2020 Virtual Green Living Festival Schedule of Events

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Ameren Missouri

Day 1 | Saturday, June 6 | Focus on Green Living

Link to June 6 event LIVE EVENTS
Join us at the times listed below.

Noon–1 p.m.
Food Waste: Issues and Actions
Enjoy an interactive conversation with experts working towards sustainability!
Featuring the following panelists:

  • Rachel Greathouse | St. Louis Composting
  • Rae Miller | Missouri Coalition for the Environment
  • Gena Jain | OneSTL/East-West Gateway
  • Margaret Lilly | St. Louis County Department of Public Health

2–2:30 p.m.
Free All-Levels Yoga Class by local nonprofit organization Yoga Buzz

FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

Join us for a Zero Waste Craft session with Perennial!

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
 
  • Write Outside Your Door Style Challenge
  • Tales and Trails
  • Story Time with Missouri Botanical Garden
Green Living Exhibitors
 
  • American Lung Association – Health Promotion: lung health education
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum: green burial and flameless cremation
  • Clean Air Partnership an Initiative of the American Lung Association: clean air education campaign
  • Great Rivers Greenway: network of greenways in the St. Louis region
  • Known & Grown STL: vetting and promoting environmentally responsible farmers
  • Manna Pro City Yolks: suburban/urban backyard chickens
  • Metro Transit : public transportation agency
  • Midwest Recycling Center: R2 certified electronics recycling, data destruction, and ITAD services
  • St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District / Saint Louis City Recycles: regional recycling campaign and city of St. Louis education and outreach program

 

 
Day 2 | Tuesday, June 9 | Focus on Energy and Efficiency

Link to June 9 event LIVE EVENTS
Join us at the times listed below.

Noon–1 p.m.
Let’s Talk about Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes!
Featuring the following panelists:

  • Shelly Harmon, Ameren Missouri | Electric utility perspective
  • Belmin Salihovic, Spire | Gas utility perspective
  • Marc Bluestone, SmartHouse Heating & Cooling | Contractor perspective
  • Jim Jordan | Homeowner perspective

4–5 p.m.
Grow Solar St. Louis Power Hour Presentation | Learn the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property and how the Grow Solar St. Louis program works

5:30–7 p.m.
USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter Green Building Showcase | Explore the designs and sustainable attributes of three projects underway in the St. Louis area: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Jack C. Taylor Visitors Center, Forest Park Forever Nature Playscape and the Forest Park Waterways project.

FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS
 
  • Creating Healthy Homes: with Kevin Kennedy of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City
  • Dogtown "Passive House": Checking in with homeowner Dan Berg—after 8 years how's Green Living going?

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
 
  • Solar Energy into Solar Ovens
  • Perform a Home Energy Audit
Energy and Efficiency Exhibitors
 
  • Ameren Missouri: residential energy efficiency programs
  • Grow Solar St. Louis: residential solar group buy program
  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: residential energy efficiency
  • Metro Lighting: energy efficient lighting and controls
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources: residential energy efficiency
  • SmartHouse Heating & Cooling: heating, cooling, home performance
  • Spire: natural gas utility
  • StraightUp Solar: solar energy installer
  • USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter: green building education and outreach
 
Day 3 | Thursday, June 11 | Focus on Naturescaping

Link to June 11 eventLIVE EVENTS
Join us at the times listed below.

Noon–1 p.m.
Homegrown National Park: Growing Healthy Habitat in our Neighborhoods
Featuring the following panelists:

  • Michael Wohlstadter | Southampton Neighborhood Association
  • Rachel Witt, Angie Weber | South Grand Community Improvement District
  • Yvonne Steingruby | Webster Groves Parks Department
FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS
 
  • Naturescaping Leadership in St. Louis with Doug Tallamy
  • Quiet Village Landscaping Guided Tour: Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Rainscaping Project

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
 
  • Invasive Species? Native Species? What – Why – Which
  • iNaturalist Training for Your Family
NATURESCAPING Exhibitors
 
  • Forrest Keeling Nursery: grower of native plants
  • MSD Project Clear: stormwater and wastewater utility
  • St. Louis Community College – Horticulture: horticulture education: associate degree, certificate
  • St. Louis Composting and Total Organics Recycling: STA certified compost, natural and colored mulch, and premium soil blends
  • Quiet Village Landscaping: landscape design build

Link to Green Living Festival homepage

 

Link to June 6 event

link to June 9 event

Link to June 11 event

 

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