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Tuesday July 31, 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.

Sessions

3:30-4:45 Session A: 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. 

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

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

This roundtable discussion will revolve around St. Louis Board of Aldermen Resolution 124.  The resolution, adopted in 2017, calls for the City “to commit to transition to 100 percent clean energy in the form of wind and solar and energy efficiency measures within the electricity sector by 2035.”  The resolution also calls for a transparent and inclusive stakeholder process which includes community members as well as representatives from organizations representing labor, faith, social justice, environmental justice, frontline communities and those most impacted by our current energy systems.

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

5:15-6:30 Session A: Professional Organizations Gathering

We invited several boards of directors from St. Louis area professional organizations for an update and to explore collaboration opportunities on the work being done by regional partners to advance the six OneSTL regional sustainability targets.  The session will include a discussion on how we can use OneSTL activities to raise awareness of attendees’ organizations and professions; provide greater recognition for people and organizations doing great sustainability work; and provide personal and professional development opportunities for organization members in ways that can impact our communities.

Moderated by: Aaron Young, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

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

5:15-6:30 Session B: Join the Green Schools Movement! Mentor in the Green Schools Quest

The St. Louis region has a plethora of K-12 schools, each with their own unique needs, desires, and resources – and each in a unique position to advance sustainability. Through the Green Schools Quest, an annual project-based challenge issued by the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter, local K-12 schools are paired with sustainability professionals and challenged to devise and implement no/low cost sustainability projects at their schools over a six month period of time. Over 100 schools have participated since the program’s launch four years ago. As the 2018-19 school year approaches, USGBC-MGC seeks mentors from our community to assist schools with project identification, implementation, resources, and documentation. This session will provide a brief overview of the program and mentor responsibilities, including examples of school participants’ stories of advancing K-12 sustainability.

Moderated by: Carolyn Green, Green Schools Committee Chair