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Ants in the Kitchen? We Can Help!

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Ants in the Kitchen? We Can Help!
When you see little black dots marching across your kitchen wall (or windowsill, sink or floor), reach for the magnifying glass, not the can of bug spray.Ants come inside our houses when their colonies wake up in spring. As they clean out winter flotsam from their home, they seek the nearest source of water and food, inside the structure they inhabit (house walls) – and usually, if not intentionally, provided by us. The tiny “sugar ants” we meet as weather warms may nest in wal...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: ants, bug spray, green pest products, carpenter ants, sugar ants, borax, natural pesticides, spices that detract bugs | View Count: (3712)
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EarthWays Sustainability Network

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EarthWays Sustainability Network
Children understand sustainability as a natural part of the preservation of our planet. All it takes is a little nudge from their teachers, and they enthusiastically embrace sustainability practices in their schools. This year, EarthWays Sustainability Network (ESN) was launched to develop a network of educators who could teach their students about waste, waste reduction, and recycling. ESN teachers train with EarthWays Center staff for one year - learning about solid waste issues, discover...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: St. Louis County Department of Public Health, Sustainable Education, Earthways Sustainability Network, Schol Programs, Waste Audits, Teacher Training, Green Team | View Count: (2015)
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Investigating Energy at Pattonville Schools

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Investigating Energy at Pattonville Schools
Students in the Pattonville School District are becoming “energy investigators” with the help of EarthWays Centers education team. As part of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, Pattonville invited EarthWays staff to work with students to develop a comprehensive curriculum that includes mapping out an energy lesson plan and teaching the students about energy: where it comes from, how it fits into our everyday lives, and how it impacts the environment. St...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: Pattonville, STEM, energy curriculum, alternative energy, energy, energy education, kat golden, sustainability schools, simon warren | View Count: (2602)
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Mentors Help Schools Go Green

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Mentors Help Schools Go Green
EarthWays Center staffers serve as program mentors for schools participating in the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s 2016-17 Green Schools Quest. This is a challenge based opportunity for schools to implement low to no-cost sustainable solutions at their school. Children of all ages jump into the “greening” projects with our staff.  Elementary school students at Christ Community Lutheran School worked with Kat Golden, Sustainability Education Manager,...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: elementary school programs, waste audit, school green team, Earthways staff, USGBC , school sustainability, Green Schools Quest | View Count: (2139)
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Welcome to the team, Simon!

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Welcome to the team, Simon!
Look for a new face at EarthWays: We recently welcomed Simon Warren as our new Education and Volunteer Coordinator. Simon brings great experience to our team: He helped to prepare the City of New Orleans’ greenhouse gas inventory and worked with biogas projects in Yunnan province in the People’s Republic of China; conducted research to identify risks to the use and supply of metals, and was an 8th grade science teacher and science content facilitator in Memphis, Tennessee. A native N...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: Simon Warren, education, volunteer, EWC Staff | View Count: (1966)
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Illinois Home Performance Certificate of Completion

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Illinois Home Performance Certificate of Completion
For our friends on the Illinois side of the river: check out the Illinois Home Performance Certificate of Completion and get your Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Project certified. This will have advantages should you need to sell your home and it will provide you with the knowledge that your home improvements have significantly improved you home’s energy efficiency performance. Click here to learn how to earn a Silver or Gold Certificate of Completion.The contractors working in this pro...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: Illinois, home performance, energy star, energy | View Count: (2061)
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Congratulations, Kat!

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Congratulations, Kat!
EarthWays is pleased to introduce our new Sustainability Education Manager, Kat Golden. Kat joined the EarthWays Center team in 2012, and has worked with many educators, students, and community partners as our Education and Volunteer Coordinator for the last four years. Please join us in congratulating her new role. Kat can be reached at (314) 577-0207 or katherine.golden@mobot.org for any sustainability education programming needs.
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