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Author archive: Molly Breitmün

April 11, 2014

Kinnickinnic dam licensing application sparks public discussion, possibilities for research

On the evening of Monday, March 24, a federal relicensing hearing for the dams on the Kinnickinnic River below Lake George and Lake Louise was held at River Falls’ City Hall.

March 28, 2014

Spring break trip focuses on social justice

Over spring break I participated in a Destination program with eight other UW-River Falls students and our staff advisor in Atlanta, Ga.

March 7, 2014

Bicyclists want safe, bike-friendly campus

Last week I experienced the most treacherous road conditions I have ever faced on a bicycle. The wet snow that froze on the streets of River Falls got polished and compacted by a few days of car traffic. My wheels spun and fishtailed as if I were on a skating rink.

February 21, 2014

Seasoned biker recommends gear for safe winter travel

A handful of fools continue to bike on campus all year round and I am one of them. Because we are fanatics, we are excited to inspire a few others to enjoy pedal power with us in the Arctic tundra.

February 6, 2014

Eco-Village reduces footprint

This past fall, I volunteered along with other UWRF Destination service trip leaders and interns at the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity. Working beside a sorority and a few community members, we put in insulation, hung drywall, and painted trim.

November 14, 2013

Students support sustainable schools

What we do not have is $1.7 million for our UW-River Falls Fiscal Year 2015. What we do have is an opportunity to rely on our resiliency as a University that has made a commitment to sustainable community development and action in the face of climate change.

October 31, 2013

Eco-Reps overhauling program

Students, looking slightly lost, asked the group sitting in a circle at the University Center fireplace, “Is this the Eco-Reps meeting?”

October 17, 2013

Campus Sustainability Day highlights student and faculty accomplishments

Campus Sustainability Day at UW-River Falls will be on Wednesday, Oct. 23. One way to observe the day is to honor the work of members of our community that have been conducting scientific research and creating solutions for local sustainability.

October 3, 2013

Community organizers celebrate inaugural Green Skills Sampler

River Falls is abundant in self-resiliency. As a community, we are amongst countless people who have diverse skills that add up to leading a sustainable lifestyle.

September 19, 2013

UWRF graduate initiates new office of sustainability

Meet Bethany Gapinski: her ever-present smile and flaxen hair hint at a summer spent outdoors, working in the garden.