Times are tough and your creative juices are flowing… what better way to show your love and appreciation for someone than a homemade Christmas present? DIY presents are all the rage nowadays, and for good reason. I think if you spend time making something for someone, instead of just going to the store and buying … Continue reading
Photo by Hunter Maret, E-Waste leader. Updates to come or for more information, click here to read about the history of Sustain Mizzou’s E-Waste Drive.
Guess what! Despite its flashy appearance, the MU Student Center has a pretty light footprint, especially for a building that handles more than 30,000 students, professors and employees. The building’s plans initially explored LEED certification, but the costs associated with this process didn’t fit into the construction budget.
That didn’t stop the Missouri Unions from pursuing its own version of “green” greatness. Not only have they hosted numerous Earth Day events, helped with Sustain Mizzou’s E-Waste Drive and made sure to include vegetarian options in their numerous food events, the building itself features an impressive amount of eco-friendlier elements. Here are nine ways Missouri Student Unions got it right. Continue reading
We’re deep into berry and cherry tomato season, which for some folks means a lot of plastic boxes left lying around or going into the recycling bin. But before you toss them out, think about all the little odds and ends you have stuck in boxes under your beds or in cabinet drawers. Whether you’re … Continue reading
Get a whole bunch of plastic bags (we know you have them), cut ‘em down, stack ‘em together and do some other stuff [ instructions here ]. And voila! A plastic bag tote of your very own. This project is great because it puts to good use something people already have lying around and aren’t … Continue reading
During Sustainability Week, join Sustain Mizzou on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in Strickland 204 to hear a keynote talk by Rachel Vaughn, an expert on food insecurity and oral history. Rachel Vaughn holds a PhD in American Studies, and graduate certificate in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. She … Continue reading
Missouri River Relief, Sustain Mizzou and the Missouri River Communities Network will host a free screening of the award winning film “Bag It” on Monday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. in Strickland 204 on the MU Campus. Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. … Continue reading
How do you stump a college student? Ask them where their leftovers go. In this video that photojournalism student Han Cheung made for his micro-documentary class, we take a look inside the campus dining composting system at the Bradford Research Center, right here at Mizzou. To see more of Han’s work, please visit http://www.hancheung.com. Tracing … Continue reading
By Sheridan Brown Recycling is the last thing on college student’s minds. Trying to juggle class, extra curricular activities, work and a social life is usually overwhelming in itself. What most people do not realize is that recycling takes no time at all. So for those individuals who are not as concerned about the environment … Continue reading