Sustain Mizzou, a student organization at MU, announced that it will be leading a new class this fall that aims to promote sustainability.
The class, Environmental Studies 2150, is a 3-credit hour course and will be taught by professors Jan Weaver and Chris Starbuck and former Sustain Mizzou president Adam Saunders.
Environmental Studies 2150 is typically an independent study/service project class, and Sustain Mizzou will continue that tradition through three main areas: building and testing composting infrastructure in local community gardens, establishing a urban garden station and looking into the effectiveness bike transportation in an urban setting.
Students who enroll in the class will attend a lecture once a week, but also participate in labs in which they will prepare beds, build composting bins, deliver compost feedstock or manage compost piles. Students will work in the garden about 5-9 hours per week.
“This class is a great way to earn Service Learning credit while being an active part of a new frontier of urban sustainable development,” Saunders said in an e-mail.