Campus sustainability is a holistic enterprise that cannot be accomplished by just one department, organization or office. It is a collaborative effort that relies on support from all academic departments, campus operations and students.
Mizzou Earth Month 2022 Activities
Garden Work Days, 2–4 p.m. April 10 and 24, MU Child Development Lab Children’s Garden
Like digging in the dirt and getting plants to grow? Join Sustain Mizzou at the Children’s Garden by memorial Union for a spring tune-up. Not only a great service opportunity, but you also get hands-on learning on how to maintain a garden.
Yoga, 4 – 5 p.m. April 12, Peace Park
Sustainability is also about your personal resources. Recharge your battery at a free yoga session in Peace Park. Sustain Mizzou and the Wellness Resource Center are teaming up to get you connected with yourself, nature and your community.
Beehive checkups, 6 p.m. April 13 and 27, Eckles Butterfly Garden
Join Sustain Mizzou as we take care of our bees and their habitats on campus. Mizzou is a designated Bee City, USA campus, which means we promote pollinator health. Learn about the importance of pollinators and how beehives are maintained.
Columbia Farmers Market trips, 9 a.m.–noon, April 16 and 23, Columbia Farmers Market
Interested in local food systems? Enjoy the offerings from the market both days. Sustain Mizzou will provide transportation to and from the market. Shuttles run every 30 minutes starting at 9 a.m. and ending at noon. Pick-up and drop-off location is the Hitt Street visitor parking lot (behind the MU Student Center, next to Kuhlman Court).
Meditation, 4:30–5 p.m., April 19, Peace Park
Virtual Campus Sustainability Tour!
Explore MU sustainability initiatives campus-wide with our interactive map tour. This digital tour was created by Erin Votaw, an Environmental Science student, as a project through the MU Honors College before graduation in 2019. Click on the photo above to begin your sustainability tour!
The University of Missouri’s Sustainability Office seeks to ingrain sustainability principles of social equity, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity while integrating campus operations, academics and research.
Mizzou uses the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System to track progress on sustainability on campus. Currently, Mizzou has a Gold rating in STARS.
Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect club/organization or you’re looking for an upcoming event, MU Sustainability has you covered on the Get Involved tab. We offer an event calendar, a list of sustainability focused clubs on campus and a list of sustainability focused organizations within the Columbia community.
Stay up-to-date with everything Mizzou and sustainability focused on our news tab. We also have monthly newsletters that showcase a variety of campus opportunities that can help build your volunteer portfolio!
MU Sustainability offers a variety of programs for students, staff, faculty and visitors to take part in throughout the school year. Whether students need free bike repairs through our Bike Resource Center or community members would like volunteer hours through helping our Tiger Tailgate recycling team, we’re here to help.