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April – 2015


What:

Blue Bird Park - Electronic Recycling Event

Date:

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time:

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:

Blue Bird Park   [Map]
225 Kiefer Creek Road
(Aquatic Center Parking Lot)
Ellisville, MO 63021


The City of Ellisville and the Midwest Recycling Center have partnered to hold a monthly electronics collection event on the second Saturday of each month. This event is open to everyone.

We professionally recycle anything that uses a cord or battery!

Acceptable items include but are not limited to:
Computers, Printers, Keyboards, Laptops, Hard Drives, Monitors, Cell Phones, Pagers, Radios, Scanners, Speakers, VCR, DVD, Fax Machines, Answering Machines, Televisions*, Stereos, Furnaces, Water Heaters, Air Conditioners, Microwaves, Power Tools, Kitchen Appliances, Lawn and Garden Equipment*, Etc

There is a $20 fee for each television up to 27", $40 for each television over 27" and any size console television. All other electronic items accepted FREE of Charge. Other household items will also be collected. For more information, call 855-MRC-RECYCLE or visit their website at www.midwrc.net.


eCycling


What:

Nature Play: I Spy ... A Mystery! (ages 4-5 yrs. old)

Date:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

The Green Center   [Map]
8025 Blackberry Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130

Program Price:

$8.00 sudent per program - Pre-registration is required


"Nature play" programs reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment.  Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child's health, development and well being. Sign up your child for one or all of these programs!

*Parent/Guardian must stay on site with children 4 & 5 years old.

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Recycling

What:

Nature Play: I Spy ... A Mystery! (ages 6-7 yrs. old)

Date:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

The Green Center   [Map]
8025 Blackberry Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130

Program Price:

$8.00 sudent per program - Pre-registration is required


"Nature play" programs reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment.  Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child's health, development and well being. Sign up your child for one or all of these programs!

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Recycling

What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time:

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location:

Paul Schroeder Park   [Map]
359 Old Meramec Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021

We have a PERMANENT electronics recycling drop off event for all West County residents the 3rd SATURDAY of EVERY MONTH at Paul Schroeder Park in Manchester, MO.

There is a limit of one television per car at no charge. A $15 fee will be charged for each additional television. All other electronic items accepted FREE of charge. If it runs off a battery or plugs in the wall, it will be accepted. For more information, call 314-338-4401 or visit their website at www.rnaworldwide.com.

eCycling


What:

Nature Play: Green Thumbs Up (ages 4-5 yrs. old)

Date:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

The Green Center   [Map]
8025 Blackberry Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130

Program Price:

$8.00 sudent per program - Pre-registration is required


"Nature play" programs reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment.  Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child's health, development and well being. Sign up your child for one or all of these programs!

It's never too early to discover a green thumb for planting!  Explore our greenhouse, learn how plants grow and plant your own seeds. 

*Parent/Guardian must stay on site with children 4 & 5 years old.

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Recycling


What:

Rebuilding the American City: Models of Design and Planning

Date:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time:

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:

Missouri History Museum Lee Auditorium   [Map]
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112

Featured Speaker:

Patty Heyda, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

Class Price:

FREE and OPEN to All.


Event Information:  Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.


What is the spatial and social impact of the political economy in urban areas? Patty Heyda, assistant professor of urban design at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University, explores the politics and spaces of urban redevelopment in St. Louis and other areas, looking especially at the particularities of American downtown redevelopment in the first decades of the new millennium.

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Academy of Science


What:

Nature Play: Green Thumbs Up (ages 6-7yrs. old)

Date:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

The Green Center   [Map]
8025 Blackberry Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130

Program Price:

$8.00 sudent per program - Pre-registration is required


"Nature play" programs reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment.  Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child's health, development and well being. Sign up your child for one or all of these programs!

It's never too early to discover a green thumb for planting!  Explore our greenhouse, learn how plants grow and plant your own seeds. 

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Recycling


What:

The Coffee Route: From Peru's Chilchos Valley to Local Harvest in St. Louis

Date:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time:

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Local Harvest   [Map]
3137 Morgan Ford Road
St. Louis, MO 63116

Featured Speaker:

Rainer Willi Bussmann, Ph.D., Director and Curator for Economic Botany, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

Class Price:

$5.00 and OPEN to All.

Event Information:  Registration required. $5 per person. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

In 2008 in collaboration with local Kuva Coffee Company, the William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden brought Cafe Peru Chilchos from Peru’s Chilchos Valley to Local Harvest Grocery here in St. Louis. This environmentally and economically sustainable coffee is grown without artificial fertilizers or chemicals under shade trees in the the Chilchos Valley’s dense cloud forests.

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Academy of Science



What:

The Elephant on the Curb

Date:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time:

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Saint Louis Zoo   [Map]
1 Government Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Featured Speaker:

Wanda Evans,, Saint Louis Zoo Sustainability Coordinator, Marlene Katz and Annette Kelly, Saint Louis Zoo Docents

Class Price:

FREE and OPEN to All.

Event Information:  Registration required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome! Check with your teacher, you may be able to attend for extra credit! Proof of attendance available following the presentation.

On average, each American today produces 102 tons of garbage throughout their lifetime, that’s about the size of 20 large male Asian elephants! Although it sounds bleak, there are solutions and your actions can take to make a difference. Tips will be offered for individuals to take corrective action and information will be provided about ways the Saint Louis Zoo is reducing waste. You can also help the Saint Louis Zoo achieve their institutional waste reduction goals!

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Academy of Science


What:

Nature Play: Nature Mobile (ages 4-5 yrs. old)

Date:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

The Green Center   [Map]
8025 Blackberry Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130

Program Price:

$8.00 sudent per program - Pre-registration is required


"Nature play" programs reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment.  Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child's health, development and well being. Sign up your child for one or all of these programs!

Hike our trails to collect natural items to create your own nature mobile. 


*Parent/Guardian must stay on site with children 4 & 5 years old.

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Recycling

What:

Nature Play: Nature Mobile (ages 6-7 yrs. old)

Date:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

The Green Center   [Map]
8025 Blackberry Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130

Program Price:

$8.00 sudent per program - Pre-registration is required


"Nature play" programs reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment.  Connecting children to nature has beneficial effects on a child's health, development and well being. Sign up your child for one or all of these programs!

Hike our trails to collect natural items to create your own nature mobile.

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Recycling

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Grant Applications

Since 1996, the Solid Waste Management Program has provided grants to help fund innovative and sustainable programs to improve waste diversion in St. Louis County. The grant program is open to any municipality, public institution, not-for-profit organization, or business. The grant project must occur in St. Louis County. Funding for the grant program comes from St. Louis County voter-approved landfill surcharge fees.

The 2015 grant round is open. For reference, click the following links to view the grant instructions and application:

  1. Grant 2015 Instructions   
  2. Grant 2015 Application

Please direct questions about the grant program to Chris Kalter at 314-615-8933 or ckalter@stlouisco.com.

To see a list of the 2014 grant recipients, click here.