News from the EarthWays Center
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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| Categories: Sustainability in the Community | Tags: bush honeysuckle, invasive plants, missouri native plants, honeysuckle sweep, conservation, biodiversity | View Count: (397)
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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| Categories: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: adult classes, holidays, green consumer, library, eco friendly living, sustainability at home | View Count: (452)
St. Louis Public Schools' Carver Elementary Excels with a Focus on Waste Reduction
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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| Categories: Sustainability in the Community | Tags: carver elementary, st. louis public schools, #education, #sustainability, Earthways Sustainability Network | View Count: (324)
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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| Categories: Volunteer Updates | Tags: volunteer, zero waste ambassador, green events, classroom assistant, earthways center | View Count: (550)
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: (516)
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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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: pollinators, mosquitoes, pests, home, health, zika, west nile, beneficial insects | View Count: (1776)

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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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: sustainability, schools , micds, earthways center, environmental education, educators, teacher training | View Count: (383)
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