Category: Sustainability

UMKC Garden Collective: National Conversation on Democracy and Climate

By , April 9, 2013 9:20 am

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



UMKC Theatre Presents: Eat This! KC Chews on the Politics of Food

By , February 26, 2013 8:08 am

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 RecycleMania!

By , February 8, 2013 3:06 pm

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

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Go Green With Bike Rentals From Swinney!

By , April 10, 2012 10:15 am

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.

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