GiveSTL Day

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Join hundreds of organizations and thousands of donors across St. Louis for a 24-hour day of online giving! Funds raised by the Missouri Botanical Garden on Give STL Day support the EarthWays Center, the Garden division focused on sustainability in our community. 

Give to the Garden on Give STL Day!

Help EarthWays Center reach even more schools, students, and teachers with vital sustainability education, resources, and experiences in underserved St. Louis communities!

The Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 is having an impact on organizations across our community, and the Garden is no exception. While our grounds are closed to visitors, our work continues with a skeleton crew focused on caring for our living collections—including thousands of rare and endangered plant species. Garden scientists working in more than 30 countries cannot travel to study plants in the wild. Students, volunteers, and interns no longer have access to valuable resources and cannot provide “hands on” support of our mission.

EarthWays staff are shifting from spending 95% of their time out in the region to remote methods for responding to community sustainability needs.

We need your help more than ever before to sustain our programs in St. Louis and around the world.

Make Your Gift Go Further!

Maximize your gift on Give STL Day!

You can increase the impact of your Give STL Day gift in many ways. The first $1,950 will be matched by our generous matching gift partners Garrett Paper, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, and Office Essentials.

Consider donating during a Prize Hour!

Put the Garden in the running for an extra $1,000 cash prize!

  • Most dollars raised in an hour: 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. | 11 a.m. to noon | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Most unique donors in an hour: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. | 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. | 11 p.m. to midnight

Make a gift on a Power Hour!

Power Hours have $20,000 waiting each hour to divide between all the organizations receiving donations that hour. Power up your gift!

  • Power Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | noon to 1 p.m. | 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The EarthWays Center of the Garden is devoted to an increasingly vital goal: conservation of energy and other natural resources for the future and meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Every day, we work to help even more people across St. Louis recycle, be more energy efficient, and increase biodiversity in your own backyards. As the Garden's sustainability division, we want everyone to understand the links between our behavior and the health of our living Earth.

Learn more about the EarthWays Center

Sunflower+ Project: StL

For Give STL Day 2019, EarthWays focused on sunflowers!

The Sunflower+ Project: StL is a winner of the St. Louis Sustainable Land Lab Design Competition. For more than five years, the team has planted sunflowers on vacant, urban land. The project combines the power of plants and sustainability with biodiversity, pollinator awareness, and community.

Thanks to our matching gift donors!

Garrett Paper Inc.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Office Essentials

Republic Services

SWT Design

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Keep in Touch

Follow the Garden and EarthWays Center on Facebook and Twitter for Give STL Day and beyond!

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What Can We Do in a Day?

Here's what the EarthWays Center can accomplish with your gift:

$15 - provides supplies for a "Young Green Builder" camper

$25 - creates a demo kit for an EnviroScape stormwater model

$50 - creates a class library of recycling and compost books

$100 - supports a "Green is Here for Good" sustainability field trip for a class

$200 - covers transportation costs for a class to visit a recycling center or landfill

$1,000 - provides waste and recycling support to four educators in the St. Louis area

Give STL Day Happy Hour

Join us at Urban Chestnut on Give STL Day to celebrate sustainability!

May 1, 2019 | 4–7 p.m.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
in The Grove
4465 Manchester Ave. | St. Louis, MO 63110

Check out the Facebook event for details

Green Living Festival

Hosted by EarthWays Center, the Green Living Festival helps individuals explore the links between sustainability and a healthy environment. Our experts will offer tips to make your lifestyle, workplace, community, and residence greener.

Learn more