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How to get involved

Saturday, April 21, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:35 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

Staying green this Earth Day may be easier than you think. Below are a few groups that strive to preserve the environment. All groups are Earth Day 2007 Coalition members.

Peaceworks’ Center for Sustainable Living

Peaceworks is an egalitarian, nonprofit, grass-roots organization. Everyone is welcome to join and learn how to “live lightly.”

midmopeaceworks.org/sustainableliving.php

Green Party of Central Missouri

The group focuses on 10 key values: ecological wisdom, grass-roots democracy, personal and social responsibility, nonviolence, decentralization, community-based economics, post-patriarchal values, respect for diversity, global responsibility and future focus.

centralmogreens.coin.org

Peace Nook

A nonprofit, volunteer-based information and social change activism referral center with a storefront. It offers books, music, environmental products, posters and more.

midmopeaceworks.org/peacenook.php

Show-Me Clean Streams

The group focuses on the conservation and enhancement of mid-Missouri rivers.

874-1637

Sustain Mizzou

The student organization promotes a sustainable way of life through volunteer work and education about the environment.

students.missouri.edu/~sustainmizzou

Other organizations that offer volunteer opportunities include

national organizations.

- United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/volunteers.html

- Earth Team Volunteers, www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/volunteers

- Take Pride In America, takepride.gov

- Habitat for Humanity, habitat.org

- Earth Day Network, earthday.net/default.aspx


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