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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: (2344)
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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 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: (902)
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: (1134)
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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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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: Simon Warren, education, volunteer, EWC Staff | View Count: (958)
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 this pro...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: Illinois, home performance, energy star, energy | View Count: (819)
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Green Ball Update

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2015 Was Our Last Green Ball! Thanks to everyone who joined us or supported the Green Ball over the last six successful years. We have decided to say goodbye to the Ball and hello to new opportunities to help more people learn about what we do, as we have seen a need for that kind of outreach. We want to share our deep appreciation for our sponsors, donors, and partners, especially our host – Moonrise Hotel- and the guests who danced the night away in celebration of all things green. For m...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: Green Ball, Open House | View Count: (761)
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Save the Date: EarthWays is Having an Open House!

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Come learn how you can benefit from what the Garden does for Community Sustainability at our first Open House since 2010! Meet the EarthWays team, learn about the 20+ programs we coordinate in the community and how together we can make choices that improve ecosystems and help maintain plant conservation at home, work, school, or around the world.Join EWC sustainability experts in our green building located just a few blocks from the Garden.  You can visit us for hands-on activities and meet...
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