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Sustainability Lab


The Sustainability Labs are hubs of collaboration for people working on, learning about, and advocating for sustainability. The Sustainability Lab was initially established in partnership with T-Rex to give the many organizations working on projects related to OneSTL the opportunity to meet regularly and share their successes, lessons and challenges. By forming a ‘sustainability lab' we have provided space for innovation, creativity, and collaboration; merging the often independent efforts of public and private sectors; and strive to achieve shared goals for the region, for organizations, for our communities and for ourselves on positively impacting equity, the environment and the economy. The Sustainability Lab has been expanded to Alton and St. Peters to make it accessible for more community members in the region.

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Upcoming Labs

Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 

Join us online for our virtual Sustainability Lab at 3:30

Check back here for Zoom link.

Sustainability Lab for Educators and Parents: Resources for Teaching Sustainability in the Time of COVID-19

As teachers and parents scramble to figure out our children's education plans this fall, some of our priorities and values can fall off the radar in the chaos. This Sustainability Lab will focus on how OneSTL Working Groups and Regional Targets can help educators and parents connect global sustainability concepts to the local level, even through distance learning. The presentation will also demonstrate some activities using OneSTL's Wasting Less Regional Target to teach students about waste and waste reduction and OneSTL's Increasing Biodiversity Regional Target to teach students about local biodiversity research and benefits. Finally, the presenters will outline local resources for creating green schools and implementing sustainability education in any learning context.
Presenters: EarthWays Center Education Coordinator Maggie McCoy and Director of Learning Lacy Cagle

Click here for the full agenda. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Past Labs

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.