SIU Brings Bucky's Legacy to a New Generation

Dec 28, 2020
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On this edition of WSIU InFocus, Pioneering Design Professor Buckminster Fuller's ideas are being brought to today's SIU Students, as a part of an Honors Class on the SIU Carbondale Campus.

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On his monthly, original nature commentary, Ornithologist Dr. Mike Baltz explores the lessons in the book: "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn.

SIU Carbondale Signs Sustainability Commitment.

Feb 20, 2020
WSIU Kevin Boucher

SIU Carbondale demonstrated its  commitment to sustainability recently, when Interim Chancellor John Dunn signed the Second Nature Climate Commitment.

UN Day Event Highlights Sustainability

Oct 24, 2019
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A UN Day event at SIU Carbondale invited students and community members to attend discussions on sustainability and climate change. 

"The theme of UN Day this year is Our Planet, Our Future," said Karen Schauwecker, sustianability program coordinator at SIU. 

The UN has 17 sustainable development goals meant to create a better future for all people. 

An event this fall in southern Illinois will try to develop strategies to address what organizers say is the urgent crisis of climate change.

The Crucial Partnership Between Farm and Laboratory

Aug 26, 2019
Kevin Boucher

With many people attending the annual Agriculture Day at the DuQuoin State Fair, WSIU Radio will now  hear from experts about the importance of farming, and, especially of the important link between farmers, and scientists.

A local city commission released a survey to have public input influence a sustainability action plan. WSIU's Amelia Blakely has more.

Southern Illinois University

Across campus, spaces are outlined by tape and signs showing Southern Illinois University Carbondale students they can donate their gently used appliances, clothes, and dorm furniture instead of throwing them in the landfill.  

The opportunity is a part of this year's "Give Before You Go" initiative. Coordinated in collaboration with SIU Housing, the Sustainability Office and local stakeholders, the event's goal is to divert unwanted items to a new home instead of the landfill, according to the Sustainability Program Coordinator Karen Schauwecker.


May might be around the corner, but SIU Carbondale continues to have events this April celebrating Earth Month and encouraging sustainability.

SIU-C's Sustainability Program Coordinator Karen Schauwecker says community organizations on campus and across Carbondale contributed to this year's Earth Month's calendar.

"We have a variety of activites from planting trees on campus to sustainable craft shop activites to help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle," Schauwecker says.

An event Schauwecker says she is personally excited for is called the "Lights Out Event."

SIU-C Awards Green Fund Projects

Apr 28, 2018

April is Earth Month, and as part of that, Southern Illinois University delivered their sustainability awards.

The monetary awards come from the student Green Fund which students pay into $10 per semester.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Chef Rob Connoley, author of "Acorns & Cattails; A Modern Foraging Cookbook of Forest, Farm & Field," about his upcoming presentation with FoodWorks at Scratch Brewing in Ava.

SIU Carbondale, for the second year in a row, has earned a top spot on the Sierra Club's "2017 Cool Schools" list.  In this report, WSIU radio visits with Dr. Leslie Duram, Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of Geography and Environmental Resources.

SIU Student Center

SIU-Carbondale is joining hundreds of other schools across the country to ensure they're meeting the nutritional needs of students.
The Saluki Food Pantry will open on Monday, the first day of the fall semester.

The Link Between Local Food and the Local Economy

Jun 10, 2015

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Museum Curator Nate Steinbrink and Graduate Student Wes Stogerer about the upcoming "Sustain 2" exhibit and fair.