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Regional Initiatives

Several initiatives are forming as partnerships between the OneSTL Network and other organizations working on similar issues.  Six of these initiatives are Working Groups that formed to address a particular topic.  If you would like more information or to be added to the contact list for one of the groups, let us know at:

Food Access

Under the leadership of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, this group is working to reduce by half the number of census tracts where residents are low-income, lack vehicle access, are a certain distance from a healthy food outlet, and availability of healthy food is low.  Go to Food Access.

Materials and Recycling

A large coalition of health departments, waste haulers, recycling centers and other organizations are working to reduce tonnage of waste going to landfills within our wasteshed by 30 percent by 2030 .  Go to Less Waste!

Energy and Emissions

Under the leadership of the Washington University, Sitton Energy Solutions, the US Green Building Council and others, this group is working to reduce greenhouse gases emitted in the region by 28 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050.  Go to Energy and Emissions.

Water and Green Infrastructure

As recommended in the OneSTL plan, green infrastructure is being looked at within the context of the Blue, Grey, Green Infrastructure Regional Opportunity.  100 percent of land in the St. Louis region has active organizations and quality watershed plans in progress by 2025 and completed by 2030. Go to Green Infrastructure.

Transit Oriented Development

Under the leadership of Metro St. Louis/Bi-State Development Agency, many organizations will be working together to increase the number of destinations such as jobs, residences, and other resources or amenities within a 1/4 mile or five minute safe and accessible walk by 30 percent at 20 station.  Go to TOD.


Under the leadership of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Zoo and Forest Releaf of Missouri, this group is working to create and distribute a Regional Biodiversity Atlas to actively guide planning, policies, and practices in ways that increase habitat connectivity, ecological functionality, and quality of life for all.  Go to BiodiverseCity.

The Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex

In collaboration with the Downtown St. Louis technology business incubator, T-Rex, the Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex is a monthly gathering of people working on, learning about, and advocating for sustainability.  Go to the Lab schedule.