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March – 2015



What:

Green with Indie

Date:

Friday, March 14, 2015

Time:

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

Webster University Grant Gym    [Map]
175 Edgar Rd.
Webster Groves,MO 63119


Free!

Shop Perennial’s line of handmade goods at Green with Indie!

Green with Indie is St. Louis’s largest indie arts and crafts show featuring the best in regional arts and crafts with an eco-friendly focus. GWI is organized by the St. Louis Craft Mafia and is FREE to attend! This one-day family-friendly event showcases more than sixty handmade artists and vintage sellers. All the wares are earth-friendly, salvaged, upcycled, recycled, homegrown, homemade, revamped, or refurbished.



What:

reMAKE with Nerdy Girls in the Pub

Date:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Time:

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Webster Groves Historical Society    [Map]
1155 S. Rock Hill Rd.
Webster Groves,MO 63119


$5.00

Invite your pals + RSVP on Facebook!

Celebrate women’s contributions throughout history for Women’s History Month with inspirational upcycled crafts!

The iconic Rosie the Riveter became a symbol of women’s economic power during WWII. Support all the achievements of working women throughout time with a Rosie the Riveter inspired head turban. With a simple pattern, transform a salvaged button up dress shirt into a headscarf.

We can (still) do it! Become empowered by your abilities and successes. Wear your pride on your sleeve with a women’s pride badge. Create your own hand-stitched patch from reclaimed fabrics and award yourself a merit badge for all that you have achieved!

Encourage today’s men and women with inspirational words from a few important past ladies! Using eco-friendly milk paint and salvaged wood, create a hand-painted sign transcribing a memorable quote. Hang your piece up at home and let it be a constant reminder and motivation.

Just a $5 suggested donation to craft all three projects with Perennial!



What:

What Happens to the Trash? A Hands-on Environmental Geology and Engineering Careers Talk & Tour for Junior Academy Members

Date:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Time:

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:

Location details to be sent with registration confirmation.


Talk with Engineers – Chemists – Biologists – Geologists!

If it isn’t recycled or composted, what happens to all that trash after it makes its way from the dumpster to the dump? Out of sight, out of mind? Not for the scientists and engineers responsible for figuring out how to manage all that trash once it makes its way to our nation’s landfills.

Meet with and hear the personal career path stories of some of these scientists and engineers in an eye-opening and hands-on Landfills 101 session, and then head on out for an investigative behind-the-scenes tour of a new multi-million dollar leachate pretreatment plant. Hear about the engineering and biological advancements used in constructing the facility, learn about clarification and ultrafiltration of leachate (dissolved materials from a landfill’s decomposing wastes) and other complex engineering processes, from the engineers and scientists who manage the trash in our landfills.

This exclusive behind-the-scenes talk and tour is open to Junior Academy members ONLY, their parents or guardians, and family members currently in Grade 6 or above. Mark your calendars and CHECK BACK for registration and location information shortly!

To join, or learn more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy of Science, CLICK HERE.

Academy of Science


What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

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

Event Description:  RNA Worldwide is holding a PERMANENT monthly electronics collection event for all West County residents.

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, March 25, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

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


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:

As of February 2, 2015, ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL and can accommodate ONLY 1 – 5 additional students each day. YOU MAY REGISTER AS WAIT LIST and indicate dates you are available to attend. Should a session open up, we will contact you at that time. Please CLICK HERE to register, or call Science Careers program director, Rose Jansen at .

PLEASE PROVIDE: the date/s you would like to attend, the name and address of your school, grade level/s to attend, number of students per grade level group, and the name and contact information (school, cell and home phone numbers and email addresses) of the teacher chaperone and school principal.

NO MONEY FOR SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS? LIMITED FUNDING MAY BE AVAILABLE for BUS TRANSPORTATION. Call .

Academy of Science


What:

Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Date:

Friday, March 27, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

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


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:

As of February 2, 2015, ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL and can accommodate ONLY 1 – 5 additional students each day. YOU MAY REGISTER AS WAIT LIST and indicate dates you are available to attend. Should a session open up, we will contact you at that time. Please CLICK HERE to register, or call Science Careers program director, Rose Jansen at .

PLEASE PROVIDE: the date/s you would like to attend, the name and address of your school, grade level/s to attend, number of students per grade level group, and the name and contact information (school, cell and home phone numbers and email addresses) of the teacher chaperone and school principal.

NO MONEY FOR SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS? LIMITED FUNDING MAY BE AVAILABLE for BUS TRANSPORTATION. Call .

Academy of Science


What:

St. Louis County Sponsoring March 28 Tire Recycling Event

Date:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time:

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

Location:

Bella Fontaine Park    [Map]
9565 Bellefontaine
St. Louis, MO 63138

Sylvan Springs Park    [Map]
300 Halsey Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125


Recycling

On March 28 (a Saturday), St. Louis County residents can drop off old, damaged and/or unused tires at two different County parks: Bella Fontaine Park in North County and Sylvan Springs Park in South County.

In a program co-sponsored with Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources, St. Louis County’s Division of Neighborhood Services (Department of Public Works) will collect unwanted tires – at no cost to residents – and recycle them. Instead of being dumped in landfills, the tires will be recycled and processed into fuel for power plants. Recycled tires can also be turned into shock-absorbing playground cover, running tracks and sidewalk tiles.

Residents can drop off their tires between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at either park.

Please note however, that businesses involved in tire sales or recycling and trucking companies cannot participate in this program.

For more information click here.


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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.