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Sustainability at the Garden - Meet the Challenge!

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Demolition projects always result in large amounts of construction waste, and the Garden works to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill. In the recent demolition of the structures at the site of the new Oertli Family Hardy Plant Nursery, the Garden was able to divert 80% of the debris generated by the demolition.Trash is often filled with “raw materials” and as a result, the Garden was able to recycle over 8,400 tons of the construction material. This included 7,950 tons...
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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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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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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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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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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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Green Ball Update

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2015 Was Our Last Green Ball! Thanks to everyone who joined us or supported the Green Ball over the last six successful years. We have decided to say goodbye to the Ball and hello to new opportunities to help more people learn about what we do, as we have seen a need for that kind of outreach. We want to share our deep appreciation for our sponsors, donors, and partners, especially our host – Moonrise Hotel- and the guests who danced the night away in celebration of all things green. For m...
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