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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Ohio EPA visits university with sustainability accolade

Anthony Zacharyasz and Skylar Edington March 20, 2024

Members of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency traveled from Columbus to Kent Tuesday morning to acknowledge the university’s sustainability and environmental efforts, as both short and long term...

A sign on a bin shares details about the university’s recycling system.

How to actually recycle on campus

Alton Northup, Campus Editor March 18, 2024

When making an effort to recycle, not everyone does it right. “Sometimes, people do something that's called ‘wishcycling,’” said Melanie Knowles, the sustainability manager for the university....

OPINION: Trendy sustainability: not so sustainable

OPINION: Trendy sustainability: not so sustainable

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer February 2, 2024

Sustainability has become a huge part of our daily lives. While that generally has less to do with long-held respect for the Earth and is more of a result of necessity as climate change worsens, it remains...

Judges announce prizes for a raffle at RecyclePalooza.

Campus Race to Zero Waste begins with ‘RecyclePalooza’ event

Quintin Page, Reporter February 1, 2024

People poured into the student center ballroom Wednesday evening to celebrate the annual ‘RecyclePalooza,’ an event with games, prizes, and food to teach students about sustainable living and recycling. The...

Campus Race to Zero Waste event in 2023. (Courtesy of Melanie Knowles)

University kicks off the Campus Race to Zero Waste

Morgan Hoover, Reporter January 27, 2024

The university will begin its 15th annual participation in the Campus Race to Zero Waste Sunday, a nationwide event where students aim to reduce waste across their university. Running from January 28...

The Green Zone Living-Learning Community takes place at Dunbar Hall at 225 Midway Dr.

Sustainability Living-Learning Community seeks more participants to spread sustainable awareness

Ella Katona, Reporter November 15, 2023

The Green Zone: a Sustainability Community occurs in Dunbar Hall throughout the school year and has various events aimed for students interested in sustainability and to meet other students with similar...

Shaine Price is a sophomore and the Director of Community Development for Kent Interhall Council

Kent Interhall Council works to spread sustainability awareness around campus

Ella Katona, Reporter September 16, 2023

The Kent Interhall Council has many events planned this fall semester to increase sustainability awareness across campus.  The Director of Community Development for Kent Interhall Council, Shaine Price,...

Racks of clothes and apparel at Village Discount Outlet located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on Aug. 24, 2023.

Sustainable shopping provides students with affordable clothing options near campus

Olivia Montgomery, Reporter August 30, 2023

When it comes to buying new clothing, it can be difficult to find quality pieces for a reasonable price during a time when consumers are shifting their priorities toward concepts like sustainability and...

Sun in Leo merges sustainability, community through fashion

Sage Mason, Reporter January 31, 2023

Upcycled and ethically sourced fashion is on its way to Acorn Alley. Sun in Leo is opening its doors this weekend and will feature clothing, jewelry and accessories that are handmade or locally sourced. Justine...

Branded at Kent brings vintage clothing to downtown Kent

November 29, 2022

Vintage fans listen up, there’s a new store in downtown Kent that you’re going to want to hear about. Are you a lover of 80’s and 90’s clothing? A sneakerhead or a sports fanatic? Well then Branded...

More than just water, Jaden Smith shares his efforts to improve the world

Matthew Brown, Photo Editor September 17, 2022

With resounding applause, Jaden Smith took the stage at Kent State’s Cartwright Hall Friday night. Fielding questions from Bryton Ellis, a junior music major and the event's moderator, Smith talked...

The Design Innovation Hub’s expected layout. Photo provided by J.R. Campbell. 

Design Innovation Hub pushes toward increased campus sustainability

Theresa Lovrak Reporter February 7, 2020

Intellects, designers and creators will soon have an energy-efficient environment to gather and share resources and expand their knowledge. The Design Innovation Hub (DI Hub) is under construction and...

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