Last week I spent many hours driving through rural Illinois. I was on roads completely surrounded by grain fields, many of which had been harvested. Most of the vehicles I saw were transportation trucks for those grains. Those are relatively easy to spot because they tend to have fabric covers on top instead of being… Read More
Clearly it has been a while since I have posted here. Personal websites are interesting things. Today I went to a symposium showcasing the projects of several interns of the IU Office of Sustainability. It was great to see what bright minds could put together to make IU more sustainable!
This has been sitting in my drafts folder for a while. Where do I begin? The title describes my feelings pretty well. Eating dead animals really does make me feel weird (in my mind, not gastrointestinally). I am going to try to lay out my journey to officially claiming the title of “vegetarian” as opposed to… Read More
Sprawl is a problem. Sometimes called “Urban Sprawl” and sometimes called “Suburban Sprawl”. There are a few types of urban sprawl, but we know it best as low-density residential communities on the edge of urban areas . This recent article from The Atlantic Cities quantifies the high costs of sprawl. Compact development costs, on average,… Read More
Here is a list of the types of information you will find at jessikagriffin.com Transportation! Related specifically to bicycles and public transportation Food! Everything from personal recipes to local and global food issues Sustainability! If we kill all the humans, we can save the forest… Sex and gender issues in the U.S. and abroad Issues… Read More