The mission of the St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium (STL-HESC) is "to connect the strengths, resources, and knowledge of the St. Louis area universities and colleges, to advance collective sustainability initiatives that cultivate innovation, eliminate non-productive competition, and create a network which is more than the sum of its parts.
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The Consortium is run by campus sustainability champions at higher ed institutions throughout the St. Louis area with support from a second tier of agencies, businesses and nonprofits. Big plans these days for STL-HESC include forging stronger connections with "Tier II" agencies and businesses and partnering more closely with the St Louis Regional Chamber, as well as continuing initiatives with the online course directories, green living guide and other competitions.
STL-HESC holds quarterly General Assembly meetings and Steering Committee meetings, and bi-monthly Coffee Talks. Quarterly meetings have been decided upon for this school year based on current projects and initiatives with the intent of staying relevant and supporting the work already being done on our local campuses, so come join us at one—chances are, you'll find we've been talking about and tackling some of the same sustainability issues you're working on at your school!