The Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 edition MOVIE REVIEW

Guest Writer: Jay Wang The Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 edition directed by Robert Greenwald   Senate Majority leader Harry Reid called out his Republican colleagues for being addicted to Koch’s money. The Kochs, a name that shares similar pronunciation with a popular illegal drug, are now the Democratic Party’s number one enemy for not only…

March on Climate Change: the Lesson

I traveled with a group of about 80 people from the Kansas- Missouri area on a bus (26 hours one way, blech) to New York about three weeks ago. Though the trip was long, and the time spent in New York City (less than 10 hours) was short, the New York City March on Climate…

Get wild. See some scenes. Film festival this Saturday!

Join Missouri River Relief at The Blue Note in Columbia THIS SATURDAY, 2-6 P.M. as they kick off another year of river clean-up and education with a showing of select films from the travelling Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Films to open your eyes and stimulate your mind. Films like this: Africa Revolutions Tour Journey…

Methane in our drinking water, fire in our cups

Sustain Mizzou member Ellen Thommesen arranged this striking photograph illustrating possible effects of hydraulic fracking. Check out her blog to learn more about the photography and idea behind it: “Recently throughout the US there have been major problems with methane in drinking water. Residents that have depended on well water for many years are now…

Reading Group watches “The Warriors of Qiugang”

In anticipation of the Academy Awards, the Environmental Reading and Media Group watched the 40-minute documentary “The Warriors of Qiugang.” This Oscar-nominated film was co-produced by Yale Environment 360 with filmmakers Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon, who have made a trilogy of short films set in China — the first of which, “The Blood of…

Beyond 10/10/10

Along with everyone who has a firm grasp on the obvious, I have realized the momentous date of October 10, 2010 has come and gone.  Celebrities (such as Ellen Page), organizations, and just plain old regular bums much like ourselves pledged earlier in the month to work towards climate change on 10/10/10… but did the expectations…

Pick Your Causes

By Edwin Kirsch I’m pretty sure there was once a wise man, and he must have at some point said,  “You can’t change the everything, but you can change something.” Well, if there wasn’t person who once said that, there should have been, as it is obvious. We face problems everyday, ranging from personal relationships…