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Tuesday June 26, 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.


3:30-4:45 Session A: Updating the Region's Long Range Transportation Plan

Every four years, East-West Gateway is required to produce a long-range transportation plan for the St. Louis region. This document discusses the existing transportation system, as well as listing strategies and projects for development of the system over the next 20-30 years. EWG Staff will provide an overview the agency's role in the region, development of the long-range plan, and discuss the potential implications of new and emerging transportation technologies.

Presenters: Peter Koeppl, Long Range Transportation Planning Manager, East-West Gateway Council of Governments
                    Sonya Pointer, Long Range Transportation Planner, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

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

More than 36 million U.S. households with incomes below twice the federal poverty level use more than 30 percent of U.S. residential electricity.  Energy Efficiency is the most cost-effective means of lowering household energy bills.
About three weeks ago, Ameren filed its Energy Efficiency Plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission.  Ameren took note of some of the concerns this group transmitted to Ameren last month.
To what extent will Ameren’s proposed Energy Efficiency Plan benefit low income households?  Over the coming months, changes to the Plan are likely.  What changes are needed so that low income communities will benefit from Energy Efficiency measures?  How may we work together as a collaborative to accomplish our objectives?

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

5:15-6:30 Session A: Sustainability Drivers - Recycling in the St. Louis Region

The OneSTL Materials and Recycling working group is aiming to create a regional recycling message to educate residents what can and cannot be recycled.  During this session, bring your recycling questions and current recycling knowledge to help us begin drafting a simple, regional recycling message that eliminates confusion.  Also bring your ideas on how and where we should promote the regional recycling message too!

Moderated by: Sarah Staebell, St. Louis County
                        Jennifer Wendt, City of University City

This session is sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

5:15-6:30 Session B: Sustainability Lab Listening Session

The Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex has been happening for a year now.  We are holding this session to look back on the last year and discuss what is working well and what is not.  We'll use your feedback to make improvements so that the Lab can be as informational and impactful as possible.  If you can't make this session, it will be repeated at 3:30 pm on July 31.

Moderated by: Lacy Cagle, Northwest Earth Institute
                        Aaron Young, East-West Gateway Council of Governments