• Opinion: College students need more sustainable clothing options | Opinions
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    Opinion: College students need more sustainable clothing options | Opinions

    Avoiding fast fashion can be difficult for college students who have limited income and time, and there is a need for a middle ground. Fast fashion is a phrase used to describe trendy, inexpensive clothing found online or in popular stores. While many are lured in by the stylish items, unbelievably low price points and massive sales, they are repulsed to learn many of the unethical business practices that the fast fashion industry participates in, such as textile waste, child labor and underpaying its workers. Though 80% of university students did not have a clear understanding of the harms of fast fashions in a January 2017 study, growing climate concerns amongst Generation…

  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine Leads Global Lifestyle Medicine Week Celebration May 29 to June 4 | News
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    American College of Lifestyle Medicine Leads Global Lifestyle Medicine Week Celebration May 29 to June 4 | News

    Health care professionals, policymakers and patients around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential of lifestyle medicine to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease. The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) will observe the 2022 Global Lifestyle Medicine Week from May 29 to June 4 with a public awareness campaign, engagement opportunities and educational discounts focused on the rapidly growing medical specialty. ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) will observe the 2022 Global Lifestyle Medicine Week from May 29 to June 4 with a public awareness campaign, engagement opportunities and educational discounts focused on the rapidly growing medical specialty. Participants can access…

  • M Surprise Gift Announced During McPherson College Commencement
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    $25M Surprise Gift Announced During McPherson College Commencement

    Commencement Speaker Dr. Melanie Lundquist encourages students to persevere and embrace the nuances in life as she announces largest gift in college’s history. California philanthropists and Giving Pledge Signatories Drs. Melanie and Richard Lundquist, LHD, shocked the McPherson College community during its 134th Commencement Ceremony, announcing the couple’s $25 million gift to the college for the Building Community Campaign – the largest gift in the college’s 135-year history. The Lundquists gift completes the campaign early, having raised $53 million in under three years. It is the largest gift ever to a small, private liberal arts college in Kansas and among one of the largest to any college in Kansas. The…

  • Slow down your shopping: how college students fall victim to fast fashion, and how to stop it
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    Slow down your shopping: how college students fall victim to fast fashion, and how to stop it

    It’s already well known that in the world of socially conscious shopping, fast fashion is a dirty word. But when endless trend cycles and overconsumption are so normalized, how do we get off this high-speed train to nowhere? The fashion industry accounts for around 10 percent of global carbon emissions and uses more energy than the aviation and shipping industries combined, as reported by the BBC. Starting with raw materials, growing the cotton needed to make one pair of jeans requires more than 2,500 gallons of water, the same article reported. Then there’s emissions from transporting products from overseas factories to stores or home addresses. Even while they’re being used,…