Write Outside Your Door

Check out this free writing competition co-sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden and Gateway Writing Project that authentically integrates creative writing into the science and English language curricula. Students from grades K–12 and adults have the opportunity to write about their experiences outside, with nature and as stewards of the environment. Submissions accepted now through May 11!
Learn how to participate and view past winners


Virtual Green Living Festival Resources

The Green Resources don't end here! View some of our past Virtual Green Living Festival resources.

2021 Virtual Green Living Festival
June 2 –
Energy and Efficiency

June 3 –

June 4 –
Planet and Personal Wellness

Additional Resources

2020 Virtual Green Living Festival
June 6 –
Green Living

June 9 –
Energy and Efficiency

June 11 –


Partners for Native Landscaping Talks and Recordings

The Partners for Native Landscaping have joined the St. Louis County Library for a spring 2022 seminar series all related to native plants. Discover how to best utilize native plants, and allow biodiversity to flourish right before your eyes! There are four programs left this spring. All programs are free and virtual, but advanced registration is required.
Check out past recordings and upcoming offerings


The Adventures of an Aluminum Can

Join the EarthWays Center for a virtual story-time that captures the life of an aluminum can! Help your little ones understand the recycling process, and dive into the diary of an aluminum can as it travels through its many phases. What could this aluminum can become?
Go to read-aloud video


City Nature Challenge

April 29–May 9, 2022
Connect to nature and grow in your knowledge of the wildlife that surrounds you! Improve your health and well-being in the process! Share this event with anyone who could have some fun and a productive time outdoors.
Learn how you can participate


St. Louis Earth Day Festival – back in person!

April 23–24, 2022
The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet local area non-profits that share Earth Day values, as well as showcasing local entertainment and local Green Dining Alliance restaurants. Make sure to visit the EarthWays Center booth in the Youth Corner for a cool hands-on recycling activity!
Plan your visit to the festival


EngageByCell Sustainability Tour

Take a sustainability tour to view earth-friendly features that are throughout Missouri Botanical Garden.
Take tour



Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders

July 11–15, 2022
For grades 5–8

Explore the built environment with Missouri Botanical Garden's sustainability team—The EarthWays Center. In this week-long camp, investigate sustainable building design, principles, and concepts as you create your fantasy green home. Interact with architects and other green building experts and virtually discover new sites from around the region!
Learn more


Student Innovation Challenge: Food Waste

July 16, 2022
For ages 10–18

Food waste makes up nearly 25 percent of the waste we send to landfills. What are options, from field to fridge, to change this situation? Come be part of the solution at the EarthWays Innovation Challenge: Food Waste!
Learn more

Contact the EarthWays Center

Do you want help making your home, school or workplace more energy-efficient and sustainable?

Would you like to take a tour or learn about classes and workshops?

Are you looking for a speaker or eco-friendly activity for your group?

Contact us today!

Sign up to receive our quarterly EarthWays Center e-newsletter.
Join the conversation! Follow the EarthWays Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on sustainability in the St. Louis region.
Facebook icon Follow the EarthWays Center on Twitter Follow the EarthWays Center on Instagram