Basics of Home Weatherization
Learn how energy flows through a house and how that affects your home. Compare the difference between air sealing and insulation and between saving energy and overall comfort.
—Anthony Johnson, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Compost: Be a Soil Builder not a Soil Spoiler
Keep food waste out of landfills, conserve resources and build our local economy by composting food waste. Learn about the region's municipal composting operations and how they differ from residential backyard composting. Learn how to make food more healthy through composting.
—Bob Henkel, St. Louis Earth Day
Designing Your Home and Eco-Interiors
A discussion of eco-friendly products and services that are available to create a beautiful interior and healthy indoor air quality for you and your family. Presentation will also cover the connections between green living and Universal Design.
—Diane Rosen, Diane Rosen Interiors LLC
Easy & Efficient Ways to Green Your Home
From low cost projects to replacing your entire heating and cooling system, this presentation covers all the bases to show you how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your carbon footprint.
—Nick Frisella, Metro Lighting
Eco-Friendly Furniture Finishes
Learn about paints, stains, and waxes you can cook up at home from natural ingredients. Try your hand with the paints and stains as you transform scrap wood into a spot for keys, necklaces, and more!
—Jenny Murphy, Perennial
The Green Dream Home Project
Kick start your plan for your very own green dream home—be it sprucing up an existing home or building a new one. Whatever your next stop, we'll help you identify your must-haves, nice-to-haves, and the rest to start the conversation with your builder or remodeler.
—Marla Esser, The Green Home Coach
A House in a House: A Green Rehab Case Study
Learn how to make your energy needs smaller and utilize green energy solutions. A condemned 1884 three story Victorian was turned into a super insulated home with no furnace or hot water heater that requires less energy than a small apartment.
—Mike Gerard, Homeowner
Keeping Chickens – You Can Do It!
Learn the basics behind keeping chickens, including tips and ideas for incorporating them into your healthy lifestyle. Hear ideas and guidance on breeds, coops, illnesses, feed, and nutrition.
—Kory Hart, Farwig Farm (Union, Missouri)
Moving Transit Forward
Leave your car in the garage and try a new way to travel. An overview of transit services provided by Metro, including new developments and technologies and fun facts.
—Matthew Fernandes, Metro
A simple overview of how native plants can be used in nearly any space to create attractive, interesting and functional replicas of natural habitats that benefit animals, the community, and the landowner.
—Mitch Leachman, St. Louis Audubon Society
Now You're Cooking with Gas: Healthy Grilling with Your Natural Gas Grill
Join Chef Myrtie Reilly for a healthy grilling demonstration—with samples!
—Myrtie Reilly, Claverach Farms
Perilous Potions:Safer Choices and Proper Disposal of Household Cleaners
Hazardous household chemicals—hiding under your sink, skulking in your basement, or lurking out in the garage. Learn about the do’s and don’ts of what to put in your trash and pick up some tips on greener alternatives to those perilous potions. The first 20 participants will take home a bottle of homemade cleaner (one per family).
—Margaret Lilly & Mike Viles, Saint Louis County Department of Public Health & Regional Saint Louis Household Hazardous Waste Program
Solar Is Power to the People
Learn about solar energy for your home and hear lessons learned from more than 500 solar installations throughout the region, including how to budget for a home solar energy system.
—Emma Gilmore, StraightUp Solar
Turning Bush Honeysuckle Into Tables
Bush honeysuckle is everywhere! This plant is seriously invasive, but its sturdy wood grows in interesting shapes. Table-making transforms this problem into a resource. How else could we use it?
—Dale Dufer, Think About Tables
What to Expect from an Energy Audit
Do you want to improve the energy efficiency or comfort of your home? An energy audit is a great starting point. The energy audit process consists of testing and investigation and results in a set of actionable solutions.
—Marc Bluestone, SmartHouse
The World of Worms
Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to learn about vermicomposting at this fun and family-friendly demonstration.
—Jim Biggs, EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden