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Seasonal Clothing Swap brings eco-friendly wardrobe ideas to students.

Seasonal Clothing Swap brings eco-friendly ideas and new wardrobe for students

The Seasonal Clothing Swap hopes to attract many participants with its “Swap it Like it’s Hot” catchphrase. Eultgen says the goal of the Seasonal Clothing Swap event is to promote buying secondhand clothes.

People seated at a table enjoying a locally sourced meal.

Tiger Farm to Table Dinner

MU students rub elbows with farmers and savor local fare

On May 3rd, 2014 the ELO and Tigers for Community Agriculture held the first ever Tiger Farm-To-Table Dinner on campus.

Free Bike Share program launches for students.

Mizzou Bike Share

MSA, RHA launch free Bike Share program for students

“(Bike Share) is a great idea because what a university does is prepare students for the future,” RHA Sustainability Coordinator James Jordan said. “Bike Share does just that with its sustainable ideas and values.”

Students pose for a group photo with their locally grown pumpkins.

Bradford Farm Tour

MSA, CDS, RHA, ELO team up to host first Earthright Week

Events included dinner with local farmers, a taste-before-you-waste food day, a wasted food buffet, a documentary film showing and a visit to Bradford Farm.

Jessica Hill talks about her connections with the environmental movement.

Jessica Hill

Generations embrace environmental movement

Hill said one of her main goals with ELO is to team up with other campus groups to stage events and spread the word. “It’s something people my age care about,” she said. “It’s not just something hippies do.”

Free Bike Repair Center puts students' engineering skills to use.

Bike Resource Center

Free bike repairs put engineers’ skills to use

The ELO office encourages bicycles as a mode of transportation and supports the repair efforts because bicycles are an affordable and healthy mode of transportation that results in very little environmental impact.

Locally grown vegetables are priced and ready for purchase.

Campus Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market promotes sustainability in the community

The second farmer’s market of the year took place Thursday on Lowry Mall. Various goods, including apple butter, lettuce and naturally raised beef were available to students, faculty and staff.

All natural and sustainable food from Missouri Legacy Beef.

Campus Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market 2013 Slide Show

Tiger Farm-to-Table Dinner brings together Columbia community and local farmers.

Tiger Farm to Table Dinner

Bringing Together a Community

Tiger Farm-To-Table Dinner showcases locally grown foods and area farmers

A bike mechanic helps a student fix her flat tire.

Bike Resource Center

Bike Resource Center offers MU students free repairs

By putting on the program, we hope to make biking a more affordable option for cash-strapped college students, who may be both unable to pay for regular maintenance and repairs or unable to make it to off-campus bike shops.