The Garden’s EarthWays Center team works in active partnerships with state, local and regional agencies to advance training and job recruitment in “Green Collar Job” areas including ecological landscaping, energy efficiency and renewable energy work, and more. As a core curriculum for these efforts, we support use of Roots of Success, an environmental literacy and Green Jobs training curriculum recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Missouri Gateway Green Building Council

Missouri Gateway Green Building Council logoIn January 2001, the Garden’s EarthWays Center helped launch a local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. That entity is now Missouri Gateway Green Building Council. Our shared work advances the Garden’s mission to protect plants by promoting life style choices that reduce human environmental impacts. Missouri Gateway Green Building Council strives to integrate sustainable design, construction and operating practices throughout the region’s building stock. The chapter now has over 600 members representing all elements of the building industry. Chapter headquarters and staff are housed within the Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education. Learn more