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Launch of Sustainability Targets Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/22/2018

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Aaron Young
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OneSTL Announces Launch of Sustainability Targets Website and Recognition Event for Early Endorsers

ST. LOUIS, MO (Oct. 22, 2018) — To advance the campaign for a Prosperous, Healthy, Vibrant St. Louis Region, OneSTL is hosting a launch event with food and drinks at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at T-REX in downtown St. Louis, located at 911 Washington Avenue.

The event, which is open to the public, will bring together leading public and private sector institutions, and community members  to showcase opportunities to get involved and advance the OneSTL Sustainability Targets. OneSTL is a multifaceted effort to encourage and support greater sustainability within the 8-county St. Louis region www.onestl.org .

As a part of the campaign, businesses, local governments, not for profits and individuals are being asked to commit to achieving the six OneSTL Sustainability Targets.  These targets cover a range of issues: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding access to healthy food, increasing biodiversity, advancing transit-oriented development, reducing waste, and protecting waterways. Twenty-two organizations – including Washington University, the city of Clayton, Bi-State Development, the Nine Network of Public Media and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment – have signed on as early endorsers of the OneSTL targets.

“The St. Louis region is coming together to improve public health, grow the economy and create a more sustainable future,” said Aaron Young, sustainability planning manager at East-West Gateway Council of Governments, which led the creation of the OneSTL plan.  “By making a pledge to help, you are creating momentum for regional action,” Young said. “Your support shows that working together to address these issues is a regional priority.”

To view the specific goals, add your support, and see visit a full list of endorsements, visit onestltargets.org.

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