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Home Energy Score and how they can Make Your Home More Efficient!
The Home Energy Score is a rating that can provide you with valuable information about your home and can even save you money!
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: energy efficiency, saving money, utilities, sustainability at home, home performance | View Count: (933)
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Sunflower+ Project: STL Enters Fifth Year

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Sunflower+ Project: STL Enters Fifth Year
The Sunflower+ Project: STL is in its fifth year. We began as a winning entry in the St. Louis Land Lab Design Competition – a way to re-think vacant, urban land as an asset rather than a liability. Fruitful collaboration is a large part of what keeps us going long after our two year project was scheduled to conclude. Working with Ames VPA School and the Sweet Potato Project keeps our energy level high. Read more to learn how we turned a vacant urban lot into a productive asset to the community!
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: sweet potato project, vacant lots, urban planning, north st. louis, sustainability, earthways center, sunflower project, biodiversity, pollinators | View Count: (1133)
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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| Categories: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: bokashi, vermicomposting, green classes, kitchen waste, homemade cleaners, green laundry detergent, composting, green cleaners | View Count: (1288)
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Ants in the Kitchen? We Can Help!

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Ants in the Kitchen? We Can Help!
When you see little black dots marching across your kitchen wall (or windowsill, sink or floor), reach for the magnifying glass, not the can of bug spray.Ants come inside our houses when their colonies wake up in spring. As they clean out winter flotsam from their home, they seek the nearest source of water and food, inside the structure they inhabit (house walls) – and usually, if not intentionally, provided by us. The tiny “sugar ants” we meet as weather warms may nest in wal...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: ants, bug spray, green pest products, carpenter ants, sugar ants, borax, natural pesticides, spices that detract bugs | View Count: (2475)
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: (4931)
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EarthWays Sustainability Network

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EarthWays Sustainability Network
Children understand sustainability as a natural part of the preservation of our planet. All it takes is a little nudge from their teachers, and they enthusiastically embrace sustainability practices in their schools. This year, EarthWays Sustainability Network (ESN) was launched to develop a network of educators who could teach their students about waste, waste reduction, and recycling. ESN teachers train with EarthWays Center staff for one year - learning about solid waste issues, discover...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: St. Louis County Department of Public Health, Sustainable Education, Earthways Sustainability Network, Schol Programs, Waste Audits, Teacher Training, Green Team | View Count: (1040)
2017 Give STL Day - Join Us for the Celebration on May 11!
What can you do in a day to improve your community? People striving for a sustainable lifestyle “live” that question every day. The answer: you can engage in composting food waste, recycling or repurposing items, planting gardens with native plants, conserving energy and water, using alternative transportation – so many things that help preserve our ecosystem so that plants and people can thrive. But, where can you find the support to meet your green living goals? That’s ...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: Give STL Day, waste free picnic, nonprofits | View Count: (1163)
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