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Sustainability Lab

Purpose

The Sustainability Labs are hubs of collaboration for people working on, learning about, and advocating for sustainability. The Sustainability Lab was initially established in partnership with T-Rex to give the many organizations working on projects related to OneSTL the opportunity to meet regularly and share their successes, lessons and challenges. By forming a ‘sustainability lab' we have provided space for innovation, creativity, and collaboration; merging the often independent efforts of public and private sectors; and strive to achieve shared goals for the region, for organizations, for our communities and for ourselves on positively impacting equity, the environment and the economy. The Sustainability Lab has been expanded to Alton and St. Peters to make it accessible for more community members in the region.

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Upcoming Labs


Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 

Join us online for our virtual Sustainability Lab at 3:30

Urban EcoBlock

3:15 - 3:30: Sustainability Lab Intro Session (Optional)
3:30 - 3:45: Check-in join us on Zoom and play trivia 
3:45 - 4:25:  Presentation from Bobby Bonner with Afterschool Labs and BM3 Technology
4:25 - 4:45: Questions and discussion
 
EcoBlock: A block-level urban infill development model that incorporates innovative social, environmental, and economic systems to minimize human impact on climate change and to maximize social equity.
 
 Join us for a discussion with the "Urban EcoBlock" team on their thoughts and experiences in working to create an equitable, ecological framework for rebuilding our inner cities at the block level. Where economies of scale reduce costs while providing a catalyst for community revitalization through mixed-use blocks for mixed-income residents.
  
 Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for open discussion and dialog.
  
 If you are new to the Sustainability Lab please feel free to login early at 3:15pm to chat with Aaron (OneSTL coordinator) about OneSTL and the Lab, all are welcome but not required.
  

 


Past Labs

April 27, 2021 - Agenda, Video available via Facebook
March 30, 2021 - Agenda, Video of the presentation available via Facebook
February 23, 2021 - Agenda, MRCTI Plastic Pollution Reduction Initiative Presentation
January 26, 2021 - Agenda
October 27, 2020 - Agenda
September 29, 2020 - Agenda
August 25, 2020 - Agenda
July 28, 2020 - Agenda
June 30, 2020 - Agenda
May 26, 2020 - Agenda
April 28, 2020 - Agenda
March 31, 2020 - Agenda
February 25, 2020 - Agenda
January 28, 2020 - Agenda
October 29, 2019 - Agenda
September 24, 2019 - Agenda
August 27, 2019 - Agenda
July 30, 2019 - Agenda, Zero Waste presentation, Recycle Responsibly presentation
June 25, 2019 - Agenda
May 28, 2019 - Agenda
April 30, 2019 - Agenda, Climate Change in the Midwest presentation
March 26, 2019 - Agenda
February 26, 2019 - Agenda, Energy 101 presentation, Clean Energy survey
January 29, 2019 - Agenda
November 27, 2018 - Agenda, Stormwater presentation and video
October 30, 2018 - Agenda
September 25, 2018 - Agenda, Sustainability Drivers video,
August 28, 2018 - Agenda, notes
July 31, 2018 - Agenda, Boards presentation
June 26, 2018 - Agenda
May 29, 2018 - Agenda, E-Cab presentation, Regent Power info
April 24, 2018 - Agenda
March 27, 2018 - Agenda
February 27, 2018 - Agenda, presentation, notes
January 31, 2018 - Agenda, Community Health presentation, NAACP, Dutchtown, Food, ISSP, EcoBlock
November 28, 2017 - Agenda, Food Access, Restorative Design, Energy, GHG Inventory, ISSP
October 31, 2017 - Agenda, MODOT Consent Decree, EcoBlock
September 26, 2017 - Agenda, Sustainability for Startups, CBAs, Ecovillage, Food Transportation
August 29, 2017 - Agenda, Biodiversity, Green Schools Quest, Media Literacy
July 25, 2017 - Agenda, Food session notes, Green Infrastructure session notes, New Market notes, Green Dining Alliance notes
June 28, 2017 - Agenda, Waste session notes, Greenhouse gas notes, Communications notes, Tom Blair presentation.
May 31, 2017 - Opening presentation, Discussion group notes.