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Sustainability Lab @ T-REX
New Options for Reuse & Reducing Single-Use Waste

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
3:45pm-5:00pm Presentation & Discussion (join in person or on Zoom)
5:00pm-6:00pm Networking (in person only)

Join in Person:
T-REX (911 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis)
Sharptooth Boardroom (5th Floor)
Plan your trip using public transit here.

Register and Join on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcequqz0iE9aKO7K_OvioTSLaOqSEd3dN#/registration

At this Lab, earthday365 will be sharing about the environmental benefits of reuse and the effort to build a 'wash hub' in St. Louis, to expand the availability of reusable cups and serviceware. According to a life-cycle analysis of reusable and single-use cups, reusable options outperformed single-use cups across all environmental metrics. This includes single-use aluminum cups, which used more energy and created more carbon dioxide than single-use plastic options. 

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Past Labs

May 28, 2024: Food Waste Reduction Strategy - Agenda, presentation slides
April 30, 2024: Energy Burden - Agenda, session recording
March 26, 2024: Land Use Planning for Sustainable Communities - Agenda, session recording
February 27, 2024: Coordination for Resilient Urban Forests - Agenda, session recording
January 30, 2024: An Equitable Transition to a Green Workforce - Agenda, resources shared during the session
November 28, 2023: Rebates & Tax Credits for Climate Action - Agenda, session recording
October 31, 2023: Virtual Reality Lab Tour - Agenda
September 26, 2023: Regional Climate Action Plan - Agenda, session recording
August 29, 2023: Flooding in East St. Louis & Stormwater Management - Agenda, session recording
July 25, 2023: Green Schools - Agenda, session recording
June 27, 2023: Mid County Sustainability Consortium - Agenda, session recording
May 30, 2023: Climate and Environmental Justice - Agenda, session recording
April 25, 2023: Long Range Transportation Plan - Agenda, session recording
March 28, 2023: BiomeSTL - Agenda, session recording
February 28, 2023: Uniting for Climate Action - Agenda, session recording
January 31, 2023: Where Does Our Recycling Go? - Agenda, session notes, session recording
November 29, 2022: Building Circularity - Agenda, session notes, session recording
October 25, 2022: Sustainability Metrics - Agenda, session notes
September 27, 2022: Clean Energy - Agenda, session notes
August 30, 2022: Sustainable Transportation - Agenda
June 28, 2022: Stormwater Management - Agenda
May 31, 2022: Geospatial Technology -  Agenda
March 29, 2022: Meet and Greet - Agenda
November 30, 2021: Careers in Sustainability - Agenda
October 23, 2021: BiodiverseCity STL - Agenda, Recording
September 29, 2021: Reducing Food Waste - Agenda, Recording
August 31, 2021: Sustainable Public Spaces - Agenda
July 27, 2021: New Greenhouse Gas Target - Agenda
June 29, 2021: Let's Talk Net Zero - Agenda
May 25, 2021: Urban EcoBlock - Agenda, Recording
April 27, 2021: Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change - Agenda, Video available via Facebook
March 30, 2021: iNaturalist - Agenda, Video of the presentation available via Facebook
February 23, 2021 - Agenda, MRCTI Plastic Pollution Reduction Initiative Presentation
January 26, 2021 - Agenda
October 27, 2020 - Agenda
September 29, 2020 - Agenda
August 25, 2020 - Agenda
July 28, 2020 - Agenda
June 30, 2020 - Agenda
May 26, 2020 - Agenda
April 28, 2020 - Agenda
March 31, 2020 - Agenda
February 25, 2020 - Agenda
January 28, 2020 - Agenda
October 29, 2019 - Agenda
September 24, 2019 - Agenda
August 27, 2019 - Agenda
July 30, 2019 - Agenda, Zero Waste presentation, Recycle Responsibly presentation
June 25, 2019 - Agenda
May 28, 2019 - Agenda
April 30, 2019 - Agenda, Climate Change in the Midwest presentation
March 26, 2019 - Agenda
February 26, 2019 - Agenda, Energy 101 presentation, Clean Energy survey
January 29, 2019 - Agenda
November 27, 2018 - Agenda, Stormwater presentation and video
October 30, 2018 - Agenda
September 25, 2018 - Agenda, Sustainability Drivers video,
August 28, 2018 - Agenda, notes
July 31, 2018 - Agenda, Boards presentation
June 26, 2018 - Agenda
May 29, 2018 - Agenda, E-Cab presentation, Regent Power info
April 24, 2018 - Agenda
March 27, 2018 - Agenda
February 27, 2018 - Agenda, presentation, notes
January 31, 2018 - Agenda, Community Health presentation, NAACP, Dutchtown, Food, ISSP, EcoBlock
November 28, 2017 - Agenda, Food Access, Restorative Design, Energy, GHG Inventory, ISSP
October 31, 2017 - Agenda, MODOT Consent Decree, EcoBlock
September 26, 2017 - Agenda, Sustainability for Startups, CBAs, Ecovillage, Food Transportation
August 29, 2017 - Agenda, Biodiversity, Green Schools Quest, Media Literacy
July 25, 2017 - Agenda, Food session notes, Green Infrastructure session notes, New Market notes, Green Dining Alliance notes
June 28, 2017 - Agenda, Waste session notes, Greenhouse gas notes, Communications notes, Tom Blair presentation.
May 31, 2017 - Opening presentation, Discussion group notes.