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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: (2554)
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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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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: (2460)
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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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Students Conduct Waste Audits

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Students got “hands on” experience doing waste audits at their schools this fall. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders collected school trash for a day and EarthWays staff helped them sort it into recycling, compost and landfill trash. The schools will use the results of the waste audits to establish a Green Team and learn about waste reduction through special projects and classroom activities.  Halls Ferry Elementary, Griffith School, St. Francis of Assisi and Gotsch Elementary are ...
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This one invasive plant is taking over everything in our yards, along roads and streams, and in our parks. Bush Honeysuckle has no natural competitors – but you can help eradicate this pernicious plant. Spring and fall are especially good times to remove honeysuckle, so join volunteers from 20+ local groups for The Honeysuckle Sweep for Healthy Habitat - October 29 through November 6. Learn more and sign up. For more information on honeysuckle eradication, contact 'green Jean' Ponzi at (31...
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Winter Preparedness Can Save You Money

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The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program is a holistic approach to residential energy efficiency, indoor comfort, and health. Look for utility rebates for energy efficient upgrades in your home as you get ready for winter. You can lower first time costs while saving energy and money and increasing comfort in your home. Laclede Gas has rebate and financing options and Ameren Missouri has rebates as well.  For more information on how Missouri/Illinois St. Louis Regional Home Performance ...
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