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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
New Volunteer Opportunities: Green Living Class Assistants: Love our classes? We need assistants to monitor our spring and summer green education classes. Class assistants stay for the entire class and help presenters set-up their materials, greet and check-in registered participants, collect evaluation surveys and assist with clean up. Did we mention that you get to attend the class for free? Topics of classes and experiences vary, but all focus on green living and sustainability concepts. S...
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Posted in: Volunteer Opportunities | Tags: internship , intern , jobs , sunflower project , education , marketing , green interns , green volunteer , volunteer , sustainability , TerraCycle | Comments (0) | View Count: (113)
Science and EarthWays Center Open House - Science and Sustainability in Action!
Go behind the science with Missouri Botanical Garden botanists at the Monsanto Center and meet the Garden’s sustainability experts on their home turf in the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education by attending our upcoming "Science and Sustainability" Open House Weekend on February 25-26. Did you know that the Garden is one of the most active and productive botanical research institutions in the world? Researchers from our Science and Conservation Division are dedicated to studying pl...
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Posted in: EarthWays Center Events | Tags: science , sustainability , earthways , botanists , plant research , plant collections , herbariam , peter h. raven library , green schools , green education , energy efficienty , natural resources , ecosystems , conservation | Comments (0) | View Count: (178)

Shout it from the (Solar) Rooftop

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Shout it from the (Solar) Rooftop
The Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, home of the EarthWays Center staff and offices, has once again earned the ENERGY STAR rating from the Environmental Protection Agency. This is the fifth year the Missouri Botanical Garden has received the award, which ranks the building within the top 10 percent of energy efficiency for comparable building types. When the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC), located at the corner of Shaw Ave. and Kingshighway was designed and constru...
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Posted in: A Greener Garden | Tags: LEED , EPA , solar energy , solar panels , money savings , cbec , commerce bank center for science education , green building , ENERGY STAR | Comments (0) | View Count: (677)
Save the Date! Green Homes Festival - Saturday, June 3, 2017
The 16th annual Green Homes Festival, a Missouri Botanical Garden signature event, will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in sustainable, healthy lifestyles and connecting to the actions they can take to protect and restore clean air, water, and soil that plants need to thrive.  More than 40 green-themed exhibits and demonstrations, g...
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Mentors Help Schools Go Green

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Mentors Help Schools Go Green
EarthWays Center staffers serve as program mentors for schools participating in the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s 2016-17 Green Schools Quest. This is a challenge based opportunity for schools to implement low to no-cost sustainable solutions at their school. Children of all ages jump into the “greening” projects with our staff.   Elementary school students at Christ Community Lutheran School worked with Kat Golden, Sustainability Education Manage...
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Posted in: Sustainable Education | Tags: elementary school programs , waste audit , school green team , Earthways staff , USGBC , school sustainability , Green Schools Quest | Comments (0) | View Count: (87)
Spring and Summer 2017 Classes - Registration Is Now Open!
Discover our great upcoming classes for spring and summer! We have over 20 classes from DIY projects to sustainable brewing for beer lovers and tea drinkers.  Come for some great adult classes on trash talk (recycling and composting) or a foodie field trip around St. Louis. Plus we have games and summer camp for kids. Registration opened February 1. Sign up early, our popular classes fill up fast! Check out this list of great classes: Home-Made Cleaners - To Go! Creating a Heal...
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Posted in: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: DIY , tea , game night , foodies , poetry , green cleaners , composting , green burial , education , beer , photography , recycling , classes | Comments (0) | View Count: (141)

Welcome to the team, Simon!

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Welcome to the team, Simon!
Look for a new face at EarthWays: We recently welcomed Simon Warren as our new Education and Volunteer Coordinator. Simon brings great experience to our team: He helped to prepare the City of New Orleans’ greenhouse gas inventory and worked with biogas projects in Yunnan province in the People’s Republic of China; conducted research to identify risks to the use and supply of metals, and was an 8th grade science teacher and science content facilitator in Memphis, Tennessee. A native N...
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Illinois Home Performance Certificate of Completion

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Illinois Home Performance Certificate of Completion
For our friends on the Illinois side of the river: check out the Illinois Home Performance Certificate of Completion and get your Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Project certified. This will have advantages should you need to sell your home and it will provide you with the knowledge that your home improvements have significantly improved you home’s energy efficiency performance. Click here to learn how to earn a Silver or Gold Certificate of Completion. The contractors working in th...
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Posted in: Built Environment | Tags: Illinois , home performance , energy star , energy | Comments (0) | View Count: (60)

Thanks to Our Volunteers

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Our volunteers play a key role in the success of EarthWays. From providing education to helping keep Garden events "waste free," our volunteers make it all happen. Through spring and summer events, our "Zero-Waste Ambassadors" helped thousands of visitors to the Garden sort their own waste into recycling, composting and landfill at our "RCL" tents. EarthWays staff and Garden visitors all appreciate the efforts of our volunteers and the hours spent helping everyone live more sustainable liv...
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Terracycling

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TerraCycle Recycles...Almost Everything! Have you ever wondered what to do with an energy bar wrapper or drink pouch after the last bite and sip? TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company, started considering options to keep hard-to-recycle waste out of the landfill in 2001. They offer a wide range of free programs funded by conscientious companies and provide recycling solutions for almost every form of waste from hand warmers to toothbrushes to cigarettes! St. Louis is participati...
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