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Volunteers Mark Five Years of Educating – Composting – Recycling at Garden Events
People love Garden festivals for multi-cultural food and fun. But what about big-crowd trash? Our Zero Waste Ambassadors transform it into compost, recycling and awareness!
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden, Volunteer Updates | Tags: zero waste, volunteers, green events, recycling, composting, missouri botanical garden | View Count: (880)
Earthways Sustainability Network Helps Elementary Schools Create New Generation of Environmentalists
From January to May, the efforts of one kindergarten class helped divert 1,650 pounds of school cafeteria waste from the landfill!
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: sustainability, Earthways Center, EWC Sustainability Network, Education, Green Schools, Recycling, TREX recycling, Compost, Green Team | View Count: (1049)
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The Green Living Festival is June 2!

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The Green Living Festival is June 2!
Interested in all things green? Consider joining us Saturday, June 2 for the Green Living Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: green living, sustainable solutions, home health, recycling, summer fun, native gardens, green living festival | View Count: (703)
Volunteer with us: Become a Zero-Waste Ambassador and Change the Face of Event Waste!
Calling all volunteers! EarthWays Center is in need of Zero-Waste Ambassadors. If you’re looking for a way to make a difference, learn a bit more about our waste streams, or even simply enhance your enjoyment of Chinese Culture Days, Green Living Festival, Japanese Festival, or Best of Missouri Market, consider joining us for a training.
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| Categories: Volunteer Updates | Tags: volunteers, garden events, recycling, earthways center, zero waste ambassador | View Count: (1685)
Holiday Greening: Our Choices can be a Gift to Our Planet!
The Garden’s EarthWays Center has wrapped up these festive-info options, to help you enjoy the holidays sustainably. Check out some of our favorites:
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: holiday greening, christmas, recycle christmas tree, holiday light recycling, eco friendly holidays, waste free holiday | View Count: (2179)
Plastic Pot Recycling - Help Reduce Horticultural Waste in Landfills
Spring planting = lots of plastic pots. Every April, as your daffodils come up and your flowers go in, the Plastic Pot Recycling program opens again at garden centers around St. Louis.Plastic pots cannot go into single stream recycling! Our specialized local program helps manage some of more than 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic added to the U.S. waste stream each year. Since the Garden launched this effort in 1998, our region’s plastic pot recycling program has kept over one millio...
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: plastic pot recycling, Central Paper Stock, spring planting, horticultural pots, Garden containers, container plants | View Count: (5870)
Spring and Summer 2017 Classes - Registration Is Now Open!
Discover our great upcoming classes for spring and summer! We have over 20 classes from DIY projects to sustainable brewing for beer lovers and tea drinkers.  Come for some great adult classes on trash talk (recycling and composting) or a foodie field trip around St. Louis. Plus we have games and summer camp for kids. Registration opened February 1. Sign up early, our popular classes fill up fast!Check out this list of great classes: Home-Made Cleaners - To Go! Creating a Healthy Indo...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: DIY, tea, game night, foodies, poetry, green cleaners, composting, green burial, education, beer, photography, recycling, classes | View Count: (1825)
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