The Horizon

Sustainability Club rebrands as the GREENadiers

GREENadiers President Sidney Farmer (left) and Vice President Lucia Rodriguez at the club's first meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Anna Smith, Photo Editor

January 26, 2020

The spring semester means a new year and, for the GREENadiers, a fresh start after a semester hiatus. Formerly known as the Sustainability Club, the GREENadiers have an eventful semester planned with President Sidney Farmer and Vice President Lucia Rodriguez at the helm. The club took a hiatus last...

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

Angie Munoz, primary education sophomore, uses her phone during leisure time at University Grounds Coffee Shop. Photo by Meleena Richardson.

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Smartphones are almost a necessity in today’s society, but how long do they really last? The responsibility of sustaining a smartphone partially falls on the user for taking care of it, but also to the manufacturer for continually supporting it. A smartphone is usually considered useless when it’s broken or...

The cutting controversy of logging in Indiana state forests

A sign off the side of the main entrance to Clark State Forest welcomes those wishing to engage in recreational activities.

Mac Aubrey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

The management practices in Indiana state forests adhere to national and international sustainability criteria, but controversy regarding logging regulations of public forestland remains intact. Southern Indiana is home to some of the largest public woodlands in the state, including Clark State Forest,...

Eco-friendly or Nah?

Recycling and landfill bins on campus.

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

November 23, 2018

IU Southeast has improved their efforts on trying to recycle what is available, keep the ground clean of trash and replenish the soil with planting new flowers every year. The sustainability opportunities on campus have increased over the few years, but is there more we can do? College universities...

Student Club Offers Sustainable Future

Preparing to pass the torch, Frederick rallies her student officers to spread their wings and take over, assuring them the impossibility of eco-friendly campus habits without students.

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017

The beauty of IU Southeast is candidly on display for incoming and returning students every semester. With the Knobs in the distance, various assortments of flowers and strung-up hammocks can be seen among trees on the hillside. To be aware of the beauty of the campus is one thing, but to be actively...

IU Southeast works on going green

Allison Nail, Staff

December 3, 2014

Many have heard the term, but not everyone may know exactly what it means; sustainability. Lauren Pangburn, campus sustainability advisor and international studies senior, said sustainability is becoming a topic of interest at IU Southeast, but what is it? The dictionary definition of sustainability...