Nearly half of globally produced fruits and vegetables are wasted. By Julie Peller Ph.D.

These past months, there have been many heartbreaking aspects of the viral pandemic. An unfortunate part of the pandemic has been the extensive loss of jobs, which has led to food insecurity for many people. Food pantries have been stretched beyond their normal capacity to assist people in need.  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s tracking […]

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“Imagine if we used $18 billion to ensure healthy tap water for all people in the US.” By Julie Peller Ph.D.

“With joy you shall draw water.” (Isaiah 12:3) How plentiful and accessible is fresh, clean water in this day and age? Are we using water in a sustainable manner, in a way that meets present needs of all people and the needs of future generations?  For sustenance and continuance of life on the earth, fresh, […]

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The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution by Julie Peller Ph.D

Green Junction The next few Green Junction columns will focus on plastic pollution, which is an extensive, global environmental and public health problem.  Each will also offer a college student’s view through poetry, as we need to understand the concerns of the younger generation.  My colleagues and I have written and instituted a lab experiment […]

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Green Junction” wonderful examples of living in harmony with nature” by Julie Petter Ph.D

Green Junction We are living in a time where society constantly encourages us to buy stuff.  Commercials on television and online ads bombard us with images that entice us to purchase all kinds of goods, from home improvement items to clothing to toys and gadgets.  As a result, giving up non-essential purchases is not an […]

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