Tip #5: Buy Local Eggs

Being a sustainable shopper is a hard task, especially as a college student. $100, or even $150, a month doesn’t go as far as you might think, and buying that $3 head of organic broccoli seems like such a waste when there is a $1.50 head right next to it, and they look exactly the…

Tip #4 : Reusable Mugs

It’s that time of year again, and it’s this type of intro again! The type that you’ll be reading for the next four months on every local newspaper article and blog post! Blah blah blah snow and mittens blah blah warm fire and Christmas presents blah. Now that we have that out of the way,…

Tip #3: Water saving shower heads

Yet another easy one! Also another water solution. As stated in a previous tip, about 45% of water use occurs in the bathroom. An easy way to cut down on this use is to shorten your showers, like our mother was always telling us to do. Especially if you were me, living in Colorado in…

Tip #2: Personal Water Bottles

Personal water bottles should be a no-brainer! Personal water bottles are not only durable and customizable, they are also eco-friendly (and cheaper!) , especially compared to their mean cousin, The Disposable Water Bottle. Not pretty is it? Buying a bottle of water a day, or every other day, or even every two, still adds up to a…

Tip #1: Soft Flush Toilet

At some point in our lives, we have all heard the “if it’s yellow leave it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down,” phrase and subsequently wrinkled our nose in disgust. We know we should but, bottom line, not flushing is gross to many of us. Also bottom line: toilet flushing wastes a serious amount…

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. …

FRESH reveals bleak reality

Picture the fast-food hamburger you ate for lunch yesterday afternoon. Chances are that beef came from a major industrialized food producer, not a locally owned and operated farm. That label on the wrapper that reads “100% pure beef” does not say anything about the amount of antibiotics fed to the cattle. Nor does it boast…

Product review: Southern Tier 422 Pale Wheat Ale

*Note: This entry does not reflect the opinion of Sustain Mizzou. An adult of legal age consumed this beer in an off-campus apartment. By Eddie Kirsch Price: $7.99 per six pack Where: Hy-Vee, 3100 West Broadway Features: Package made of 80% recycled material, “All natural ingredients” What the web says: “422 is brewed as a…