Rice Cooker Party!

For this, the final installment of the How to use a Rice Cooker series, only two recipes remain. I’ve saved the best for last, so I hope you’re ready for a Rice Cooker Party!   The first surprise is…. Popcorn! Micro-pop is a staple in dorm rooms, but why suffer through too-tough pieces and fake…

An Ode to the Potluck

Since August, the Sustainahouse has been hosting Community Potluck Dinners every other Wednesday. Each dinner takes on a different personality, whether it be dominated by delicious soup or seduced by sweet spiced muffins. Some dinners feed upwards of forty people, while others are only a humble fifteen. As the dishes vary from simple to complex,…

Who, me?

This week’s Who, me? challenge is to make something for someone. Every day we have two choices: the sustainable way or…the other way. It’s easy to want to help the planet, but tricky part is the who, me? question (followed by the inevitable yes, you! response).   We all want to show the ones we love just…

Bradford compost facility ribbon-cutting 11/18

Great news! Mizzou is about to start composting in a very big way. As previously reported, Tim Reinbott, the superintendent of Bradford Research and Extension Center will collaborate with University of Missouri students to create and run a closed-loop composting system. The compost facility will be completed this week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for…

The inside look at Natural Grocers

By Wilson McNeary Natural Grocers, located at 400 N. Stadium Blvd. (out by the Hobby Lobby), is a brand new grocery store specializing in natural and organic foods.  Although it is part of a larger chain, with stores mostly in Colorado and other nearby western states, this is its first location in Missouri.  According to…

Water: The Challenging Interface Between Scientific Understanding and Policy 11/9

Come see Gene Likens speak about The Challenging Interface Between Scientific Understanding and Policy at Monsanto Auditorium this Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. To download the flier, click here. Here’s Dr. Likens’ biography from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Dr. Likens’…

Two environmental journalism classes for Spring 2012

It’s time to register for classes, and in the journalism school, that means it’s time for environmental reporters to check in with Bill Allen, the science and agricultural journalism professor. Part two of professor Allen’s Readings in Science Journalism series (see “Four Great Books on the Environment”) is all about Food and Agriculture. Here’s what…

Add your voice to Footprint’s sustainability podcast!

I would like to assemble a team of Footprint members to produce a monthly podcast. I personally don’t have any experience with creating a podcast, but I have edited video and audio through the Adobe systems. Hopefully the team will consist of a few people who have more experience with creating podcasts, and then we…