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Tuesday June 25, 2019 Sustainability Lab Agenda

The Lab will be held in three locations including St. Louis, Alton, and St. Peters.

St. Louis Location

(T-Rex, 911 Washington Ave, 5th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63101)

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

3:30 - 3:45: Check-in
3:45 - 5:30: Introduction to Communications Effort and Discussion on Foundations of a Communications Plan

3:45 - 4:00: Introduction to Blender Session and overview of Materials and Recycling Working Group communications effort.
4:00 - 4:15: Table Discussions:  B rainstorm and identify target audience(s) and actions by OneSTL regional targets/Wiorking Group.
4:15 - 5:00: Blender: Groups will circulate to other tables and provide feedback and insight on the target audiences and actions.
5:00 - 5:30: Table Disucssions: Develop key messages, concepts, and headlines relative to the target audiences and actions previously identified.

5:30 - 6:00: Break and Networking
6:00 - 6:45: Open House for Feedback on Messaging and Communications
6:45 - 7:00: Networking

Alton Location

(The Old Bakery Beer Co. 400 Landmarks Boulevard, Alton, IL 62002)

5:00 - 5:30: Check-in and Network
5:30 - 6:45: Stormwater Management and Watershed Planning

Janet Buchanan with HeartLands Conservancy will provide an overview of ongoing stormwater management and watershed planning efforts in Madison County and Metro East. Madison county has undertaken an innovative, multi-year effort to identify flooding and water quality issues in local watersheds in partnership with HeartLands conservancy. The effort Idenifies regulatory changes, education initiatives, and specific construction projects for achieving the plans' objectives. the presentation will provide insight into the broader context of stormwater management in Illinois, the watershed planning process, and how recent grants have funded construction projects. 

     Presented by Janet Buchanan Project Manager at HeartLands Conservancy

St. Peters Location

(St. Charles City-County Library-Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376)

5:00 - 5:30: Check-in and Networking
5:30 - 6:45: Flooding and Floodplain Development

David Stokes with Great Rivers Habitat Alliance will discuss potential contributions of economic development policy to the cycle of severe flooding being experienced throughout the region. He will also explore alternative policy choices that can be made to address current flooding issues as well as reduce the impacts of flooding in the future.

     Presented by David Stokes, Executive Director of Great Rivers Habitat Alliance
6:45 - 7:00: Networking