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News Rewind: Fall 2016

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EarthWays Center People & Programs in the MediaOngoing:Listen up: Growing Green St. Louis — Jean Ponzi hosts this engaging radio talk show focused on regional "green" endeavors with a changing line up of guests. Airing Saturdays 3-4 pm on the Big 550 KTRS-AM.Listen up: Jean Ponzi presents “Green Views You Can Use” in her Earthworms Podcasts, available at Earthworms.kdhXtra.org or through iTunes – and catch Earthworms Segments throughout the broadcast we...
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Thanks to Our Volunteers

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Our volunteers play a key role in the success of EarthWays. From providing education to helping keep Garden events "waste free," our volunteers make it all happen. Through spring and summer events, our "Zero-Waste Ambassadors" helped thousands of visitors to the Garden sort their own waste into recycling, composting and landfill at our "RCL" tents. EarthWays staff and Garden visitors all appreciate the efforts of our volunteers and the hours spent helping everyone live more sustainable lives. Ea...
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Terracycling

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TerraCycle Recycles...Almost Everything!Have you ever wondered what to do with an energy bar wrapper or drink pouch after the last bite and sip? TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company, started considering options to keep hard-to-recycle waste out of the landfill in 2001. They offer a wide range of free programs funded by conscientious companies and provide recycling solutions for almost every form of waste from hand warmers to toothbrushes to cigarettes! St. Louis is participating in the ci...
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Behind the Brew: Classes for Beer Lovers

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Learn about sustainable beer brewing at Urban Chestnut, one of the leading LEED and sustainable brewing companies in the St. Louis region. Co-founder Florian Kuplent will take you on a tour into the history of brewing of German beers from hops to the brewing process. Register for classes separately. Must be 21 and older to register.Behind the Brew: Hops and Brewing Tuesday, November 1, 2016 7-8:30 p.m.Urban Chestnut Brewing, 4465 Manchester Ave., St. LouisCost: $20 members, $25 nonmembersBehind...
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Homemade Cleaners to Go!

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Homemade Cleaners to Go! Join us in making cleaning products you can make at home –save money, use less hazardous materials, and know the ingredients. Great for all, especially those wanting to remove certain products from their homes and anyone with sensitive skin, allergies, or health needs. You’ll go home with two products: liquid laundry detergent and all-purpose spray cleaner. Wednesday, January 18, 20176:30-8:30 p.m.Missouri Botanical Garden Education Plant Lab...
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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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