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Healthy Cleaners and Happy Soil - Spring Classes Await You
Spring is a time for cleaning: getting rid of the dust bunnies, washing away the winter blues, making the floors shine and the windows sparkle. It’s also a time to clean up your flower beds, and fill them with nutrients for new plantings. Forget those toxic chemicals and commercial soil amendments. Learn how to spruce up your world in an inexpensive, sustainable way with our spring classes.Kitchen CompostingThursday, May 257 to 8:30 p.m.Education PlantLab at MBGComposting doesn’t hav...
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Investigating Energy at Pattonville Schools

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Investigating Energy at Pattonville Schools
Students in the Pattonville School District are becoming “energy investigators” with the help of EarthWays Centers education team. As part of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, Pattonville invited EarthWays staff to work with students to develop a comprehensive curriculum that includes mapping out an energy lesson plan and teaching the students about energy: where it comes from, how it fits into our everyday lives, and how it impacts the environment. St...
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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. Save ...
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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 plan...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: science, sustainability, earthways, botanists, plant research, plant collections, herbariam, peter h. raven library, green schools, green education, energy efficienty, natural resources, ecosystems, conservation | View Count: (786)

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)

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 Manager,...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: elementary school programs, waste audit, school green team, Earthways staff, USGBC , school sustainability, Green Schools Quest | View Count: (568)
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 Healthy Indo...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: DIY, tea, game night, foodies, poetry, green cleaners, composting, green burial, education, beer, photography, recycling, classes | View Count: (775)
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