sustainability http://kbia.org en City website gives Columbia renters data on energy efficiency http://kbia.org/post/city-website-gives-columbia-renters-data-energy-efficiency <p>The City of Columbia has added a new resource to its website to help renters make an informed decision on where to live and to increase energy efficiency. The site now allows users to search past electric and water usage and rates for Columbia rental units.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:06:16 +0000 Ashley Reese 55503 at http://kbia.org City website gives Columbia renters data on energy efficiency Unitarian church embraces environmental stewardship with green initiative http://kbia.org/post/unitarian-church-embraces-environmental-stewardship-green-initiative <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three years ago, Larry </span>Lile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became his own boss. He started a consulting group that does energy audits of businesses and helps plan sustainable buildings.</span></p><p>His favorite part is the short walk to work: “I have about a 15-step walk to the office.”</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Abigail Keel 50333 at http://kbia.org Unitarian church embraces environmental stewardship with green initiative Field Notes: What exactly does 'sustainability' mean? http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-what-exactly-does-sustainability-mean <p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46773 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: What exactly does 'sustainability' mean? Retailers look to sell sustainability of food http://kbia.org/post/retailers-look-sell-sustainability-food <p>Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for foods they believe were sustainably produced, like free-range chicken, fair-trade coffee and pesticide-free wine. But what does “sustainable” actually mean?</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:53:01 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 46432 at http://kbia.org Retailers look to sell sustainability of food Picture this: Sustainabilty in action http://kbia.org/post/picture-sustainabilty-action <p>Inside a high tunnel at Berry Patch farm near Nevada, Iowa, strawberry baskets hang overhead and tomato plants stand tall already laden with fruit. Farm manager Lee Matteson picks several zucchini. Then, he stands there, holding the fresh squash while Will Weber, a sophomore environmental science student from Ames High School, takes a series of photographs.&nbsp; Beside Weber, and holding another impressive-looking camera, Douglas Gayeton also takes pictures—and issues advice and suggestions to Weber. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:38:14 +0000 Amy Mayer 35018 at http://kbia.org Picture this: Sustainabilty in action What does sustainable mean to you? http://kbia.org/post/what-does-sustainable-mean-you-1 <p>Despite this being harvest season, I&rsquo;ve been pestering farmers with theoretical questions about food and agriculture labels.<br /><br /> Here&rsquo;s something I&rsquo;ve learned: If there&rsquo;s one thing to guarantee a lengthy conversation with an ag-minded person, regardless of his or her crop harvesting schedule, it might be on the farm labels.<br /><br /> I&rsquo;ve also learned that there comes a point when slapping a pithy saying on an agricultural method is a detriment to understanding just how a farmer does his job.<br /> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:05:00 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 3407 at http://kbia.org What does sustainable mean to you? Exam: October 24, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/exam-october-24-2011 <p>This week: The front man for the band Guster leads a discussion on sustainability at MU, DESE is trying to become exempt from No Child Left Behind, and a new scholarship is available for students statewide. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:54:46 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 2304 at http://kbia.org Exam: October 24, 2011