The Trouble with Bottled Water

Over the weekend, a friend shared with me how a local university banned bottled water on their campus.  On one hand, I knew the reason behind this change, and celebrated it.  Plastic water bottles have become an enormous source of trash, with three out of four bottles...

Where the Rain Goes

Rain garden in St. Stephen’s Lake Park in Columbia, MO (Photo courtesy of Steve Johnson, Executive Director of the Missouri River Communities Network)Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone?  They paved paradise, and put up...

Sustainable Farm uses Solar Energy

Twelve years ago Bob and Pat Belshe bought their farm in Cuba, Missouri to have a place to relax in the country.  Over the years they invested in a number of conservation projects to create a more sustainable farm operation, and were awarded the “Farmer of the Year”...