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Tuesday January 30, 2018 Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex Agenda

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

To help us prepare for the Lab, please fill out this Google form and let us know which sessions you plan on attending.


3:00-5:00 Special Session: Linking Community Health Planning and Sustainability

Ever wonder why quality-of-life issues, environmental resources, and a lack of economic mobility are bigger challenges in some places than in others?  What is the intersection of Sustainability and Community Health planning and how can we collectively make the St. Louis region prosperous, healthy, and vibrant?  Come have a discussion with the St. Louis Partnership for a Healthy Community and the sustainability community as we work together to achieve equity and reduce racial disparities across our communities.

Click here for this session's agenda.

Moderated by: Craig Schmid, City of St. Louis Department of Health
                           Spring Schmidt, St. Louis County Department of Health
                           Emily Andrews, US Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter

Please note that this is a special 2-hour session.  Registration is required via the Google form above.

3:30-4:45 Session A: Dutchtown South Community Corporation - Creating Market Opportunities for Waste

Dutchtown South Community Corporation has been awarded $10,000 to research opportunities to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills from the communities of Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa, and Mount Pleasant, which include the Cherokee Street, Chippewa-Broadway, and Downtown Dutchtown business districts. What are the waste opportunities in these four neighborhoods? What are the market opportunities for waste (e.g., used mattresses)? How can we position ourselves to value people, planet, and profit?

Moderated by: Sunni Hutton, Community Development Manager, Dutchtown South Community Corporation

3:30-4:45 Session B: NAACP Energy Justice Roundtable

This session seeks to further the NAACP’s Missouri Just Energies Policy objectives.  Participants will continue to identify and work on action items to meet minimum targets related to net metering, renewable portfolio, energy efficiency standards and disadvantaged business enterprise hiring.

Moderated by: Bruce Morrison, Attourney, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

5:15-6:30 Session A: ISSP Sustainability Drivers

What is the business case for sustainability? Why should we bother? How can an International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) credential help you address big problems with local solutions? These questions will feed a group conversation hosted by a few of St. Louis's ISSP credentialed professionals. ISSP Sustainability Drivers is a monthly development-focused, business-oriented conversation that allows us to learn together and become confident discussing sustainability in business. Don’t depend on “specialists.”  Come join us in the driver's seat!

Moderated by: Kyle Crawford, Co-Chair Greater STL ISSP Chapter

5:15-6:30 Session B: Continuing Conversation and Update on the EcoBlock concept

In this session, we will discuss the EcoBlock concept, which involves renovating vacant buildings and land in a city's urban core using a form-based EcoCode instead of conventional zoning regulations. The concept promotes social and environmental equity and is centered around shared space and common resources.

Moderated by: Steve O'Rouke, Microgrid Energy

5:15-6:30 Session C: Food Access - Creating A Brand for the Region's Environmentally Friendly Farmers

Join the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition for a discussion on developing a regional brand to promote sourcing of locally and sustainably grown food. What could a regional brand look like? Who would it cover? What are your ideas for user-friendly designs that would best support and promote the region's environmentally responsible farmers?

Moderated by: Rae Miller, St. Louis Food Policy Coalition

To help us prepare for the event, please fill out this Google Form and let us know which Session you are thinking about attending.