Category Archives: Local Events


Is There Hope For Radoactive Contamination Clean-up At West Lake Landfill?

Kay Drey addresses the EPA officials at a public listening session concerning the West Lake Landfill, Oct. 19, 2017.

There have been decades of public information meetings, public feedback sessions, and government finger-pointing. There have also been years of generational illness – the kind that leaves both adults and children with rare auto-immune disorders and cancers. The result? Devastation to entire communities and families, an endless stack of funeral notices and a future that continued to promise more of the same.

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Calling All Teachers & School Administrators! Is Your School Green?

The 2017 Missouri Green Schools and Environmental Education Conference.

WHEN: November 3-4
WHERE: Kansas City Zoo – Kansas City, MO

Authentic experiences with Nature are pathways to learning math, reading, writing, science, citizenship and justice as well as about how the natural world works. The conference will focus on three specific pathways, green schools, standards, and sustainability.

KEYNOTE: – Robyn Ratcliff, Executive Director, Wildwood Outdoor Education Center –  “Kids Grow Better Outside”

(But It Takes Some Work to Get Them There) Many organizations want to engage underserved communities in environmental education. What do families in underserved communities want from us? Robyn Ratcliff, Executive Director of Wildwood Outdoor Education Center, will share some lessons she’s learned (the hard way) about connecting with underserved communities.

For more information, or to register for the conference CLICK HERE.


Forest Park Great Streets Open House: Public Invited To Voice Ideas

A public open house is scheduled to update the community on recommendations from the Forest Park Great Streets project team, gather feedback and answer questions.

When: Thursday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Who: East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, and the nonprofit conservancy Forest Park Forever
Where: Trolley Room in the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park.

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“Playhouse Emissions: A Climate Change Theatre Action” – The Uppity Theatre Company Nov. 6, 2017

That Uppity Theatre Company, in conjunction with US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter, and Missouri Interfaith Power & Light present “Playhouse Emissions: A Climate Change Theatre Action”

Climate Change Theatre Action is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays, presented in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings).
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Learn How To Make Your Landscape A Bird-Friendly Habitat


Get Outdoors And Discover Nature! MDC Hosting “Into The Woods” Event Oct. 14

Photo courtesy The Missouri Department of Conservation.

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Nature Center is hosting a program that will empower visitors with new skills to discover nature in a safe responsible way. Into the Woods is a free family event being held at the nature center Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

“It’s all about helping people to discover nature with confidence so they can have more adventures outdoors,” said MDC Naturalist Rebecca Rodriguez.

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EPA Senior Administrators To Attend Local Public Listening Session & Open House Concerning West Lake Landfill Issues


Environmental Justice & Human Rights Conference At Webster University

Webster University’s 2017 Annual Human Rights Conference considers challenges associated with “Environmental Justice and Human Rights” on October 11-12. The conference provides intersectional analyses of environmental racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism with the aim of raising critical awareness of the human rights violations caused by environmental degradation. Sponsored by the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, this on-campus event is free and open to the public.

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, and Thursday, October 12, 2017
Where: Browning Hall Auditorium (Room 160, 8274 Big Bend Blvd.)

For more information and conference schedule CLICK HERE.


Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz at Shaw Nature Reserve

Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids! Citizen science at its best! Everyone is welcome to join in this Citizen Science project. No experience necessary!

When: Saturday, September 23 @ 7:00 am-12:00 pm
Where: Shaw Nature Reserve, 307 Pinetum Loop Road, Gray Summit, MO 63039

FREE and open to all. Registration is required. Teams are filling up fast! Register now to reserve your spot. See below for more details.

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DATE AND TIME: Sat, September 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
LOCATION: CommuniTree Gardens in Creve Coeur Park, 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road, St. Louis, MO 63146


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