Tag Archives: Sand

Hungry Students Try Cooking for Change

Students participate in the educational cooking experience. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

The semester’s last Cooking for Change was held on Tuesday, May 2.  The workshop wrapped up a semester long project geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of nutrition. The workshops started as a pilot program, and are put on by the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, which partnered with the Student Health Advocate Committee. The Student Health Advocate Committee was ... Read More »

350 Stevens Point Addresses Wisconsin Frac Sand Mines

A frac sand mine operated by northern frac proppants in western Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of nfproppants.

The controversial petroleum and natural gas pumping process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has strong roots within Wisconsin’s sandy soil. Environmental activist group 350 Stevens Point is drawing attention to sand mines in western Wisconsin that currently hold 75 percent of the frac sand market throughout the United States. During fracking, millions of gallons of fresh water and chemicals are ... Read More »