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 Spring and Summer 2018 Green Living Classes with EarthWays Center
Education is a key tool in supporting a greener future. Yet, sometimes as adults we fail to stop, pause, and engage in meaningful experiences that help us dive deeper and expand our current knowledge base. This is where EarthWays Green Living class offerings can help support you in discovery, sharing, and exploring the sustaianable lifestyle choices around our planet.
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| Categories: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: green living, education, sustainability, earthways center, adult classes | View Count: (1124)
Save The Date - 2018 Science and Sustainability Open House Weekend
On March 3 and 4, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m., two of the Garden’s rarely seen behind the scenes areas will be open to the public. Meet our scientists and learn how they collect, study, and conserve plants. You can also learn about the Garden’s community sustainability programs with the EarthWays Center staff.
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: science and sustainability, sustainable events, earthways center, plant research, family fun, environmental education | View Count: (1933)
Thinking Outside of the Box and Making a Difference - Cheers to Volunteers!
Volunteering for the EarthWays Center is more than just showing up to monitor a checklist or dig through trash. It’s how our volunteers help support the Garden’s mission and dedication to sustainability. Read on for updates on some interesting volunteer roles and how you can help!
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| Categories: Volunteer Updates | Tags: volunteer, zero waste ambassador, green events, classroom assistant, earthways center | View Count: (1639)
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2017 Sustainability Institute for Educators

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2017 Sustainability Institute for Educators
On June 20-22 an annual institute was held that allowed educators to explore sustainability in the context of their schools.
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: sustainability, schools , micds, earthways center, environmental education, educators, teacher training | View Count: (1425)
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Sunflower+ Project: STL Enters Fifth Year

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Sunflower+ Project: STL Enters Fifth Year
The Sunflower+ Project: STL is in its fifth year. We began as a winning entry in the St. Louis Land Lab Design Competition – a way to re-think vacant, urban land as an asset rather than a liability. Fruitful collaboration is a large part of what keeps us going long after our two year project was scheduled to conclude. Working with Ames VPA School and the Sweet Potato Project keeps our energy level high. Read more to learn how we turned a vacant urban lot into a productive asset to the community!
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: sweet potato project, vacant lots, urban planning, north st. louis, sustainability, earthways center, sunflower project, biodiversity, pollinators | View Count: (1721)
See you there! Green Homes Festival - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Are you looking for green living ideas?  Do you want to learn how to live more sustainably? Are you planning to build a new house? Have comfort issues and want to make improvements to where you live now? Join us for the Green Homes Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is the 16th year of our signature Garden event. The Festival is a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds who share an in...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: green homes, green homes festival, green events, sustainability, earthways center, summer events | View Count: (1752)
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Save the Date: EarthWays is Having an Open House!

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Come learn how you can benefit from what the Garden does for Community Sustainability at our first Open House since 2010! Meet the EarthWays team, learn about the 20+ programs we coordinate in the community and how together we can make choices that improve ecosystems and help maintain plant conservation at home, work, school, or around the world.Join EWC sustainability experts in our green building located just a few blocks from the Garden.  You can visit us for hands-on activities and meet...
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