COLUMBIA — Being part of a community with a common goal helps make it possible for Claire Friedrichsen to live sustainably.
Friedrichsen is one of six MU students who lived in Sustainahouse during the 2011-12 academic year. The house is a project of the MU student organization Sustain Mizzou.
Sustainahouse residents build relationships around their commitment to a sustainable lifestyle. It's in the context of these relationships that Friedrichsen finds the accountability and resources to live this way.
Members of the house regularly work together to make sustainability easier. They connect during weekly house dinners to address community concerns, coordinate schedules and discuss ways to live more sustainably.