REBOOT Encourages Community Involvement

Have you seen these mysterious R’s floating around campus? It’s week three of REBOOT, a 10-week long community scavenger hunt that challenges members of the Mizzou community to get out and explore the spaces around them. Teams participate in weekly missions involving sustainability and rack up points to win prizes in the process. However, the…

Mizzou’s 2012 Dashboard Competition Kicks Off

Monday night marks the kickoff of this year’s Mizzou Dashboard Competition. To celebrate, Mizzou’s Residence Halls Association is hosting a s’mores roasting party in the courtyard of the Dogwood, Hawthorn, and Galena Residence Halls. There will be s’mores, some energy saving trivia games, and even hot cocoa, for those that bring their own mug or…

The doughnut of justice: A new way to think about growth

Donuts are delicious and inclusive. This article frames the basis of why Sustain Mizzou does all its projects. We need to stay within a safe and just space for humanity. Check it out! The video lasts about as long as eating one donut.

Tiger Transit Movement gains traction

Columbia’s transit problems came to a head in November with a lot of alarm and controversy, but now it seems to be leveling out. University administration hired a consultant from Solstice Transportation Group, who says he will present us with a plan for fixing the system before the end of the semester. And on the…

True / False Film Highlights President’s Battle to Keep Maldives Above Water.

Guest post by Britt Hultgren, a member of the True/False Film Festival’s “get the word out” dream team. The documentaries are nearly upon us!  For it’s ninth consecutive year, the True/False Film Fest returns to Columbia. From March 1-4, 2012, T/F will rock this town with entertaining and enlightening documentary films, great music, fun parties,…

Making Planters

Remember to water on a consistent basis and enjoy the wonderful plants that will grow. Helpful Websites LaLiberte, Kathy. Growing Vegetables in Pots and Planters  http://www.gardeners.com/Growing-Vegetables-Pots-Planters/5491,default,pg.html  Arizona Cooperative Extension. Vegetable Garden: Container Garden in the Arizona Master Gardener Manual.  http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/vegetable/container.html  Apartment Therapy. How To: Make Can Planters.  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-can-planters-75636 

Calling all Valentines: Senza offers gluten-free treats

Two steps inside Mary Manulik’s home you spot the cellos of various sizes spread across the living room floor. Music stands are positioned all about the room, and sheet music is strewn atop the piano. Two more steps and you’re inside the kitchen where heart-shaped sugar cookies and cheery pies adorn the counters. Manulik, owner…

Update: Bradford compost system fully functional

Numbers from last semester estimate that a total of 6,000 pounds of basic materials (food scraps and horse bedding and manure) were used to produce 4,000 pounds of compost at the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research and Extension Center. Beginning Nov. 18, 2011, Bradford began its first cycle in its new composting system. Using food…

What the heck is Reboot Mizzou?

Yeah, we still don’t know. Following a blast campaign that’s frustratingly secretive, there’s more talk about Reboot Mizzou on campus outside of the sustainability community. From the official Mizzou Facebook page: The scavenger hunt-style game known as Reboot Mizzou will kick off with free pizza and a question-and-answer session from 3 to 5 p.m.., Sunday,…

We, as a nation, love our spuds. Let’s pause and appreciate that.

Everyone loves spuds, so really, National “Potato Lovers” Day (yeah, it’s a thing) is for everyone.  Today I will teach everyone (yes, everyone, even you) how to make delicious potatoes. It’s super easy. Get you some o’ this: Chop ’em up. Rolllll it allllllll around in some butter or olive oil (a couple tablespoons should…