Environmental News for Mid-Missouri

If environmental news doesn’t quite seem to hit home for you, then maybe Becky Thiele can help.  As a former editor-in-chief for Footprint, she knows her way around sustainability issues, and she’s now expanding the scope with a new blog, Mid-Missouri Green News.  Here’s what Miss Thiele says on the about page: The purpose of…

CoMo Futures: the Midwest landscape in 100 years

Discuss the future in just one hour?  Reading and Media Group is so on it. Inspired by London Futures, a postcard series that “brings home the full impact of global warming, food scarcity, rising sea levels,” we wanted to make some predictions of our own. To help envision CoMo Futures, we borrowed from talks by…

Reading Group watches “The Warriors of Qiugang”

In anticipation of the Academy Awards, the Environmental Reading and Media Group watched the 40-minute documentary “The Warriors of Qiugang.” This Oscar-nominated film was co-produced by Yale Environment 360 with filmmakers Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon, who have made a trilogy of short films set in China — the first of which, “The Blood of…

Living the Old Life

By Briney Bischof Martin Bellmann has a self-sufficient lifestyle. When Bellmann talks about the inspiration behind his log cabin he says, “I’ve always had a strong interest in the old ways of doing things, in a way of living that was slower, gentler, self-sustaining, and more in balance with the rhythms of nature.” Bellmann lives…