EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden can help you make your home comfortable, healthy, resource-efficient and economical to maintain!

Every effort to green our homes helps take care of the home we share with plants and all other living things: our Earth.

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Spire Energy Efficiency Programs
Spire gives you money back to help make upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment easier. Check out all the rebates, financing offers and other savings that could apply to you.

St. Louis Area Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
Resources to save energy and money in your current home, supported by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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Rainscaping Guide
Rainscaping is any combination of plantings, water features, catch basins, permeable pavement and other activities that manage stormwater onsite where it falls. Learn how to incorporate sustainable landscaping that reduces stormwater runoff and improves local water quality.


Green Living Festival
Help your family, friends and coworkers live green! Join us every June for workshops, children’s activities, panel discussions, and exhibitor consultations that explore the links between sustainability, energy efficiency, conservation at home, and a healthy environment.

Adult Classes in Green Living
Learn how to green your home and your life with a wide variety of class topics

Everyday Green Homes Resources

For your daily habits to major home improvement projects—and whether you DIY or work with a contractor—these favorite EarthWays Center resources can help you green your home, save money and live healthier.

Still have some Green questions?  Contact the Garden's Green Resources Info Service. Let us help you make the most sustainable decisions for your home, your health, your budget—and the planet!  

Ventilation demo

Everyday Green

Plastic Pot Recycling
Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills

Green Resources Info Service
Call (314) 577-0246 or email with questions related to green products, services and claims

Rainscaping Guide
Learn how to incorporate sustainable landscaping that reduces stormwater runoff and improves local water quality

Check out this weekly podcast hosted by our Green Resources Manager, Jean Ponzi

Volunteer for the EarthWays Center
A great way to get introduced to the “green scene” here in St. Louis

Special Events
At the Garden and events presented by our partners


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BiodiverseCity St. Louis is a community initiative to promote, protect and plan for biodiversity throughout the Greater St. Louis Region, recognizing our region’s reliance on biodiversity, the variety of life and natural systems. Learn more