everyone, take a couple of minutes to check out this video and post YOUR Earth Day resolution to the planet! It doesn’t have to be fancy, just sit down with your phone or webcam and make a short video of what you’d like to do for the planet this year. Then be sure to share your video on Facebook and Twitter with #GoPlanet – let’s get it trending!

Repair vs. Replace

One of the things that seems long forgotten by our society is that most things can be repaired as opposed to replaced. DVD player quit working? Time to buy a new one. Laptop crashes? Time for a new model. Shoes coming apart at the seams? Time for a new pair. Hole in your shirt? Toss […]

Palm Oil: How it affects you and the world

Palm Oil is not a well-known ingredient for most people. However, it is an increasingly consumed ingredient in most food and even used in some cosmetic products. Palm Oil is becoming such a daily part of people’s diets that it has surpassed soy bean oil and is now the world’s most widely produced edible oil.

The “Fit” Economy

How can we invest in our local economy and still keep in shape? Your community will have many opportunities for you to do so. I have lived in the area of Kent, Oh. for two years now and I have noticed a few big name exercise and fitness places, yet many of the local choices […]