2021 Virtual Green Living Festival Schedule of Events

Sponsored by Ameren Missouri

Day 1 | Wednesday, June 2 | Energy and Efficiency

Link to June 2 event LIVE EVENTS
Join us at the times listed below.

Noon–1 p.m.
Live Panel Session
Healthy Homes and Energy Efficiency – Four Perspectives
Featuring the following panelists:

  • Lauren Pyatt | St. Louis County Department of Health, Healthy Homes and Energy Efficiency Coalition | health perspective
  • George Robnett | St. Louis Community Action Agency of St. Louis | contractor perspective
  • Tina Hardin | Habitat for Humanity St. Louis Homeowner | homeowner perspective
  • Dana Gray | Tower Grove Neighborhood Community Development Corporation | landlord perspective (moderator)

2–3 p.m.
Grow Solar St. Louis Power Hour Presentation
Learn the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property and how the Grow Solar St. Louis program works.

6–7 p.m.
EV 101: An Introduction to Electric Vehicles
Presented by Ameren Missouri and Reach.


  • Sustaining the Grid While Moving to Clean Energy
  • Ameren Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
  • Improving Your Home’s Performance
  • Creating Healthy Homes
Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer – Storytime with Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Digital Wind Turbine Activity
  • "Go Solar" and Make an Origami Sun
Energy and Efficiency Exhibitors
  • Ameren Missouri: energy efficiency programs
  • Grow Solar St. Louis: residential solar group buy program
  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: residential energy efficiency
  • Metro Lighting: energy efficient lighting and controls
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources: affordable and reliable energy for Missouri
  • SmartHouse Heating and Cooling: home performance solutions
  • Spire: natural gas utility – energy saving rebates
  • USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter: green building education and outreach


Day 2 | Thursday, June 3 | Naturescaping

Link to June 3 event LIVE EVENTS
Join us at the times listed below.

Noon–1 p.m.
Live Panel Session
Tree Love: How we can value, maintain and benefit from trees!
Featuring the following panelists:

  • Rebecca Hankins | Forest ReLEAF of Missouri
  • Doug Sealy | Beyond Housing
  • Daniel Moncheski | Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Jean Ponzi | EarthWays Center (moderator)
  • Know Your Zone: the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
  • Connect with Nature by the Numbers
  • Caring for Trees in Your Community!
  • Doug Tallamy on The Nature of Oaks

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire

  • Trees in Your School's Backyard
  • Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder
  • Test Your Tree ID Skills
  • Kate Who Tamed the Wind – Story Time with Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Tree Activity Sheets
  • Davey Tree Expert Co.: treework, plant healthcare, landscape and lawncare
  • Forrest Keeling Nursery: area's largest grower of native plants
  • Missouri Department of Conservation: agency that manages the fish, forest, and wildlife of Missouri
  • MSD Project Clear: wastewater and stormwater utility
  • Quiet Village Landscaping: landscape design, native plants and biodiversity at home
  • St. Louis Community College – Horticulture: horticulture education: associate degree, certificate
  • St. Louis Composting and Total Organics Recycling: STA certified compost, mulch, soil blends and commercial food waste collection
Day 3 | Friday, June 4 | Planet and Personal Wellness

Link to June 4 event LIVE EVENTS
Join us at the times listed below.

10:30 a.m.–noon
Live Exhibit Hall
Visit and interact with representatives from all three days in virtual exhibit booths via video or chat. Visit each booth to register to win prizes donated by our exhibitors and receive two passes to Origami After Hours (while supplies last).

Noon–1 p.m.
Live Panel Session
Outdoor Spaces for All: Discussing Accessibility to Nature
Featuring the following panelists:

  • Jennifer Smith-Simms | Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Theo Smith | Forest Park Forever
  • Angelica Gutierrez | Great Rivers Greenway
  • Mushroom Congee Recipe | Mike Shine, Sassafras Café
  • All-levels Yoga Class | Yoga Buzz
  • Top Ten Sensory Plants | Missouri Botanical Garden

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire

  • Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals – Story Time with Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Write Outside Your Door
  • 50 Nature Places to Love
  • Outdoor Nature Play
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Sustainability Tour
  • American Lung Association in Missouri: asthma education programs and home environmental assessments for lung health
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum: green burial and flameless cremation
  • Clean Air Partnership: clean air education and tips
  • Great Rivers Greenway: connecting the region with a network of greenways
  • Isabee's: beekeeping equipment and consulting
  • Known & Grown STL: vetting and promoting environmentally-responsible farmers
  • Manna Pro City Yolks: backyard chicken community
  • Metro/Bi-State Development: public transportation
  • Midwest Recycling Center (MRC): R2 certified electronics recycling and data destruction
  • Saint Louis City Recycles and St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District: education, outreach, and regional recycling programs

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