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Celebrating Winners of  the Eighth Annual  St. Louis Green Business Challenge and Launching Challenge 2018!
The St. Louis Green Business Challenge completed an eighth year of work with companies across the bi-state region to advance sustainability as a business solution. Get the scoop on 2017 winners advancing sustainability within their operations and programs! Spotlight on Missouri Botanical Garden's efforts.
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: st. louis green business challenge, operational sustainability, awards, missouri botanical garden, earthwayscenter | View Count: (80)
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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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: herring house, lauren's secret garden, green renovations, geothermal, LED lighting, missouri botanical garden | View Count: (506)
Plastic Pot Recycling - Help Reduce Horticultural Waste in Landfills
Spring planting = lots of plastic pots. Every April, as your tulips come up and your flowers go in, the Garden opens its Plastic Pot Recycling Program. Plastic pots cannot go in single stream recycling and over 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic gets added to the waste stream each year. Since 1998, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s plastic pot recycling program has prevented over one million pounds of horticultural waste from reaching the landfill.In 2017, the Garden is excited to promo...
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: plastic pot recycling, Central Paper Stock, spring planting, horticultural pots, Garden containers, container plants | View Count: (3888)

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 construct...
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: LEED, EPA, solar energy, solar panels, money savings, cbec, commerce bank center for science education, green building, ENERGY STAR | View Count: (1899)

Sustainability at the Garden - Meet the Challenge!

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Demolition projects always result in large amounts of construction waste, and the Garden works to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill. In the recent demolition of the structures at the site of the new Oertli Family Hardy Plant Nursery, the Garden was able to divert 80% of the debris generated by the demolition.Trash is often filled with “raw materials” and as a result, the Garden was able to recycle over 8,400 tons of the construction material. This included 7,950 tons...
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: construction | View Count: (419)
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