- Bike, Walk & Wheel Week 
This weeklong spring program is designed to encourage all Columbians to use active modes of transportation as a viable alternative to using a car.
- Columbia Earth Day 
An annual festival in downtown Columbia, including educational booths, entertainment and more.
- Missouri Earth Day Celebration 
Sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources, this event at the Capitol. The website also includes links to other earth day events  across Missouri.
- Sustainable Living Fair - Columbia 
Annual fall fair with workshops, displays and speakers.
Environmental Issues & Conservation
- City of Columbia Solid Waste Services 
Also includes hazardous waste disposal, batteries recycling  and more.
- Columbia Water & Light Conservation 
Provides information about free energy audits, solar systems, water-efficient landscaping, Super Saver Loans, Conservation Tips Videos and much more.
- Columbia / Boone County Rain Garden Program 
Program designed to improve water quality of nearby creeks and streams by preventing polluted rainwater from getting there.
- Grownative.org 
Native plant information and landscape guide from the Missouri Dept. of Conservation and Dept. of Agriculture.
- University of Missouri Extension – Environmental Quality 
Find a wide variety of publications on the topics of drinking water, domestic and animal waste, pesticides and more.
- Earth Easy 
Shop for environmentally-friendly products for almost everything inside and outside your house.
- The Green Guide 
Tips for green living from National Geographic.
- Greener Choices for a Better Planet 
Resources and tips from Consumer Reports.
- Homemade and Natural Cleaning Products 
Make your own cleaning products from lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda.
- “How sustainable are you?” 
Article from the Columbia Missourian about Columbia residents learning to make environmentally sustainable choices.
- Mother Nature Network 
News and tips for a more Earth-friendly lifestyle.
- Planet Green 
Provides tips, information, buying guides and more from Discovery Channel.
- TreeHugger.com 
Prominent sustainability website dedicated to sustainable living.
Community Groups & Organizations
- Chouteau Grotto 
The group’s mission is to “promote the preservation of caves, watershed areas, conservation of caves and their natural content.”
- City of Columbia Sustainability Office 
- Columbia Audubon Society 
- Columbia Earth Day Coalition 
Coalition of city and other organizations who sponsor Columbia’s annual Earth Day Festival.
- Friends of Rock Bridge State Park 
- Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri 
Started as an advocacy program for a greenbelt around Columbia, it now accepts donations of land and conservation easements and functions as a Land Trust.
- Missouri Parks Association 
Non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, enhancement and interpretation of Missouri State Parks.
- Missouri Prairie Foundation 
Works to protect and restore prairie and other native grassland communities./li>
- Missouri River Communities Network 
Non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and restore the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Missouri river.
- Missouri Sierra Club 
- Missouri Stream Team 
Working partnership of citizens concerned about Missouri Streams.
- Sustain Mizzou 
Non-profit organization run by student volunteers to promote a sustainable way of life at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
- University Of Missouri Extension 
Assists residents with a variety of questions, including plant diseases, infestation, soil testing and more.
- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) 
Leading national non-profit organization that strives to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.
- Institute for Local Self-Reliance 
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop strategies and projects that enable local self-reliance
- Missouri Department of Conservation 
Maintains Missouri’s conservation areas, trails, state parks and forests and provides educational opportunities for individuals, teachers and students to learn more about conservation.
- Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Soil and Water Conservation 
- Environmental Protection Agency 
Information on protecting our environment through federal laws and regulations and updates on the latest in science and technology related to environmental issues.
- EBSCO 
Full text periodicals database and encyclopedia. Recommended search terms: Sustainable Living, Environmentalism, Green Movement.
- Science Reference Center 
Full-text content from encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources on topics including environmental and earth science.
- SIRS Researcher 
General reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Search under leading issues: Conservation of Natural Resources, Environmentalism, Global Warming