DIY Project: sturdy plastic bag tote

Get a whole bunch of plastic bags (we know you have them), cut ’em down, stack ’em together and do some other stuff [ instructions here ].  And voila!  A plastic bag tote of your very own. This project is great because it puts to good use something people already have lying around and aren’t…

Tour of Columbia for National Geographic GeoBee

Missouri’s 2012 National Geographic Bee champion, Jack Langen, gives a tour of his home town of Columbia for the NatGeo YouTube channel. Double-fisting Sparky’s ice cream? Walking on the MKT? The kid couldn’t be more spot on. Jack will be competing against the other state champions in Washington, D.C., on May 22-24. The Bee finals…

Students sell produce to Campus Dining

Tigers for Community Agriculture, Sustain Mizzou’s gardening group, have sold 324 pounds of lettuce, chard and broccoli to MU Campus Dining Services and the University Club in just one month. The journey from seed to students resulted entirely from student volunteer efforts.

Big Tree owner in the Big Muddy Speaker Series

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the Les Bourgeois Bistro in Rocheport. John Sam Williamson’s family has been farming the McBaine bottoms along the Missouri River for six generations. They’ve fought floods, droughts and the changes of the river while taking care of the rich bottomland and growing food for…

New class: “Readings 
in 
Science 
Journalism: 
Four
 Great
 Books 
on
 Science
 
and 
How 
the 
Authors 
Wrote
 Them”

The Readings: Michael 
Pollan,
 Botany
 of 
Desire

 Richard
 P.
 Feynman,
 Surely 
You’re
 Joking, 
Mr.
 Feynman
 John 
McPhee, 
Basin
 and
 Range
 Tracy
 Kidder, 
The 
Soul 
of 
a 
New 
Machine
 The Particulars Science and Agriculture Journalism 4301 (section 2), Journalism 4301 (section 5) or Journalism 7050 Tuesday and Thursday 
11:00­ to12:15 
for
 five
 weeks
 only!














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Growing Energy: Algae Biofuel for a future climate neutral energy

Check out this crazy awesome video made by Oberlin College student Angus R. Chen. As he illustrates, there’s “algae, algae, algae everywhere!” Why not use it to grow energy?* *Well, ok, there are a few catches. Watch the video to find out more! From the Youtube page: What are biofuels and where do they come…

Environmental Leadership Office: new name, same mission

New logo? check. Web address changed? Check. It’s official: the Office for Student Sustainability in the Center for Student Involvement changed its name to the Environmental Leadership Office. “There was a lot of confusion about who we were, so we created a more distinct identity and brand,” says Ben Datema, ELO coordinator. The office currently…