Beyond ubiquitous; what’s happening in our plastic world?

Hello, I have been spending time learning about what has been happening in the world of plastic. I now understand that this is a global crisis. Plastic is a versatile and strong and cheap material with many incredible uses but plastic is not disposable. It lasts a very long time. It is not okay toContinue reading “Beyond ubiquitous; what’s happening in our plastic world?”

The final frontier: no more excuses! by Laura Waldo-Semken 1/16/2020

Are you a cat owner wishing you could let go of your addiction to free plastic shopping bags? Composting kitty litter allows a cat owner to break free. Here’s how. It’s kind of a long story since free plastic shopping bags are so much a part of our practical lifestyle. Where to begin?!? First, singleContinue reading “The final frontier: no more excuses! by Laura Waldo-Semken 1/16/2020”

Reducing our plastic footprint by Laura Waldo-Semken 1/10/2020

Laura is serving Missouri River Relief as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the goal of expanding water education programs for low-income youth. At Missouri River Relief we believe that a measurement of wealth includes our connection with nature so we strive to connect our community with our cultural and natural treasure, the Missouri River. MissouriContinue reading “Reducing our plastic footprint by Laura Waldo-Semken 1/10/2020”

Grants and the global plastic crisis by Laura Waldo-Semken 12/17/2019

Featured image: volunteers sorting garbage for recycling in Washington, Mo.    Photo by Kevin Tosie While surfing through and updating 108 grant sources for Missouri River Relief, I have seen this sentiment expressed over and over: We are most interested in giving grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems andContinue reading “Grants and the global plastic crisis by Laura Waldo-Semken 12/17/2019”

First Reflection from a Trash Warrior 11/27/2019 by Laura Waldo-Semken

As I delve into the genius of Missouri River Relief, I am impressed by the dedication of staff and crew to the mission of connecting our community the Missouri River; building the capacity of this community to appreciate this precious cultural and natural resource and act on its behalf. As an AmeriCorps member, I amContinue reading “First Reflection from a Trash Warrior 11/27/2019 by Laura Waldo-Semken”

Reflections after cleaning up garbage near Bear Creek 12/7/2019 by Laura Waldo-Semken

Hello Friends, While gathering garbage I began singing to myself, “There must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief”. Am I the joker or the thief? Or both? Humming awesome guitar riff. I am a participant in the convenience culture. May the first stone be thrown by theContinue reading “Reflections after cleaning up garbage near Bear Creek 12/7/2019 by Laura Waldo-Semken”

Making a Claim 12/6/2019 by Laura Waldo-Semken

Hello Friends, As a hot-headed Taurus full of opinions, I have been trying really hard, under Kristen’s patient guidance, to think more like a scientist. I have been spending hours upon hours putting the finishing touches on the Mo River All Stars curriculum and learning all about how to make a solid scientific argument usingContinue reading “Making a Claim 12/6/2019 by Laura Waldo-Semken”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

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