Sustainability Week kicks off Monday at Mizzou



Environmental groups are always working hard to save the world, but with Earth Day quickly approaching they are working even harder to spread the word.

The Environmental Leadership Office and Sustain Mizzou are teaming up for Sustainability Week 2014 which kicks off Monday, April 21 in MU’s Student Center.

The week is filled with environmental discussions, an electronic waste drive, a farmer’s market and Eco-consumerism fair and a tree planting and stream clean up at Hinkson Creek.

Amy Eultgen, an environmental leadership advisor with the Environmental Leadership Office, joined the environmental movement because she sensed a lack of responsibility coming from her fellow humans to give back to an Earth that has provided us with so much.

“I love the earth and it’s our responsibility as humans to live in sync and be stewards of the earth,” Eultgen said. “I think we have failed at this as a human race.”

Eultgen hopes this week will shed light on the importance of sustainability and offer an awareness to people that sustainability can be fun. She says she hopes people take away from that saving the Earth is not limited to a specific group or stereotype.

If there’s one thing she wants people to gain from this week it’s consistency.

“Find one sustainable thing in your life and stick with it. Spread your word. If you can do that, you’re awesome.”


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