Columbia Earth Day this weekend

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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 present some Reading Group material and philosophies at the Eco Avenue Schoolhouse, where short workshops will be happening three times an hour between noon and 5 p.m.  See the full schedule after the jump.

Eco Avenue Schoolhouse Schedule

12:00 Addressing your Biggest Energy Wasters – Don’t get caught up in buying new appliances, Furnace/AC units, or a new Hot Water Heater just to gain efficiency.  Learn how to save the most with what you’ve got! Presented by EnergyLink. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

12:20 Addressing Consumerism: Reducing Your Footprint & Saving Money  –  Kim Dill of Peaceworks Center for Sustainable Living will share practical tips on how to live more frugally, simply and creatively.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

12:40  Sustainable Reading & Media Group – Tina Casagrand, President of Sustain Mizzou, and members of their discussion group will share some of the best media pieces they’ve examined over the year; ones that have inspired or enlightened their work for sustainability on campus and beyond.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

1:00 Composting – Steve Callis, a volunteer with the Columbia Public Works Volunteer Program will give you a short overview of backyard composting and direct you to additional resources. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

1:20  Urban Hens –  Billy Polansky from The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture will present on Urban Hens, the  pros and cons of keeping chickens in town. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

1:40  Permaculture – Jennifer Davis of Boonslick Coalition for Sustainable Living will discuss Permaculture, as a design system for creating sustainable human habitats based on patterns observed in nature while built on the ethics of “Earth care, people care, and fair share”.   Jenniferdavis119@yahoo.com

2:00 My Green Cities– Arianna Parsons will talk about the services offered through the new App, “My Green Cities” to help consumers shop locally, shop sustainably, and shop socially aware.  The app is being offered free of charge in the App Store beginning April 22, 2011.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

2:20  The Solar Challenge – Tom Moran  How modern solar energy contributes to peace and a healthier society and Earth. What you can do to use solar right now and how to do it. These systems are ready to go and there is funding available to help make it happen.

2:40 Worm Composting – Kathleen Huser owner of Environmentally Sound Products of  Missouri will tell us about vermicomposting or composting with worms, a way that anyone, including apartment dwellers can compost without odor or mess.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

3:00  Permaculture – Jennifer Davis of Boonslick Coalition for Sustainable Living will discuss Permaculture, as a design system for creating sustainable human habitats based on patterns observed in nature while offering a loose framework of design principles built on the ethics of “Earth care, people care, and fair share”.using Choices    jenniferdavis119@yahoo.com

3:20 Sustainability at the End of Life– Rev. Rose Wise  There are alternatives to the conventional funeral with embalming, caskets, and vaults. Green burial and home death care are legal in Missouri. Make your last impact an environmentally friendly one.   rosewise55@yahoo.com

3:40 Ground Source Heat Pumps – Jim Oakley, owner of O2 Geothermal, will discuss the ins and outs, as well as the costs and savings, of investing in this highly efficient technology. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

4:00 Sustainable Building Design – Michael Goldschmidt of the MU Human Environmental Sciences Extension will be presenting information about environmental designs, healthy indoor air, and community revitalization and sustainability.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

4:20  Worm Composting – Chris Murakami from The Center for Urban Agriculture will present information for using worms to create your own garden compost.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

4:40  The Use of Rainbarrels – Dan Fister of the Missouri River Communities Network will speak about how these provide a sustainable and organic method of watering gardens, as opposed to using chemically treated water.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 

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