Juggling poverty and health: Food Corps, Let’s Move and food deserts

This is an opinion column written by a Sustain Mizzou member. If you page through American history, our country has a tendency to take notice of pressing issues too little and too late. Humanitarian problems are pushed by the wayside as the gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow. The correlation between…

Discussion on “Contemporary criticisms of the received wilderness idea”

This week, Environmental Reading and Media group is taking a look at J. Baird Callicott’s “Contemporary criticisms of the received wilderness idea.” “I am not here criticizing the places we call “wilderness.” Quite the contrary. Rather, I criticize a name, a concept, the received wilderness idea. I am as passionately solicitous of the places called…

Learn to fix your bike with MU’s new Bike Mechanics College

Bicycle Mechanics College at Mizzou is a series of courses that will teach you everything you want to know about maintaining, repairing and re-building your bike. These small, laid back, personalized classes are intended for cyclists of any experience level, from beginner to advanced!  All BMC classes include student handouts with references to helpful online resources.  The Bike…

Columbia Earth Day this weekend

Sustain Mizzou will join over 200 booths at Columbia Earth Day!  You can find us on Eco Avenue, which features 30 booths focused on sustainable living from a wide variety of perspectives. We’ll have an interactive housing map, information on all our projects and PRINT COPIES OF FOOTPRINT!  Come check it out! Tina Casagrand will…

Energy privatization: How it can help

This is an opinion column by a Footprint writer. by Adam Wilson Good news! A new solar power tower is being constructed in California. Expected to be completed in 2013, the solar plant will produce an estimated 392 MW of electricity, which is about equal to the total amount of solar power installed in the…

Free Showing of Carbon Nation

The Columbia Office of Sustainability is co-hosting a showing of Carbon Nation at Ragtag Cinema this Thursday 5:30-7:30.  Carbon Nation breaks away from the gloom and doom of climate change by documenting positive solutions that keep our air and water clean, reduce greenhouse gases, and protect our national security while providing economic savings and opportunities….

A note on nuclear energy and safety

This is an opinion column written by a Sustain Mizzou member which became part of a discussion during our latest Environmental Reading and Media Group.  Read to the end for a list of other articles we discussed. The recent disaster in Japan highlights the importance of building safety codes, disaster preparedness drills for areas prone…