Calendar

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  • Monday, October 29th
    • 2012 Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference

      Monday, October 29th at St. Louis, MO

      Presented by the Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability, Greensburg GreenTown and GreenTown Joplin, this conference aims to help cities stricken by natural disasters rebuild strong, livable communities by identifying ways to efficiently and effectively weave elements of sustainability into the disaster recovery process, while increasing collaboration among all parties working toward this goal.

      Learn More: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference


  • Tuesday, October 30th
    • 2012 Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference

      Monday, October 29th at St. Louis, MO

      Presented by the Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability, Greensburg GreenTown and GreenTown Joplin, this conference aims to help cities stricken by natural disasters rebuild strong, livable communities by identifying ways to efficiently and effectively weave elements of sustainability into the disaster recovery process, while increasing collaboration among all parties working toward this goal.

      Learn More: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/sustainable-disaster-recovery-conference


    • The Green Innovation Big Bang

      Tuesday, October 30th • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at TEC @ Railway Exchange Building ( T-REx) - 615 Olive St - St Louis, MO 63101

      For details, link here: http://stlgreeninnovate.eventbrite.com

      The Green Innovation Big Bang is the first step towards the building of a St. Louis Green Innovate Network. By connecting area universities, mentoring organizations and green economy business leaders, the St. Louis region can form a healthy ecosystem of entrepreneurs supporting each others business growth.

      At the Green Innovation Big Bang, an IdeaBounce® will be held with cash and in-kind prizes awarded to winning entries. Ideas should fall into one of the following categories: energy efficiency, energy generation, energy storage, green building, recycling & waste management, sustainable agriculture, sustainability in education, sustainable materials, and water conservation. A panel of judges will score the IdeaBounce® presentations based on three criteria: the clarity of the idea, the passion of the presenter, and his or her request for help.

      The Green Innovation Big Bang agenda is as follows:
      5:00 p.m. to 5:25 – Registration and networking
      5:25 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Welcome by Eric Schneider, St. Louis RCGA and self-introductions
      5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Keynote address by Derrick Weisbord, co-founder and COO of Freiezo
      6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Workshop on Clean Energy Challenge by Suzanne Stelmasek, Marketing Manager of Clean Energy Trust
      6:30p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Entrepreneurial Resources and Announcements
      6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Idea Bounce presentations (Conference Room)
      6:45 to 7:30 p.m. – Networking


  • Thursday, November 1st
    • Bill McKibben Keynote at WUSTL Sustainable Cities Conference

      Thursday, November 1st • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Washington University Danforth Campus Graham Memorial Chapel

      In this talk, Bill McKibben describes not only the science of the situation, but also the inspiring global movement that he’s led to help change the world’s understanding of its peril, and spur the reforms necessary to get the planet back to safety. The first big global grassroots effort to involve people from every nation, McKibben’s 350.org has crossed the boundaries of language and faith, and even the great gulf between rich and poor. It’s become a vibrant, powerful movement for real change, and the basis for an utterly fascinating and necessary talk.

      Can’t make the lecture? It will be streamed live online. The streaming link will be posted on this page the day of the event.

      http://sustainablecities.wustl.edu/events/the-keynote-speech/


  • Friday, November 2nd
    • Great Lakes Bioneers in Chicago

      Friday, November 2nd at University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL

      Bioneers is coming to Chicago!

      GLBC’s mission is to promote sustainable community that fosters life-giving relationships, nurtures connections, and celebrates solutions for restoring and healing Earth’s communities. Join them for three exciting days of learning, networking and collaboration! Our theme is The Living City, using the body as a metaphor for the critical systems needed to keep Chicago alive, healthy and thriving.

      More info at http://bioneerschicago.org/


    • Land Lab Kick-Off at WUSTL Sustainable Cities Conference

      Friday, November 2nd • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Contemporary Arts Museum St. Louis 3750 Washington Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108

      The Land Lab Competition Kick-Off Event will take place Friday, November 2, at the Contemporary Art Museum. Featuring a talk by Ron Sims, the former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, this evening program will explore vacant land in cities as open canvasses and opportunities for sustainable interventions. Competition organizers will formally launch the public competition, providing key dates and information for participants, as well as opportunities for all attendees to actively engage in idea generation.

      Building on public dialogue started by the Open/Closed conferences and the Pruitt Igoe Now and GOOD Ideas for Cities competitions, the Land Lab Competition seeks innovative ideas for sustainability projects on St. Louis’s vacant lots. Teams will rethink one of the region’s greatest challenges into an asset that advances sustainability.

      The winning proposals–selected via a public competition–will consist of integrated strategies for urban sustainability issues, such as power generation, site remediation, storm water management, economic development, and food systems.

      6:00pm Doors
      6:30pm-8:00pm Event Presentations
      8:00pm-9:00pm Post-Event Reception

      More info at http://sustainablecities.wustl.edu/events/land-lab-kick-off/.


  • Saturday, November 3rd
    • Great Lakes Bioneers in Chicago

      Friday, November 2nd at University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL

      Bioneers is coming to Chicago!

      GLBC’s mission is to promote sustainable community that fosters life-giving relationships, nurtures connections, and celebrates solutions for restoring and healing Earth’s communities. Join them for three exciting days of learning, networking and collaboration! Our theme is The Living City, using the body as a metaphor for the critical systems needed to keep Chicago alive, healthy and thriving.

      More info at http://bioneerschicago.org/


    • Sustainable Cities Symposium at WUSTL

      Saturday, November 3rd • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at/em>

      The Washington University Office of Sustainability is hosting its first-ever conference this fall, November 1-3, to explore innovative ideas and strategies that advance a sustainable urban future.

      The third day of the conference is a traditional symposium featuring innovators from around the country who are moving cities closer to sustainability, including speakers from HUD and the Living Building Institute who will be speaking on a wide variety of topics from active living to stormwater management to air quality.

      The conference is FREE and open to all (registration encouraged), for more information visit http://sustainablecities.wustl.edu

      Sustainable Cities Symposium, Saturday, November 3

      8:00am Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast [Lab Sciences Rettner Gallery]

      9:00am-10:15am Welcome – Chancellor Wrighton, then Morning Plenary Speaker: Jason McLennan [Graham Memorial Chapel]

      10:15am-10:30am Break & Travel to concurrent session locations

      10:30am-11:30am Morning Concurrent Sessions
      Joyce S. Lee, Designing the Built Environment for Health and Sustainability
      [Wilson Hall Rm 214]
      Yaki Miodovinik, Sustainable Urban Landscape [January Hall Rm 100]
      David Allen, Sustainable, Resilient Infrastructures: A case study of electricity, air quality and water [Seigle Hall Rm L006]
      Catherine Werner, The Sustainability Plan for the City of St. Louis [Lab Sciences Rm 300]

      11:30am-12:45pm Lunch & Local food in the Danforth University Center
      (credit cards & cash are accepted)

      12:45pm-2:15pm Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
      From Neighborhood to Region, Bridging St. Louis Sustainability Visions [Lab Sciences Rm 300]
      I-CARES panel, topic TBD [Wilson Hall Rm 214]
      Paul Salopek, Out of Eden: A Walk Through Human History [Seigle Hall Rm L006]
      Elizabeth Willmott, Powering the New Energy Future [January Hall Rm 100]

      2:30pm-3:30pm Closing Plenary Speaker: Anna Lappé
      Author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It [Lab Sciences Rm 300]

      3:30pm-4:30pm Post-Conference Reception [Lab Sciences Rettner Gallery]


  • Sunday, November 4th
    • Great Lakes Bioneers in Chicago

      Friday, November 2nd at University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL

      Bioneers is coming to Chicago!

      GLBC’s mission is to promote sustainable community that fosters life-giving relationships, nurtures connections, and celebrates solutions for restoring and healing Earth’s communities. Join them for three exciting days of learning, networking and collaboration! Our theme is The Living City, using the body as a metaphor for the critical systems needed to keep Chicago alive, healthy and thriving.

      More info at http://bioneerschicago.org/


  • Monday, November 5th
    • FREE Teacher Professional Development Workshop from Resourceful Schools Project

      Monday, November 5th • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Selvidge Middle School Library, 235 New Ballwin Rd., Ballwin, MO 63021

      FREE Resourceful Schools Project Professional Development Workshop; Climate Change, Recycling Economics & Litter Prevention

      Discover four new lessons from the Resourceful Schools Project that focus on climate change and recycling economics. In "The Carbon Games" we'll look at the ups and downs of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and learn how recycling can lessen the effect. During "Pass the Tomatoes, Please!" students will take a trip with the traveling tomato to see how consumers' choices impact their ecological footprint as they relate to climate change. During "Got Gadgets?...At What Cost?" students research an everyday item to see how many resources it takes to make that item and how market values of a resource affects a product. And in "The Zero Waste Project" students will design a zero-waste model for their community and present it to a local environmental representative. Primary and secondary educators from public and private schools in St. Louis City, and Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties are welcome. Coffee, juice and a light breakfast or dinner will be provided. All educators in attendance will receive a $50 stipend, a copy of the lesson plans, and resources needed to present the lessons.

      Registration required. Registration ends October 31 at 5:00 PM. More information at https://www.mobot.org/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=36670&sessionid=fg5fb4fg0fg6fe3fh1

      Funding for this project was provided by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Resourceful Schools Project. This is offered by the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, with Kim Petzing as the primary instructor.


  • Thursday, November 8th
    • St. Louis Regional Sustainable Communities Mtg for Ferguson & Environs

      Thursday, November 8th • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley campus (Student Center – Multipurpose Room)

      FERGUSON & ENVIRONS Community Planning Area St Louis Regional Sustainable Communities - Round 3 Community Meeting. The meeting is on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley campus (Student Center – Multipurpose Room) from 6:30-8:30 p.m..


    • "Composting Completely" Class at MBG

      Thursday, November 8th • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Missouri Botanical Garden, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room #126

      If you've ever considered composting, but weren't sure where to start, this is the workshop for you! Covering a complete assortment of bin types and structures, we'll discuss pros and cons as well as the basics. Each participant will leave with a simple outdoor bin and enough information to begin composting right away. This program is offered by the EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden with support through funding from the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. Preregistration is required and it is designed for adults only.

      For more information, visit https://www.mobot.org/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=35338&sessionid=fg5fb4fg0fg6fe3fh1

      Class price is $45 for Garden members and $54 for nonmembers.


  • Tuesday, November 13th
  • Wednesday, November 14th
  • Thursday, November 15th
    • "Getting to the Bottom of Your Utility Bills" class at MBG

      Thursday, November 15th • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Missouri Botanical Garden, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room #129

      There's a lot more information on your utility bill than you might realize! Bring your bills and account access information to class to log into your utilities. We'll show you how to mine the date for useful information about your base, heating, cooling, and hot water loads. You'll walk away with at least three new ideas on making smart decisions about energy efficiency improvements and how to track your successes in the future! Space is limited, so register early! Designed for adults only.

      This class is offered by the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Pre-registration is required. Class price is $20 for Garden members and $24 for nonmembers.

      More info at https://www.mobot.org/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=35310&sessionid=fg5fb4fg0fg6fe3fh1


  • Saturday, November 17th
    • Teacher Professional Development Workshop from Resourceful Schools Project

      Saturday, November 17th • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at St. Louis County Health Campus, 6121 N. Hanley Rd., Berkeley, MO 63134

      FREE Resourceful Schools Project Professional Development Workshop; Climate Change, Recycling Economics & Litter Prevention

      Discover four new lessons from the Resourceful Schools Project that focus on climate change and recycling economics. In "The Carbon Games" we'll look at the ups and downs of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and learn how recycling can lessen the effect. During "Pass the Tomatoes, Please!" students will take a trip with the traveling tomato to see how consumers' choices impact their ecological footprint as they relate to climate change. During "Got Gadgets?...At What Cost?" students research an everyday item to see how many resources it takes to make that item and how market values of a resource affects a product. And in "The Zero Waste Project" students will design a zero-waste model for their community and present it to a local environmental representative. Primary and secondary educators from public and private schools in St. Louis City, and Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties are welcome. Coffee, juice and a light breakfast or dinner will be provided. All educators in attendance will receive a $50 stipend, a copy of the lesson plans, and resources needed to present the lessons.

      Registration required. Registration ends October 31 at 5:00 PM. More information at https://www.mobot.org/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=36670&sessionid=fg5fb4fg0fg6fe3fh1

      Funding for this project was provided by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Resourceful Schools Project. This is offered by the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, with Kim Petzing as the primary instructor.


  • Tuesday, November 20th
    • St Louis Green Drinks

      Tuesday, November 20th • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Schlafly Bottleworks

      2nd Annual "Greener Giving for the Holidays"

      Shop Handmade, Fair Trade & Local
      In the book, Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez write that “you are a person of integrity when your values, goals and actions are in alignment.” Let the upcoming November edition of Green Drinks be your chance to opt out of the “Black Friday” consumption craze by supporting local, independent, sustainably-focused businesses. Take a break from Thanksgiving preparations and come to learn about local options for holiday shopping.


  • Tuesday, December 4th
  • Saturday, December 8th
    • "Solar Panels at Home" workshop at MBG

      Saturday, December 8th • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Missouri Botanical Garden, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room #126

      Have you noticed and heard more about solar panels lately? Wondering if they might be a good investment for your home, but not sure where to start? Get your questions answered and more during a panel discussion with local solar installers and homeowners to hear what they have to say regarding feasibility, financing and more! Designed for adults only. Instructors include Cindy Bambini (Brightergy Solar), Erin Noble (StraightUp Solar), Ben Good (Microgrid Solar), and Jim Jordan (Homeowner, Show Me Solar).

      This class is offered by the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Class price is $17 for Garden members and $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required.

      Visit https://www.mobot.org/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=35312&sessionid=fg5fb4fg0fg6fe3fh1 for more info.


  • Tuesday, January 22nd
    • " A Vegetable Puzzle" class at MBG

      Tuesday, January 22nd • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Missouri Botanical Garden, Kemper Center for Home Gardening Classroom

      Is there a vegetable that you've always wanted to prepare but never quite knew what to do with it? Bring your favorite vegetable-based recipe and join Maude Bauschard, owner of Maude's Market, to explore the various options for preparing whatever vegetable is most perplexing to you. Maude brokers new relationships with the producers who provide seasonal fare for the Market's year-round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and develops new recipes all the time — suggest a vegetable & see what the class comes up with! Designed for adults only.

      This class is offered by the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Class price is $18 for Garden members and $21 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required.

      More info at https://www.mobot.org/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=35337&sessionid=fg9fb7fg4fgkfe7fg4


  • Thursday, February 28th