2020 Marks First Virtual Green Living Festival! Celebrating Impacts

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This year participants experienced a virtual showcase of green living best practices during our Virtual Green Living Festival. Presented by Ameren Missouri, the online event celebrated the Missouri Botanical Garden’s dedication to sustainability and EarthWays Center educated the community about practical, sustainable solutions in the areas we live, learn, work, and play. 

With help from various divisions of the Garden, EarthWays developed and offered the first of the Garden’s signature events held virtually June 6, 9, and 11 - all online! The three days highlighted: Green LivingEnergy and Efficiency, and NatureScaping. Event Summary impacts included: 

  • 150+ visitors tuned in online LIVE, with more enjoying recordings in the following days 

  • 1,150+ YouTube views of all panel sessions, workshops, and exhibitor interviews 

  • 17,412 social media engagements across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn 

  • 23 virtual exhibitor booths and interviews highlighted local resources for a more sustainable lifestyle 

  • More than 40 workshops, panel sessions, family-friendly activities and resources now available online year-round 

  • 7 sponsors made the three-day virtual event possible 

Bonus: Year-round green living and sustainability resources available anytime and place! We will continue to share these resources and content to provide them to our various audiences. 

What: Local sustainability experts presented digital demonstrations on topics including recycling, environmentally-friendly transportation, energy efficient homes, solar, air quality, green farming practices, and landscaping. Participants enjoyed a mix of live panels, demonstrations, recorded tours, and Q-and-A sessions.

We are incredibly thankful to all who support this annual celebration of sustainability in our community!

These sustainability activities, resources, and videos are available at www.mobot.org/greenlivingfest

Save the date for next year’s Green Living Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Saturday, June 5, 2021. 


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