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Special Events in:    January  |  February

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January – 2015


What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, January 17, 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:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free


Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More


What:

The Heights - e-cycling event

Date:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:

THE HEIGHTS   [Map]
8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117


Recycling

Go Green 2015!
We recycle everything that uses a battery or cord!
Act Today And Let Us Take A Load Off Of You! It's That Easy!

Note: One TV limit per vehicle at no charge, additional TVs $15.00 cash fee per each. All other electronic items accepted FREE of charge.


What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free


Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More


What:

Exploring Community Solar

Date:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Time:

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

St Louis, MO Exact location TBA

Registration:

Click here to register.

 


Recycling

Join us for an exploration of Community and Shared Solar! Attendees will gain a working definition of community/shared solar and examine the benefits of and barriers to going solar on a community scale.

Instructor Shannon Fulton will introduce participants to three basic community/shared solar models through an exploration of case studies in Illinois and markets similar to Missouri and Illinois. Policies and limitations shaping these models, and how they relate to the policy environment in Missouri and Illinois will be discussed as well as community drivers that contribute to creating a community/shared solar project.


What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free


Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More

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February – 2015 


What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free


Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More



What:

Pathways Through Nature, A Lifetime Journey - Speaker Series

Date:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Time:

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location:

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

Reservations:

Required by January 30


The Green Center presents its second series of speakers who will share stories and recollectios of their experiences in nature and the impact it had on their lives.

The February 3rd speaker is Sharon Deem DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM and her topic is "Conservation Medicine: Health Care for the Planet"

Contact Kathleen Kapayou at (314) 725-8314 Ext. 105 or kevans@thegreencenter.org.

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Recycling

What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free

Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More


What:

STL Trash Talk

Date:

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Time:

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Location:

Perennial   [Map]
7413-15 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63111

Recycling

Get the low-down (and potentially dirty) info about where to discover the best “trash” in St. Louis. Jenny Murphy will leak some of Perennial’s favorite spots to find discarded furniture, give you insights into the city’s bulk trash system, and link you to online resources where someone else’s trash can become your treasure. Plus, learn simple and innovative ways to shape and form your new furniture finds for a whole new look! By the end of this talk you’ll be able to furnish your house for free!




What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free

Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More


What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, February 21, 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:

Gateway Greening's 6th Annual STL Community Garden Summit

Date:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

St. Louis University High School   [Map]
4970 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Registration:

www.gatewaygreening.org/summit


The Community Garden Summit is an annual Gateway Greening event that brings in over 200 people and provides the opportunity to hear from national experts on community gardening, horticulture and community development. Attendees have the chance to participate in networking with other gardeners and people working in sustainable practices across the region. There are breakout sessions throughout the afternoon, a keynote speaker, and a talented panel.

Online registration price runs $12.00 for community gardeners and $22.00 for members of the general public (non-community gardeners).

The “at the door” registration fee is $20.00 for community gardeners and $40.00 for members of the general public (non-community gardeners).

Join us for happy hour at 4pm at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in the Grove. 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.

To REGISTER, view the breakout sessions, descriptions, and speaker bios, visit our website at www.gatewaygreening.org/summit.

Recycling

What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free

Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More


What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Commerce Bank Education Center   [Map]
Missouri Botanical Garden
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost:

Free

Recycling

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…    Find Out More


What:

Upcycled Basket Weaving

Date:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Time:

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

Perennial   [Map]
7413-15 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63111

Registration:

Last day to register: Monday, February 23, 2015. Register here.

Recycling

Learn how to transform all those old magazines, newspapers, and even junk mail into colorful, functional baskets. In this workshop, Kami will instruct the class on the basics of folding, rolling, and weaving to transform paper into 3D objects. This technique can be used to create jewelry, trivets, coasters, and all sorts of bowls and baskets. Plus, you’ll keep all that paper out of the recycling bin!


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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.