This event takes place Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saint Louis Art Museum (One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110).

Entrance to the Green Living Festival is included with regular entry to the Saint Louis Art Museum where general admission is FREE.
Directions and parking


Workshops (sponsored by Spire)

Located in the Education Center.
Advanced registration encouraged.

11 a.m.   art museum A Path to Success: Green Buildings and Green Dining
Maria Kveton, Saint Louis Art Museum
The Saint Louis Art Museum’s Gold-LEED certified East Building celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Learn more about the building’s green design features and the LEED checklist that generated the building’s Gold-LEED certification. Panorama restaurant, located in the East Building, recently received a 5-star certification rating from the Green Dining Alliance (GDA). Walk through the steps taken to achieve this certification process and learn more about the GDA’s mission.
Noon   slippersEnergy Efficiency: Bringing Comfort and Health Home
Richard Reilly, Missouri Botanical Garden
Learn how energy audits can help improve comfort, indoor air quality, and save money in the process by showing you where smart investments can be found.
1 p.m.   landfillGarbology 101
Maggie McCoy, Missouri Botanical Garden
Where is away? What is compost? What happens at a MRF? Ever ask yourself these questions? Interested in learning more about waste? How can we help the environment by always practicing our 3Rs? Get a basic understanding of waste—including an overview of landfills, recycling centers, and composting operations.


Guided Walking Tours (sponsored by Spire)


11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.   Stone Sea sculpturesStone Sea Guided Experience
Gain new perspectives on Andy Goldsworthy’s Stone Sea by walking through this large-scale outdoor sculpture during a 20-minute guided tour. This experience involves walking on uneven surfaces and is weather dependent. Tickets for this experience have been provided by Missouri Botanical Garden as part of the Green Living Festival pop-up event.
Meet at the Ask Me Docent Station in Sculpture Hall to be escorted down to the café/concourse to access the Stone Sea gallery. Eight-person max per tour.
Drop-in, first come, first served. No pre-registration requested.
2 p.m.   native plantsTour of Art Hill Gardens
Danielle Owens, Forest Park Forever Horticulturist
Join Danielle as she discusses the flower beds on each side of the Apotheosis of Saint Louis statue at the top of Art Hill, and the plants curated in them.
Meet to the west of the Information Center in the Sculpture Hall. Look for the sign. Tour is approximately 45 minutes. 


Family-Friendly Activities

Located in Sculpture Hall

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Craft supplies“Inspired by Nature” Scavenger Hunt and Painting Nature Take-and-Make Art Activity Kits
Explore the galleries with a nature-themed scavenger hunt and take home a Painting Nature take-and-make art activity kit, available while supplies last.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Person's hands cutting paperUpcycled Envelopes Craft
Can you reuse materials from around your home to make something new? Let’s make unique, colorful envelopes out of old calendar sheets!
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Question marksDocent Ask Me Station
Engage with the Saint Louis Art Museum docents to learn more about Andy Goldsworthy’s commissioned work of art, Stone Sea. Goldsworthy drew inspiration from St. Louis geology and the city's underlying bedrock of limestone, formed in prehistoric times when the Midwest was covered by water. Using limestone from a local quarry, Goldsworthy constructed 25 unique arches employing ancient Roman dry-stone engineering.


Exhibitors and Vendors

  • Ameren Missouri: energy efficiency programs
  • Davey Tree Expert Co.: plant health care, fertilization of trees and shrubs, tree work landscape
  • EFS Energy: solar energy design and installation
  • Forest ReLeaf of Missouri: free trees for public plantings
  • Great Rivers Greenway: paved trails connecting communities
  • Missouri Department of Conservation: community and private land conservation assistance and access to nature
  • Missouri Gateway Green Building Council: green building education and outreach
  • Spire: residential high efficiency natural gas rebates
  • The Sustainable Backyard Tour: creators of the Sustainable Backyard Tour

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