What is Sustain Mizzou? Yes it is a organization at the University of Missouri that aims to promote a sustainable future, but is also a concept about what we need to do. Sustainability is ingrained in our everyday lives; it affects everything and everyone. "We define [sustainability] as paths of human progress that meet the needs and aspiration of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" (Biwas & Tolba, 2013).
Think of it this way. The Columns have stood since the first Academic Hall was built; they survived a fire 1892 and continued as the symbol of education and the values of the University of Missouri campus. Where will they be in 100 years? Will students still benefit from this university? Will we all still be sitting under our columns in 1000 years?
In order for everyone to prosper in the future, we have to sustain the world around us. And it starts right here at MU. That is the idea and that challenge of Sustain Mizzou. That is the challenge to the students of the University of Missouri.