Phytodegradation and Environmental Remediation

By Andrew Poitras When oil spills, the effects can be observed across layers of biota. The quality of soil, groundwater, and drinking water are subject to the consequences of ecotoxicity1. Contamination represents a great potential harm to human and environmental health, with increased risks of respiratory and neurological diseases and various forms of cancer2. Phytodegradation … Continue reading Phytodegradation and Environmental Remediation

City Beautification is More than Meets the Eye

By: Dan Burke Perez Many enjoy urban green spaces for their beauty and for the opportunity to sit, relax, and take in the scenery. Remarkably, urban green spaces and city beautification efforts have real impacts on both the physical and mental health of communities. Urban green spaces may be nice places to relax, but their … Continue reading City Beautification is More than Meets the Eye

Focused Work

Radix’s Youth Employment program teaches both practical and intellectual jobs skills. During the first hour, our youth employees maintain and improve our small farm business by building, composting, digging, planting, mulching, and preparing vegetables for sale. During the second hour, we develop literacy and advocacy skills by discussing selected readings. Our readings have covered a range of … Continue reading Focused Work

Green Parking Lots: A Solution to Polluted Runoff

By: Myles Banfield Current gray infrastructure, such as pipe systems and sewers, can become overwhelmed in events of heavy rainfall8. With climate change and rising sea levels, this could become a more common problem. Roads and parking create large amounts of runoff with high concentrations of pollutants. Vehicular movement and natural rainwater paths transfer a … Continue reading Green Parking Lots: A Solution to Polluted Runoff