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!














 (Aug.
21 –…

Recycling for the “Randos”

By Sheridan Brown Recycling is the last thing on college student’s minds.  Trying to juggle class, extra curricular activities, work and a social life is usually overwhelming in itself. What most people do not realize is that recycling takes no time at all.  So for those individuals who are not as concerned about the environment…

Guest post: child labor standards and agriculture

As farmers and local food entrepreneurs who have launched this blog to tell stories about our interesting lives in building local food systems in Missouri, we wanted to spend some time explaining our general disgust at Big Agriculture and the institutions that prop it up. We’re talking about you Farm Bureau. You too Commodity Groups (National Cattlemens Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, etc.). Even you, Land Grant University System. And, yes, you too Farm Press. While there are exceptions to the rule within each group, the take-home lessons of their message, policies and politics have gotten us into this mess of a food system.

From dustbin to Mexico: a True/False sustainability story

By Echo Zhang The day after the legendary True/False film festival, I stood in front of the recycle bin and found my treasure: cardboard boxes for shipping the documentary files to another festival in Mexico. It was my big mission volunteering as Errand Runner that day to help T/F shipping go green!  The idea came…

Environmental events happening soon in Columbia

April will be the busy month for sustainability on campus (look for upcoming Sustainability Week posts soon!) but have no fear!  Between now and Spring Break, Columbia, Mo., has a wealth of environmental events.  Find one that fits and give a new group a chance this spring! MU CAMPUS MASTER PLAN FORUM, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14:…

Survey investigates energy efficiency in Columbia rental properties

Guest post by Dustin Dunstedter. This survey is an effort by a team of MU graduate students in cooperation with the City of Columbia, and the results will be used to inform important work in the community. We are group of MPA (Masters of Public Affairs) students working on our capstone project. We are fortunate enough…

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.

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,…

Pasteurized Milk vs. Raw Milk

By Laura Ebone The process of pasteurization was first discovered in the 1800s by Louis Pasteur, a French scientist. Pasteurized milk is heating milk to a certain high temperature in order to kill any bacteria within the milk possibly passed on through the dairy cow it came from. Most milk and milk products sold in…

Environmental Summit this weekend!

Want to see how Missouri is working to protect the environment? Come to the Missouri Votes Conservation (MVC) Environmental Summit January 28th right here at Mizzou! Missouri Votes Conservation Education Fund is a non-partisan, common-ground organization that strives to unify the many diverse environmental and conservation interests in Missouri in order to strengthen the state’s…