James Jordan: JamesJordan@mail.missouri.edu
There’s no better time than college to explore nature, meet your community and become self sufficient. Footprint Magazineguides readers around natural and cultural hotspots in Columbia, teaches skills for practical living and encourages dialogue about sustainability issues. We go beyond writing articles about the environment; we help the environment become part of our readers’ own stories.
People who would be interested in volunteering Footprint include writers, photographers, scientists, thinkers, poets and anybody else who enjoys learning about sustainability, the community or the environment. No previous experience required, just a desire to share knowledge with the public. The best contributors are curious and self-driven, as we don’t have set requirements for blogging. We currently get an average of 60 views each day, and hope to increase that through social media and creating a constant stream of useful and relevant material.
Meeting times: every other Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in Memorial Union (check calendar for locations). At meetings, we brainstorm story ideas, talk about issues on campus and learn how to use WordPress and other technology tricks.
About the editor: I’m a fifth-year senior majoring in anthropology and magazine journalism, with minors in biology and art. I love advising younger students on sustainability, writing and how to get published, so Footprint has been a perfect outlet for me. Come to a meeting or shoot me an e-mail to learn more!
Footprint is always looking for writers, editors, designers and photographers! The publication is completely student-run, so it needs your help to be successful.
Getting involved is a good way to help teach your fellow students and the community about sustainability. For journalism students, Footprint is a good way to utilize their writing, designing, editing, and photography skills.