When it comes to climate change, one of the biggest barriers we face is apathy—people don’t believe they can change the situation, so they do nothing. In many cases this can be true, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps that can be taken right here on our campus. In fact, according to University of Ottawa’s Office of Campus Sustainability manager Jonathan Rausseo, making change can be as simple as reduce-reuse-recycle. But, despite what you may think, not all three methods are equal.
The Free Store: Tackling overconsumption, one outfit at a timeNothing in life is free, but your next outfit could be! The Free Store aims to bring our campus one step closer to being free of waste by giving items a second life. Operating under the Office of Campus Sustainability, the Free Store is one of the many innovative methods the University of Ottawa has explored to tackle overconsumption.
When it comes to mitigating climate change, we often hear about the classic offenders like energy, waste, and transportation. However, one major element tends to be missing from our discussions on how to reduce our impact on the planet. It’s a shame that this is the case, because this one change could be one of the biggest things you can do on a personal level to reduce your carbon footprint.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".