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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Sustainability Lab

Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, June 28, 2022
T-REX 5th Floor Lounge
911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Geospatial Technology and Sustainability

3:45 - 4:45: Presentation and Discussion
4:30 - 6:30: Open House and Networking

We will use the June 2022 Sustainability Lab to talk about issues related to water and stormwater management. Roland Biehl from the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District will discuss what’s working in the realm of community stormwater best practices, including positive trends and changes in individual actions. Following his presentation Aaron Young will give a brief overview and history of Water Matters and how it’s involved with OneSTL. He’ll then lead a discussion on recent activities around Water Matters and using it as a platform to raise awareness and promote action on water issues in the region. 
  • Roland Biehl, Environmental Specialist, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.
  • Aaron Young, Sustainability Planning Manager, East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
(As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we ask that all attendees take appropriate precautions such as getting vaccinated, maintaining social distance, wearing a mask when in proximity to more than three people, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently.)

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Sustainability Lab

Sustainability Lab at T-REX on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Geospatial Technology and Sustainability

3:30 - 4:30 Panel Discussion
4:30 - 6:30: Open House in the 5th Floor Lounge at T-Rex

Have you heard recently? St. Louis has become a hub for geospatial activity. You can read more about it from various sources including NPR, Greater St. Louis Inc., and The St. Louis American. Or… you can come to the next Sustainability Lab at T-REX on Tuesday May 31. We’ll be talking with local experts on what geospatial technology is, what it means to St. Louis, and how we can tap into those resources for our sustainability work and projects.
 
A panel of experts will describe geospatial technology and explain their work with it. Then we’ll have a discussion about sustainability-related issues and projects to see where they overlap and where our two spheres of interest can collaborate. The panel will be:
  • Tony Nguy-Robertson, R&D Scientist at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency with a specialty in quantitative remote sensing of vegetation and aquatic systems.
  • Randy Pearson, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, professor of remote sensing and digital image processing, Geographic Information Systems, physical geology and geography.
  • Bryan Raymer, Account Manager at Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.
  • John Ross, Agile Engineering and Geospatial Lead at 1904labs, helping individuals and organizations develop software and data solutions to hard problems.
 
(Currently, the St. Louis area is ranked "Low" by the CDC for COVID-19 Community Level. We feel that it's safe to meet in person, but ask that you take reasonable precautions such as getting vaccinated, maintaining social distance, wearing a mask when in proximity to more than three people, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently.)

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Sustainability Lab

In-Person Meet and Greet

4:30 - 6:30: Open House in the 5th Floor Lounge at T-Rex

Greetings! It's been two years since we've seen many of you and we would like to transition back to having in-person events. This month's Sustainability Lab will take place in the lounge area on the 5th floor of T-Rex, 911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO. We will not have prearranged programming for the Lab. It'll just be an informal meet and greet with area professionals and others interested in sustainability. We will use this time to catch-up with friends and acquaintances, welcome new people to the network, and talk one-on-one about our projects.
 
(Currently, the St. Louis area is ranked "Low" by the CDC for COVID-19 Community Level. We feel that it's safe to meet in person, but ask that you take reasonable precautions such as getting vaccinated, maintaining social distance, wearing a mask when in proximity to more than three people, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently.)

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

Careers in Sustainability

3:30 - 4:45: Check-in and Panel Discussion

A panel of professionals working in careers in sustainability will discuss their insights and experiences in landing that sustainability job and applying principles of sustainability within all sorts of other employment opportunities. Panelists will include observations in for-profit, non-profit, and governmental careers. Whether you are looking for your first job, your next job, or if you have something to contribute regarding your own experience, join us for this discussion on Careers in Sustainability.

Panelists:

  • Allison Brown, Community Programs Coordinator, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Lacy Cagle, Director of Operations, Blackrock Consulting
  • Kyle Crawford, Business Process Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Aaron Young, Sustainability Planning Manager, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

 Zoom link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88593612931?pwd=WGpMZDRXR3Z0aU45cm00T3lXY3VUUT09

Meeting ID: 885 9361 2931

Passcode: 052635

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

 

 

The Lab will be held virtually this month!

Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - BiodiverseCity STL Focus Group and Progress Report



3:15 - 3:30: Sustainability Lab Intro Session (Optional)
3:30 - 3:45: Check-in join us on Zoom and play trivia 
3:45 - 4:45: Presentation and discussion with Jean Ponzi, Louise Bradshaw and Alli Brown
 
Work proceeds toward our regional goal of developing an online atlas of biodiversity data, and engaging land-use managers to use it in planning - plus more! Get an update and share your input to plans for next rounds of significant work.
 
Presented by Louise Bradshaw - Director of Education, Saint Louis Zoo; Alli Brown - Community Programs Coordinator, MIssouri Botanical Garden; and Jean Ponzi - Green Resource Manager, Missouri Botanical Garden.
 
If you are new to the Sustainability Lab please feel free to login early at 3:15pm to chat with Aaron (OneSTL coordinator) about OneSTL and the Lab, all are welcome but not required.
  
 
Meeting ID: 958 5126 4259
Passcode: 894353
 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

 

The Lab will be held virtually this month!

Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - Reducing Food Waste



3:15 - 3:30: Sustainability Lab Intro Session (Optional)
3:30 - 3:45: Check-in join us on Zoom and play trivia 
3:45 - 4:45: Presentation and discussion on Reducing Food Waste
 
Jess Watson of earthday365 and Maggie McCoy of EarthWays Center will delve into the environmental impact of Food Waste and what we can do about it. Did you know that the average American consumer throws away 35-40% of the food they buy each year? This is not just a huge waste of resources, it's a driver of climate change. Learn more about the problem and the Too Good To Waste regional messaging campaign coordinated by earthday365.
 
Presented by:  Jessica Watson, Executive Dirctor. earthday365 and Maggie McCoy, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, Earthways Center at Missouri Botanical Garden
 
If you are new to the Sustainability Lab please feel free to login early at 3:15pm to chat with Aaron (OneSTL coordinator) about OneSTL and the Lab, all are welcome but not required.
  
 

Bags2Bench Tour

Traveling Bench Highlights the Importance of Properly Recycling Plastic Bags and Wraps

 
Though sustainability efforts are common practice on campuses around the country, few efforts show the direct result of what recycling can do. Starting this fall, select St. Louis area college campuses – including Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Maryville University, and Ranken Technical College – are coming together in a region-wide educational campaign designed to demonstrate the true impact of recycling plastic bags and wraps.