Virtual Earth Day

Live Earth Day Presentations

EarthWays Center staff members provided their expertise for earthday365's Virtual 2020 St. Louis Earth Day! Direct links to presentations are below as well as additional Resources and Actions to truly expand you and your families Earth Day celebration year-round. 

Composting in Your Home with Worms, Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m.

Earth Day as a Catalyst - 50 Years and Forward, Sunday, April 19 at 11 a.m.

Ask the Planet Doctor, Wednesday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

Grow Solar, Wednesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Resources

Worm Compost at Home

EarthWays Center Education Coordinator, Maggie McCoy, presents live about vermicomposting (composting with worms) on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. If you are interested in composting in your home with worms, our guide to setting up your system can be downloaded below.

Vermicompost Guide

Green Resource Answer Service

Whatever your question, the Garden's sustainable-living experts are at your service! We can help you:

  • find green products and services
  • evaluate green claims
  • plan your green home or lifestyle project

Learn more

Discover+ Share

We've gathered some great selections from the Garden's blog. 

Educate.Today Videos 

Recycle Responsibly 

What Should and Shouldn’t Go in My Recycling Bin

What's the Harm Of Putting Something in My Recycling Bin That Shouldn't Be There?

Using Reusable Items to Reduce Pollution

Recycling Plastic into Other Products 

Ecological Pest Control

Identifying Female from Male Mosquitos

Ways to Control Mosquitos

Effectiveness of Mosquito Repellants

Do All Mosquitos Spread Diseases to Humans?

Water Quality

What Is a Watershed?

How Does Stormwater Runoff Pollution Affect the Environment?

Rainscaping: A Solution to Damaging Stormwater Runoff 

Environmental You-Can-Do

Saving Energy and Helping the Environment 

Repurpose Your Waste and Help the Environment 

 

 

 

Actions

Write Outside Your Door

There is a great way to explore nature by going "Write Outside Your Door"! This writing contest by the Gateway Writing Project and the Missouri Botanical Garden encourages Kindergartners through adults to write about their experiences outside, with nature, and as stewards of the environment. Submissions are due by May 10 so get outside and start writing!

Find more information and submit here!                                                        

Camp EarthWays

Send your budding architect or sustainability enthusiast to Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders! This one week camp at the Missouri Botanical Garden gives middle school campers a chance to learn about green buildings, then design and build their own green home. Campers will have guest speakers who are experts in sustainability or design and will take field trips around St. Louis to learn more about how to incorporate sustainability features into their home design. At the end of the week, campers will have an open house where family can see all the model homes.

You can find more information, learn about scholarships, and register at mobot.org/campearthways. Send questions to Maggie McCoy at mmccoy@mobot.org.

Honeysuckle Removal

Invasive bush honeysuckle is a serious threat. 

Learn the orgin of this honeysuckle species, why it's a threat, and how you can properly remove it!

Bush Honeysuckle Removal Video

BioDiverseCity St. Louis

"A Community Initiative to Promote, Protect and Plan for Biodiversity Throughout the Greater St. Louis Region"

Grow Solar

This Earth Day, Grow Solar St. Louis will launch the second year of its group-buy solar energy program. The program launched last year, offers the opportunity to learn more about solar energy and to access more affordable pricing on solar installations during 2020.

Start by attending a virtual Solar Power Hour. Our free virtual information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar St. Louis program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, StraightUp Solar.

The free Solar Power Hour presentation schedule is as follows:

  • 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at earthday365’s Virtual Earth Day Festival
  • 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6
  • 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 14
  • Noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21

Sign up, register for a webinar, and learn more here!

City Nature Challenge

Don't let the quarantine get you down! Participate in the St. Louis City Nature Challenge! Share this event with any who who could use some fun and productive time outdoors!

1. Download the iNaturalist app to your phone or tablet.

2. Click "going" on the 2020 City Nature Challenge 2020 Facebook event.

3. Get out April 24-27 and make observations of living things in your neighborhood! It's that easy! We are looking forward to seeing what is happening all across the St. Louis Metro area.

2020 City Nature Challenge Event

Exploring Nature In and Around Your Home for the City Nature Challenge

Challenge Resource Page

 

Contact the EarthWays Center

Do you want help making your home, school or workplace more energy-efficient and sustainable?

Would you like to take a tour or learn about classes and workshops?

Are you looking for a speaker or eco-friendly activity for your group?

Contact us today!