2020 Virtual Green Living Festival - June 6 Focus on Green Living
Welcome

Welcome to Day 1 of the Virtual Green Living Festival! Join us at the times listed below for Live Events and anytime throughout the day for workshops, family-friendly activities, Green Living exhibitors, plus many other resources. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Ameren Missouri.

Plan to join us again on Day 2 | Tuesday, June 9 | Focus on Energy and Efficiency.

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Live Events

Join us at the times listed below.

View recorded event on YouTube Noon–1 p.m.
Food Waste: Issues and Actions

Enjoy an interactive conversation with experts working towards sustainability!

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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

Advanced registration encouraged or join us at noon on June 6.


Join via website
  Watch via Facebook
2–2:30 p.m.
Free All-Levels Yoga Class
by local nonprofit organization Yoga Buzz
Click on the "View Terms of Class" button to see full details prior to watching the class.

Special Thanks: Yoga Buzz

 
Festival Workshops

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Upcycled Garden Markers
Join Perennial to learn how to create a custom set of upcycled garden markers using old aluminum cans and wire hangers! We'll demonstrate several techniques of embossing and stamping your labels, as well as a few different options for making a stake. Most of the materials for this project will be items you already have in your home!

Materials:
  • old aluminum can
  • wire hangers or twine
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • ink pen without ink
  • ruler
  • boxcutter
  • scrap paper
  • pliers and snips
  • set of metal stamps (optional)
  • hammer
  • Sharpie marker
  • flat surface to work on

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire

 
Family-friendly Activities

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  • Write Outside Your Door is a writing contest inviting students from grades K–12 and adults to write about their experiences outside, with nature, and as stewards of the environment.
    Suggested for ages 6–18 years old
    See this year's winning entries!

  • Looking All Around: Neighborhood Walk and Mapping
    a Write Outside Your Door Style Challenge
    Get started with your own family writing challenge with this fun writing activity. Mapping is a strategy for all ages, to inspire writing with your family. "Sketching out maps brings stories to light that we all want to tell and share. Plus, St. Louis neighborhoods are worth exploring!"

  • Tales and Trails
    This unique summer reading program pairs reading with outdoor adventures. What better way to stay active and keep your brain energized than taking your book for a hike, a walk to the park, or right outside to your own backyard. You can win a prize pack!
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  • Garden Story TimeStory Time with Missouri Botanical Garden
    Join us for virtual Story Time! Choose from a growing number of books about nature, each narrated by a Garden staff member.
 
Green Living Exhibitors

Go to complete exhibitor listings including contact information and interviews!


American Lung Association – Health Promotion
Lung Health Education

Learn more

  conference The American Lung Association (ALA) is a national organization with local chapters throughout the United States. We are a public health leader and trusted lung health champion, dedicated to improving the lung health status of St. Louis residents.

Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum
Green Burial and Flameless Cremation

Learn more

  Flowers in graveDid you know there is no state law requiring the use of a casket or coffin for burial? Every cemetery has its own specific requirements for burial. Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum does not require traditional coffins or outer burial containers–often called vaults–which surround the casket for green burials.

Clean Air Partnership an Initiative of the American Lung Association
Clean Air Education Campaign

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  Clear skySince the Clean Air Partnership launched in 1995, its focus has been to increase awareness of regional air quality issues and to encourage activities to reduce air pollution emissions. Operating as a public-private partnership, the Clean Air Partnership is comprised of area businesses, organizations, schools, hospitals and government agencies which all work in various ways to reduce air pollution, especially as it relates to emissions from transportation.

Great Rivers Greenway
Connecting the Region with a Network of Greenways

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  RunnersGreat Rivers Greenway is the public agency connecting the St. Louis region with greenways, with 125 miles (and counting!) built so far. St. Louisans decided to leave a legacy for future generations by investing in and connecting together some of our region’s best assets with a network of greenways, making it a more vibrant place to live, work and play.

Known & Grown STL
Sustainable Food Choices

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  TomatoesKnown & Grown STL is a nonprofit program of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment that vets, promotes, and supports environmentally-responsible farmers within 150 miles of St. Louis. Our farmers don’t use synthetic chemicals on their crops, they raise their animals on pasture, and they are good stewards of our environment.

Manna Pro City Yolks
Suburban/Urban Backyard Chicken Resources

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  ChickensWelcome to City Yolks! If you’re curious or crazy about raising backyard chickens, you’ve found your home. This city loving, chicken raising community is managed by the Manna Pro Poultry team, and we’re thrilled you found our flock!

Metro Transit
St. Louis Regions's Public Transportation Agency

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  BusMetro Transit is proud to serve the St. Louis region by providing clean, convenient and efficient public transportation. The Metro system includes MetroLink, MetroBus and Call-A-Ride paratransit service. We like playing an important role in making our part of the world more sustainable. 

Midwest Recycling Center
R2 Certified Electronics Recycling, Data Destruction, and ITAD Services

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  TrucksMRC Recycling provides to its clients electronics recycling services, Information Technology Asset Disposition, Medical and Lab Asset Disposition, and Data Destruction Services, with the goal of properly diverting electronic waste from the landfill while offering convenient solutions to the ongoing issues of identity theft and environmental liability.

St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
Regional Recycling Campaign

Saint Louis City Recycles
City of St. Louis Education and Outreach Program

Learn more

  Distributing recycle binsThe St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) is dedicated to increasing recycling and reducing waste as one of 20 districts across the state created to assist the public, private, individual and non-profit sectors in achieving these goals. Saint Louis City Recycles is the City of St. Louis’ recycling education and outreach program.

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Resources

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Camp EarthWays

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Calling all campers—join EarthWays Center online this summer for our Young Green Builders virtual camp! Campers explore sustainable home design as they create a fantasy green home from the inside out, interact with green building professionals and become friends with peers interested in sustainability. Learn more at mobot.org/campearthways.

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