Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will we run out of oil? Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future?
Get the straight answers to today’s most important energy questions in Switch, the acclaimed new documentary and web video series. Screening will take place at 4pm on April 16 in the Student Union Theater.
In Switch, energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to bio-fuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. He seeks the truth from the international leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our energy future as surprising as it is practical.
Switch will screen at 250 universities across the country as part of the GSA Switch Energy Awareness & Efficiency Pro-gram, which also includes a campus ambassador program and efficiency drive.
Switch and the Geological Society of America are part of the Switch Energy Project, a multi-pronged effort to build a global understanding of energy.
Please contact Curtis Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org or Deanna Ketner, DLS960@umkc.edu for further information on this event.
Sponsored by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists UMKC Chapter and the Center for Applied Environmental Research, Department of Geosciences.
The UMKC Garden Collective is sponsoring a film presentation and national webinar April 17th starting at 5:30pm in the Student Union, room 302.
The Island President is a film about the Maldives, an island nation south of India that is suffering from rising water levels due to climate change.
After the film there will be a webinar for colleges to participate in a national conversation on democracy and climate.
The UMKC Garden Collective is a student run community garden at 5306 Holmes. It is open to all students, faculty, and community members. The Collective operates around its core principle “take what you need and give the rest away.”
For more information, please e-mail Julie Bauer at email@example.com.
Food. From mother’s milk to no-carb diets, there is little that is so essential, so political, so much on our minds than “our daily bread.” In this world premiere, the cast and creative team interviewed local farmers, chefs, parents, and many others to discuss issues that touch our palates and our plates. A unique theatrical events, Eat This! serves up issues as well as a meal–cooked onstage and shared with the audience!
Never has there been so much attention focused on the food industry. From celebrity chefs and reality food competitions to obesity, GMOs and “pink slime,” Eat This! strives to create dialogue and respond to our citizens’ plea to “show me.”
Written and directed by Assistant Professor Stephanie Roberts, the show runs March 1-10 in Studio 116, Olson Performing Arts Center. Student tickets are just $6!
A Harvesters donation barrel will be available each night of the production. Bring 2 items to donate and receive a FREE coupon to attend a future UMKC Theatre show!
Thanks to Bread KC for production assistance!
UMKC returns to the nationwide competition Spring 2013 RecycleMania! This is a great opportunity to show UMKC cares about of our planet and continues to promote healthy lifestyles.
This will be the 5th year of competition and our campus has placed consistently higher amongst other schools since 2008. Last spring UMKC ranked 13th out of 242 campuses and our goal in 2013 is to rank in the top 10! Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently recognized UMKC for our outstanding participation. This year, we ask you to come and join in on the fun and help our campus community be recognized for its eco-friendly and sustainable practices.
The competition runs through the end of March 2013. Please plan to participate in the competition by recycling all your paper, cardboard, Plastics 1-7 and food organics for composting.
If there are any questions about recycling or the upcoming competition you can contact the Sustainability Office student work-study Brian K. Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that spring weather is here to stay, it’s time to think about ways to avoid driving around campus and around the area. Swinney Recreation Center has both daily and semester-long bike rentals available, free to all UMKC students! Be sure to check out the webpage for more information.
UMKC’s Pilot Program “Clean Commute” is now in its second year of existence. The goal of this program is to increase sustainability around campus by providing an alternate form of transportation around and near campus.
Through Clean Commute, all UMKC faculty, staff, and students can check out a free bike for the semester, or for the day! New Fuji, Jamis & Redline hybrid-style bikes complete with combination lock, helmet, and front and rear lights are available for loan. This includes the bike, lock, helmet, and lights. You can take your bike anywhere on or off campus for as long as you have the bike in your possession. Semester rentals are available at the Hub, and daily rentals are available through Swinney Rec Center.
The Hub is also useful if you have your own bike. As a way to help cyclists stay on the road and to encourage more people to pedal instead of drive, UMKC established The Hub, an on-campus bike station. The Hub provides repair and maintenance for UMKC Clean Commute loaner bikes at no cost. UMKC students, staff and faculty may also visit The Hub to get a non-loner bike repaired, volunteer, or learn more about alternative transportation options around Kansas City.
For more information, visit the Swinney Recreation website or call 816-235-2715. Or check out the Hub on UMKC’s Sustainability Website. They can also be reached by phone at 816-235-2715.