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Sam Koch

Sam KochSam Koch is a junior political science major at Saint Joseph's University. A native of Philadelphia, Sam has always been interested in the small businesses that make the city unique. Sam's writing focuses largely on the interactions between business, politics, and the environment during tough economic times.

The Price of Green

The Not-So Open Road

The Not-So Open Road

There are a lot of “eco-chic” ways to save the environment and cut down costs for conscientious consumers. Unfortunately, riding your bike to work isn’t one of them.

Natural Grass Is Getting Competition These Days

Natural Grass Is Getting Competition These Days

Each year, approximately 1,000 new artificial turf fields are built in the United States. The advantages that synthetic turf provides—reduced maintenance of fields, better playing conditions for athletes, and the ability of fields to be used year round—are tempting, particularly for schools that are looking to stand out from the crowd and attract athletes to their programs.

Stronger Environmental Policy to Aid Global Economic Development

Stronger Environmental Policy to Aid Global Economic Development

In a world struggling to pick up the pieces of a lagging economy, sustainability and the effects of global warming are the last things on most people’s minds.

They shouldn’t be.

Going Green Matters to College Applicants

Going Green Matters to College Applicants

The superlative “best party school” is getting some competition when it comes to luring students to campus.

A World Without Plastic Bags

A World Without Plastic Bags

It's difficult to imagine a world without plastic bags. For most of the post-baby boom era, the light but indestructible bags found at malls, grocery stores, and convenience stores are as familiar as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Green Consumerism

Green Consumerism

Shamed as I am to admit it, I am not much of a green consumer.

Eco-Friendly  Urban Environment

Eco-Friendly Urban Environment

Rural Pennsylvania and Detroit might not appear to have much in common. But their histories—and struggles—prove otherwise.

Serving Environmentalism on Styrofoam Plates

Serving Environmentalism on Styrofoam Plates

The press conference held in New Delhi a few weeks ago with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh reminded me a bit of fourth grade.

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