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…

Inciting local businesses to change: Carrot Mob at Shakespeare’s

In a boycott, everyone loses. In a Carrot Mob, everyone WINS! That’s the basic premise of today’s Carrot Mob at Shakespeare’s, part of Sustain Mizzou’s Sustainability Week. Sustain Mizzou is challenging YOU to join the Carrot Mob campaign TODAY. It’s a party, not a protest! On April 26th join us at the yummiest event of…

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,…

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…

A note on nuclear energy and safety

This is an opinion column written by a Sustain Mizzou member which became part of a discussion during our latest Environmental Reading and Media Group.  Read to the end for a list of other articles we discussed. The recent disaster in Japan highlights the importance of building safety codes, disaster preparedness drills for areas prone…