2022 Green Living Festival - July 9 at Missouri History Museum

This event takes place Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112).

Entrance to the Green Living Festival is included with regular entry to the Missouri History Museum where general admission is FREE.
Directions and parking
Jump to July 9 Exhibitors and Vendors


Workshops (Sponsored by Spire)

Located in the Schnucks Learning Center (main level).
Presentations are approximately 30 minutes.

11 a.m.   lightbulbEnergy Efficiency for Your Home – Simple Fixes to Save you Money and Ways We Can Help
Paul Englert, Weatherization Specialist, Spire
Be more energy efficient by changing everyday things you might not know are costing you money!
Noon   screenshotA Short hiSTORY of Ecology
as told by "Green Jean" Ponzi, Missouri Botanical Garden
Ecology is all about Relationships! How did this very recent science evolve after generations of understanding life from "specimen collections"—and how can we benefit from eco-logically relating to our many kinds of fellow Earthlings?
1 p.m.   wicker casketGreen Burial
Richard Lay, Vice-President Customer Relations, Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum
Curious about green burial but don’t know what or who to ask? Join Richard Lay of St. Louis’s historic Bellefontaine Cemetery as he provides a closer look at green burial practices, dispels myths, and explores some fascinating options available throughout the world.
3 p.m.   wolf Mexican Wolf Conservation
Danna Hilleren, Endangered Wolf Center
Spend time with the Endangered Wolf Center, and learn how this group is actively working to preserve wolf species within our region, the value of having wolves in wild spaces, and the collaborative work it takes to get there.


Guided Walking Tour (Sponsored by Spire)

Meet outside of the Museum's south (park) entrance.
Limit 25 people with sign-up ahead of time.
Tour is approximately 30 minutes.

2 p.m.   River des PeresForest Park Environmental History
Amanda Clark, Community Tours Manager, Missouri History Museum
Learn the history of how St. Louis has managed the balance between nature and people for almost 150 years, from taming the River Des Peres to restoring the prairies and more.


Family-Friendly Activities

Located in the History Club House classroom (main level, north end)

10:30 to
11 a.m.
  fruitCuentos en el Museo/Story Time
Storytelling programs at the Missouri History Museum engage our youngest visitors and their families with songs, movement, traditional and contemporary storybooks, and local history. Our Cuentos en el Museo program brings together our storytelling program with a Spanish-English reader. The theme for July 9 is fruit/frutas. Yum! Summer is the best time to enjoy fresh fruit.
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.   craftDrop-in Craft Workshop: Fruit-inspired Recycled Collage
Join us after Cuentos en el Museo to make a special collage creation. We’ve collected a variety of used colored paper and packaging so that you can recycle them using your artistic skills to create a fruit-inspired collage.

 Main level, north end of hallway to Schnucks Learning Center

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   benchBags 2 Bench
Check out a traveling bench made of recycled materials. The bench, produced by Ranken Technical Institute and made of Trex® materials, serves as a visual reminder that responsible recycling of plastic bags and wraps—the number one contaminant in the single-stream recycling process—matters. The first 300 guests will receive a colorful reusable bag.

 Grand Hall, main level

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Enviroscape modelMissouri Botanical Garden – EnviroScape Model
This interactive exhibit highlights the challenges and opportunities of managing runoff in an urban environment in order to improve water quality.


Exhibitors and Vendors

Grand Hall, main level

  • Ameren Missouri: energy efficiency programs
  • American Lung Association in Missouri: asthma education programs and home environmental assessments for lung health
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum: green burial and flameless cremation
  • EFS Energy: solar energy design and installation
  • Forest ReLeaf of Missouri: Missouri native trees (free for public plantings)
  • Metro Transit: St. Louis region's public transportation agency
  • Missouri Botanical Garden – Rainscaping: engaging demonstration highlighting native plants and storm water management
  • Missouri Department of Conservation: protecting and managing the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state
  • Missouri History Museum: learn about the Missouri Historical Society's award-winning LEED Certified building projects
  • Spire – energy saving rebates
  • U.S. Green Building Council: Missouri Gateway Chapter: green building education and outreach

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This event is NOT taking place at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Green Living Festival Passport
Pick up a Passport at a Festival Welcome Table. Receive a stamp at THREE of the FIVE Green Living Festival events to be eligible to win prizes including memberships to the host organizations and items donated by our exhibitors!