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City of Bloomington and its residents look toward a sustainable future

December 5th, 2019

IU student Devin Mackay is appalled at the amount of waste he sees produced every day. As he walks to and from class, he sees full trash cans and citizens constantly throwing away their waste.

“I think it’s crazy how much trash we produce,” he said. “I just don’t see how it can be sustainable. … I think more people should be more conscious of what they produce to make their life more sustainable.”

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Alex Crowley works to keep Bloomington sustainable

November 7th, 2019

With an ever-changing schedule, Alex Crowley’s papers and documents lie scattered around his office in City Hall. His position in the city allows for a busy and ever-changing schedule. However, Crowley mentions that it’s not a bad thing.

Connecticut-raised, New York-educated, Crowley is the director for Bloomington’s Economic and Sustainable Development Department.

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Interviewing strangers proves to be much harder than expected

November 6th, 2019

I found interviewing people off the street to be a challenging yet rewarding task. While I was turned down by many, getting strong interviews outweighed the challenges.

Learning how to better prepare and conduct interviews was my most beneficial experience.

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Bloomington residents say doing small things will help the environment

November 1st, 2019

In the wake of the Sept. 20 student climate strike, Bloomington residents have different opinions on Bloomington’s sustainability and take different steps to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Twenty-two-year-old Owen Dehner grew up in Bloomington and takes small steps to help the environment.

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On The Beat – Environment

October 15th, 2019


Sept. 18, 2019

Rebecca Thiele,  Indiana Public Media

The ruffed grouse may soon become an endangered species in Indiana. The population declined mostly because of loss of habitat due to clearcutting. It used to be found in 40 countries, but now it is only in a few.

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Bio: Jack Mittemeyer

Jack Mittemeyer
Jack Mittemeyer is an Indiana University student majoring in journalism with a specialization in broadcasting. He is also from San Diego so the past few winters have been a bit too cold for him. He enjoys learning about the environment and is minoring in environmental science. In his free time, Jack enjoys playing tennis and going on hikes. In the future, he hopes to work for National Geographic or anything that gets him traveling. He believes that understanding how other cultures live is important for people to know and that it could help prevent many disagreements.