A look back and a look ahead

Tosh Klever ’21 reflects on how the pandemic affected our environmental impact and how we can move forward in an eco-friendly way.

Tosh Klever

Tosh Klever, Video Editor

Looking back on 2020, we can see a change in the trend of consumer and domestic behavior. WSS staffer Tosh Klever ’21 interviewed University of Iowa Office of Sustainability Director Stratis Giannakouros and Program Manager Beth Mackenzie about how the pandemic has changed our environmental impact. They talk about the impacts of energy use, the increase in single-use plastics, switching to online retail, and food waste. Watch the video to learn about these changes and the most effective ways to combat waste.

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