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Honeysuckle Sweep for Healthy Habitat – Volunteer to Hack the Invader in a Park Near You!
This dreadful bush’s berries are glossy red, its leaves are still green and clinging, and the ticks and chiggers are (mostly) gone from the woods it infests. It’s time again to grab a tool and VOLUNTEER to hack Bush Honeysuckle out of our region’s parks and waterways. Honeysuckle Sweep Week Events: October 28–November 12, 2017
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Posted in: Sustainability in the Community | Tags: bush honeysuckle , invasive plants , missouri native plants , honeysuckle sweep , conservation , biodiversity | Comments (0) | View Count: (6)
St. Louis County Library hosts EarthWays Center Speakers this Fall
Register for these FREE talks today – and tell a friend or fellow library patron! A list of all class dates, locations and descriptions are included in the article.
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Posted in: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: adult classes , holidays , green consumer , library , eco friendly living , sustainability at home | Comments (0) | View Count: (4)
A new school year means big things are happening at St. Louis Public Schools' Carver Elementary, a member of this year's EarthWays Sustainability Network (ESN). You'll want to read up on the work of Carver's Green Team Dream Team!
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Posted in: Sustainability in the Community | Tags: carver elementary , st. louis public schools , #education , #sustainability , Earthways Sustainability Network | Comments (0) | View Count: (0)
Thinking Outside of the Box and Making a Difference - Cheers to Volunteers!
Volunteering for the EarthWays Center is more than just showing up to monitor a checklist or dig through trash. It’s how our volunteers help support the Garden’s mission and dedication to sustainability. Read on for updates on some interesting volunteer roles and how you can help!
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Posted in: Volunteer Updates | Tags: volunteer , zero waste ambassador , green events , classroom assistant , earthways center | Comments (0) | View Count: (257)
Herring House – the Garden’s Latest Green Building
In 1895, the Cleveland Avenue Gatehouse, now named the Herring House, was constructed in accordance with Henry Shaw’s will to be a residence for the Garden’s groundskeeper. Consistent with the Garden’s commitment to sustainability, upgrades to the Herring House incorporated many green features.
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Posted in: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: herring house , lauren's secret garden , green renovations , geothermal , LED lighting , missouri botanical garden | Comments (0) | View Count: (199)
Control pests AND protect pollinators? Apply a splash of Bug Ecology - healthy for people too!
Gardening to support butterflies and bees has adults and kids all over St. Louis in a nature-happy buzz. What fun to grow native plants and attract cool pollinators! But nature brings mosquitoes too. How can we control the insect pests without harming beneficial bugs? Take three key steps.
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Posted in: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: pollinators , mosquitoes , pests , home , health , zika , west nile , beneficial insects | Comments (0) | View Count: (1272)

2017 Sustainability Institute for Educators

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2017 Sustainability Institute for Educators
On June 20-22 an annual institute was held that allowed educators to explore sustainability in the context of their schools.
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Posted in: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: sustainability , schools , micds , earthways center , environmental education , educators , teacher training | Comments (0) | View Count: (165)
Home Energy Score and how they can Make Your Home More Efficient!
The Home Energy Score is a rating that can provide you with valuable information about your home and can even save you money!
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Sunflower+ Project: STL Enters Fifth Year

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Sunflower+ Project: STL Enters Fifth Year
The Sunflower+ Project: STL is in its fifth year. We began as a winning entry in the St. Louis Land Lab Design Competition – a way to re-think vacant, urban land as an asset rather than a liability. Fruitful collaboration is a large part of what keeps us going long after our two year project was scheduled to conclude. Working with Ames VPA School and the Sweet Potato Project keeps our energy level high. Read more to learn how we turned a vacant urban lot into a productive asset to the community!
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Posted in: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: sweet potato project , vacant lots , urban planning , north st. louis , sustainability , earthways center , sunflower project , biodiversity , pollinators | Comments (0) | View Count: (197)
See you there! Green Homes Festival - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Are you looking for green living ideas?  Do you want to learn how to live more sustainably? Are you planning to build a new house? Have comfort issues and want to make improvements to where you live now?  Join us for the Green Homes Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is the 16th year of our signature Garden event. The Festival is a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds who share a...
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Posted in: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: green homes , green homes festival , green events , sustainability , earthways center , summer events | Comments (0) | View Count: (479)
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