Across the U.S: Sustainability on Campus

I have a confession: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a thing, and until very recently, I had never even known it existed. As something of a journalism student and a big fan of student sustainability, my complete lack of knowledge when it came to AASHE and their growing…

Profile: Roger J. Giles

Hazardous Materials Services is a branch of MU Environmental Health and Safety. This story is the first of a two-part series profiling EHS employees that contribute to on-campus sustainability, however mostly under the radar. — Fifty-eight years old, follicly challenged, and having spent nearly half his life in the same workplace, an objective account of…

In Photos: Columbia’s Recycling Facility

At some point or another, most of us have heard at least something about Columbia’s landfill and recovery operations, where all of MU and Columbia’s waste and recycling is sent. Last week, I had the pleasure of touring the landfill via an Environmental Leadership Office-sponsored event, to finally see (and smell) what all the buzz…