Sustainability


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Mushrooms: A Cautionary Tale

Natalie Sell

Michigan is home to 2,500 species of mushroom, most of which are inedible.
What happens when a toxic mushroom is consumed?

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Biomimicry: Where Nature and Innovation Converge

Johnny Ellsworth

Bullet trains inspired by kingfisher birds, shock wave absorption technologies motivated by woodpeckers, ventilation systems inspired by termites. We have a lot to learn from the natural world. Middle schoolers around the nation are designing these technologies—and their ideas are impressive.

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PlumSmart Composting

Lila Rubin

Interviews and information about the PlumSmart food service composting practices.

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Drugs in Our Drinking Water

Sabeen Malik

Improper drug disposal can lead to many problems for people and the environment. The number of illnesses will increase due to the amount of toxic chemicals present in our drinking water. Many people dispose of their unwanted medications in a disrupt manner, such as flushing them down the toilet, mostly because they have no other convenient method of disposal.

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Worm Decapitation

Natalie Sell

Earthworms will not produce 2 worms if cut in half. Planarians flatworms, however, can produce up to 279 worms when cut into pieces.

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The SAP Files

Frances Beedon

The SAP project is a major event in the 8th grade year at Greenhills. Students who completed their SAP in previous years were interviewed from each grade in the upper school, and asked to reflect over their experience.

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