Sneak Peak: Sustainability Week

It’s been one heck of a year. How is Sustain Mizzou celebrating? In April, we’re dedicating an entire week to topics and issues surrounding sustainability on campus and in Columbia. The themes are Waste, Energy, Transportation, Local Food + Local Business, and No Impact Featured events include an E-Waste Drive, Transportation Fair + Bike Decorating,…

Five Steps to Vermicompost!

Vermicompost, the finished product of processing organic waste with worms, has many features that make compost appropriate for dorm rooms, apartments, and other living areas that do not have access to a backyard. Vermicompost is compact, odorless, and reduces your waste. It may seem daunting to create your very own vermicompost bin, but just follow…

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,…

Colombia to Columbia: A conversation between cultures

Colombia to Columbia is an event featuring two indigenous men from the Colombian Amazon: Ancízar Gutiérrez and Reynelio Yagarí. They are both leaders in their community, Ancízar and Reynelio work in traditional medicine and the preservation of their community and its culture. Come converse with Ancízar and Reynelio about their work to maintain their millennium-old…

Food Day, reheated

Free produce. Zucchini brownies. Film and panel discussion. All fresh. All local. See more here.

It’s time to Eat Real, Mizzou

Food Day is a national grassroots campaign working for sustainable, affordable, healthy, and just food in America. Join us in celebrating Food Day this Monday on October 24, 2011! Mizzou will be taking part by hosting two events: Fair Food Fair Lower Bengal Lair, Memorial Union 10am-2pm Meet and greet with Mizzou’s students, faculty, and…

If trees had names

The trees of the Mizzou Sustainahouse by Kat Seal. — More from the Leaf Lyrics collection: “Leaves flutter like flames” – a haiku by Meghan Eldridge “Stuck in a garden with no way to bargain” – a limerick by James Jordan “All things elm” – a playlist by Kelly Gehringer “Not all leaves are created…