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Sustainability Lab

Purpose

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 30, 2019

St. Louis: T-Rex, 911 Washington Avenue, 5th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63101

3:30: Check in

3:45 - 5:00 Session: Ameren's Smart Energy Plan 

5:30 - 6:45 Session A: Go Solar with Grow Solar STL Presented by Lisa Cagle, Consulting Project Manager at BlackRock Consulting
5:30 - 6:45 Session B: The Toughest Questions (on Climate Change) Presented by Pat Kelly, Patent Lawyer at Tetraheed LLC

Networking will take place from 3:30 to 7:00 in the T-Rex common area on the 5th floor.

Alton: Location The Old Bakery Beer Co. 400 Landmarks Boulevard, Alton, IL 62002

5:00: Check in

5:30 - 6:45: BiodiverseCity Talk Presented by Sheila Voss, Vice President, Education at Missouri Botanical Gardens

Sustainability Sense Series on August 6, 2019

St. Peters: St. Charles City-County Library Spencer Road Branch-Community Commons Room 259, 427 Spencer Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376

7:00: Check in

7:15 - 8:30: Sustainability Sense Series: Zero Waste Presented by Leslie Gittermier, Program Coordinator at St. Louis Zoo and Debra Knoble, Senior Certified Sustainability Professional

See the full agenda here


Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

3:45 - 5:00 Session A:
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5:30 - 6:45 Session A:
5:30 - 6:45 Session B:

Networking will take place from 3:30 to 7:00 in the T-Rex common area on the 5th floor.


Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

3:45 - 5:00 Session A:
3:45 - 5:00 Session B:

5:30 - 6:45 Session A:
5:30 - 6:45 Session B:

Networking will take place from 3:30 to 7:00 in the T-Rex common area on the 5th floor.


Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

3:45 - 5:00 Session A:
3:45 - 5:00 Session B:

5:30 - 6:45 Session A:
5:30 - 6:45 Session B:

Networking will take place from 3:30 to 7:00 in the T-Rex common area on the 5th floor.


Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

3:45 - 5:00 Session A:
3:45 - 5:00 Session B:

5:30 - 6:45 Session A:
5:30 - 6:45 Session B:

Networking will take place from 3:30 to 7:00 in the T-Rex common area on the 5th floor.


The Lab will not be held in December.  Please have a safe holiday season.


Past Labs

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.