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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. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

 

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Designing Sustainable Public Spaces

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 Designing Sustainable Public Spaces
 
Emerging from a time of isolation, how does one convey a sense of “place” to connect with our physical environment?  Successful place-making builds on the strengthsof a site, blurs the boundaries, and provides new opportunities for interventions to engage both the occupants and the surrounding community.  A number of design strategies can be implemented to create a place that is valued and will stand the test of time. Joel and Amanda will explore elements and places in St Louis for what takes them beyond just a location, but conveys a sense of place.
 
Presented by:  Joel M. Fuoss AIA LEED AP, Principal | Trivers  and Amanda McAllister, AIA LEED AP, Associate| Sustainability Coordinator at Trivers
 
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.
  
 
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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

 

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Going for a New Greenhouse Gas Target

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 New GHG Target
 
Greenhouse Gases
 
Building on past U.S. leadership, including efforts by states, cities, tribes, and territories, the White House set a new target aimed at 50-52 percent reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 Levels in 2030. Join the OneSTL Energy and Emissions working group to discuss what we can do in the St. Louis region to help acheive this national target.
 
  
 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.
  
 
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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

 

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Let's Talk Net Zero

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 Net Zero
 
Let's Talk Net Zero
 
Also called Carbon Neutral or Climate Neutral, Net Zero refers to a state in which the greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere are balanced by removal out of the atmosphere. It is also a stop along the path to zero emissions. Join us for a presentation and discussion on the most current concepts around Net Zero such as emissions reduction, offsets and removal and the opportunities in all aspects of OneSTL's regional work.
  
 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.
  
 
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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Urban EcoBlock

3:15 - 3:30: Sustainability Lab Intro Session (Optional)
3:30 - 3:45: Check-in join us on Zoom and play trivia 
3:45 - 4:25: Presentation from Bobby Bonner with Afterschool Labs and BM3 Technology
4:25 - 4:45: Questions and Discussion
 
EcoBlock: A block-level urban infill development model that incorporates innovative social, environmental, and economic systems to minimize human impact on climate change and to maximize social equity.
 
 Join us for a discussion with the "Urban EcoBlock" team on their thoughts and experiences in working to create an equitable, ecological framework for rebuilding our inner cities at the block level. Where economies of scale reduce costs while providing a catalyst for community revitalization through mixed-use blocks for mixed-income residents.
  
 Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for open discussion and dialog.
  
 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.
  
 
Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for open discussion and dialog.
 
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.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change

3:15 - 3:30: Sustainability Lab Intro Session (Optional)
3:30 - 3:45: Check-in join us on Zoom and play trivia 
3:45 - 4:25: Presentation from Mike Eggleston from the Federal Reserve Bank
4:25 - 4:45: Questions and Discussion
 
Climate change is a complicated issue that is experienced by each of us on the household level, but has regional, national, and global effects which are increasingly gaining importance with decision making organizations. Mike Eggleston, Senior Community Development Advisor will talk about the various ways in which the Federal Reserve Bank is responding to climate change. He will also share research findings on how climate change impacts low socioeconomic communities and households.
 
Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for open discussion and dialog.
 
If you are new to the Sustainability Lab please feel free to login early at 3:15pm to chat with Aaron and Gena (OneSTL coordinators) about OneSTL and the Lab, all are welcome but not required.
 
Presenter: Mike Eggleston, Senior Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis