What the frack is fracking?

Hydraulic fracturing – the technical term for fracking – is a method of getting gas and oil from shale rock, that is, a sedimentary rock made of mud and minerals. First, a hole, called a “wellbore”  is drilled into the rock. Next, a high-pressure liquid –– usually a mix of water, sand and chemicals ––…

Is your life too plastic? “Bag It” film screening next week.

Missouri River Relief, Sustain Mizzou and the Missouri River Communities Network will host a free screening of the award winning film “Bag It” on Monday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. in Strickland 204 on the MU Campus. Try going a day without plastic.  Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. …

Last-minute gift that will last the whole year: a Coffee Thermos

Each year my mother spends the weeks after Thanksgiving repeatedly asking me what I want for Christmas, and I never know what to ask for! I usually don’t tell her and I end up getting socks, some books that aren’t on my desired reading list, and other things I don’t particularly want. So when my mother…

Download the Earth Day issue

Footprint Magazine presents . . . the EARTH DAY ISSUE, featuring lots of sustainable living content you’ve seen here online and a new original DIY piece on how to make your own coffee table.  It’s designed by journalism design student Theresa Berens, and it looks gorgeous.  Now with this e-file you can distribute it to…

The (Environmental) Horror!

By Eddie Kirsch Happy Halloween! Sustain Mizzou is hosting a benefit concert at the Blue Fugue called Gulf Sounds. Here is a little information regarding the concert: When: Wednesday, November 3 — 8:30pm to 1:00am Location: The Blue Fugue, 120 S 9th St., Columbia, MO What to expect: People will pay $5 at the door…