The (Environmental) Horror!

By Eddie Kirsch Happy Halloween! Sustain Mizzou is hosting a benefit concert at the Blue Fugue called Gulf Sounds. Here is a little information regarding the concert: When: Wednesday, November 3 — 8:30pm to 1:00am Location: The Blue Fugue, 120 S 9th St., Columbia, MO What to expect: People will pay $5 at the door…

Boorito

Chipotle’s “Dress to Kill” starts in just one hour! From their website: “Come in after 6pm this Halloween dressed as a horrifying processed food product and we’ll give you a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos filled with freshly cooked, naturally raised ingredients for only $2. Up to $1,000,000 of the proceeds from Chipotle’s Boorito…

Tasty Fall Recipes

Every week at Sustain Mizzou we try to eat fresh, local, and/or whole food. This week Rachel Brunner made delicious soups from scratch. Try them yourself! Chicken and Rice Soup! Served at SM General Meeting on 27 Oct 2010 Ingredients: 1 chicken 3 carrots- thinly sliced crossways 1 white onion- chopped Feel free to add…

Weekend Event: Harvest Hootenanny

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture‘s hosting a great community event this Saturday.  The Footprint plans to take pictures, but hopefully you can experience it for yourself! Who’s invited: Everyone. Seriously. What this entails: Free food, music and fun!  Meet urban farmers and check out a sweet barn that Billy Froeschner made out of reclaimed…

Before the City: urban landscapes

This week everyone gets off easy — it’s midterm season, so we’ll watch a video. This TED talk looks at New York City: Before the City. A few things to get you thinking: How do we perceive urban environments? Do we often consider what the landscape might have been? What species might have been there?…

Trayless: more than a waste issue

by Monica Everett Usually when the issue of trayless dining arises, the conversation is all about waste. Waste is important, but I think there’s a more important issue here, one that we want promote instead of discourage: connectedness. My experience in the dining halls was, in a word, rushed. Grab as much food as possible,…

KOMU’s “8 Goes Green” blogs about Tiger Tailgate Recycling

One of the local broadcast stations, KOMU, runs a blog called “8 Goes Green.”  Today, they ran a post about Tiger Tailgate Recycling.  Our secretary and TTR leader, Maggie Holleman, wrote the article.  Our outreach table leader, Briney Bischof, took the photos. The Maneater also wrote about our project, in an article titled, “Sustain Mizzou…

Beyond 10/10/10

Along with everyone who has a firm grasp on the obvious, I have realized the momentous date of October 10, 2010 has come and gone.  Celebrities (such as Ellen Page), organizations, and just plain old regular bums much like ourselves pledged earlier in the month to work towards climate change on 10/10/10… but did the expectations…

“Dark Horse” Discussion

Since Steve’s article deals with meat consumption, Tina wanted to include alternative meat consumption: horses.  “Dark Horse,” an article by Lisa Couturier in Orion Magazine is about kill buying in the United States. I read it last weekend on the way to Denver and can attest to its good reporting and emotional impact.  Here are…

American Story of Meat

Steve picked out an article for Thursday: Barbara Willard, in the Journal of Pop Culture, discusses the “American story” of meat consumption and how culture both shapes the meaning and gender connotations of eating meat. It’s a little dry and academic in the first few pages but I think it really picks up when she…