Sustainable Living at Home

EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden can help you make your home comfortable, healthy, resource-efficient and economical to maintain! Learn how to:

Every effort to green our homes helps take care of the home we share with plants and all other living things: our Earth.


Combustion analyzerENERGY EFFICIENCY

St. Louis County SAVES™

a low-interest rate financing program for home owners in St. Louis County

St. Louis Area Home Performance

Resources to save energy and money in your current home, supported by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Resources to save energy and money in your current home, supported by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

CoolSavers which brings up to $720 in rebate opportunities to your project. Integrate this and other programs into your Energy Efficiency project.

Video checklist of DIY ways to stop the leaks in your house—and your budget!

RainScaping GraphicWATER QUALITY

RainScaping Guide

Learn how to incorporate sustainable landscaping that reduces stormwater runoff and improves local water quality

Staff gathering plastic potsWASTE REDUCTION & HEALTH

Plastic Pot Recycling

Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills

Detox Your Domicile

What's lurking under your sink? Learn how to "take out the toxics" and live healthier with tips from this video presentation

Living Green Life video screenshotGREEN LEARNING

Green Homes & Great Health

A wealth of green and health resources in one fun fall family event

Adult Classes in Green Living

Learn how to green your home and your life with a wide variety of class topics

EarthWays Tips for Living the Green Life

View seven short videos packed with good green ideas, from solar power to sustainability defined, with lots more in between


Everyday Green Homes Resources

For your daily habits to major home improvement projects—and whether you DIY or work with a contractor—these favorite EarthWays Center resources can help you green your home, save money and live healthier.

Still have some Green questions?  Contact the Garden's Green Resources Answer Service. Let us help you make the most sustainable decisions for your home, your health, your budget—and the planet!

Everyday Green Quick Links

Ventilation demo

St. Louis County SAVES™
Low-interest loans for energy-saving comfort upgrades to St. Louis County homes

Plastic Pot Recycling—Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills

Green Resources Answer Service
Call or email with questions related to green products, services, and claims

Growing Green St. Louis—Listen to the Garden's weekly radio show hosted by our Green Resources Manager, Jean Ponzi, on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. on The Big 550 KTRS

Volunteer for the EarthWays Center
A great way to get introduced to the “green scene” here in St. Louis

Special Events—At the Garden and events presented by our partners