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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

 

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Let's Talk Net Zero

3:15 - 3:30: Sustainability Lab Intro Session (Optional)
3:30 - 3:45: Check-in join us on Zoom and play trivia 
3:45 - 4:45: Presentation and discussion on Net Zero
 
Let's Talk Net Zero
 
Also called Carbon Neutral or Climate Neutral, Net Zero refers to a state in which the greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere are balanced by removal out of the atmosphere. It is also a stop along the path to zero emissions. Join us for a presentation and discussion on the most current concepts around Net Zero such as emissions reduction, offsets and removal and the opportunities in all aspects of OneSTL's regional work.
  
 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.
  
 
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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

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.
  
 
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.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change

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 Mike Eggleston from the Federal Reserve Bank
4:25 - 4:45: Questions and Discussion
 
Climate change is a complicated issue that is experienced by each of us on the household level, but has regional, national, and global effects which are increasingly gaining importance with decision making organizations. Mike Eggleston, Senior Community Development Advisor will talk about the various ways in which the Federal Reserve Bank is responding to climate change. He will also share research findings on how climate change impacts low socioeconomic communities and households.
 
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 and Gena (OneSTL coordinators) about OneSTL and the Lab, all are welcome but not required.
 
Presenter: Mike Eggleston, Senior Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis
 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Transit, Equity, and Sustainability

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: Presentations from Lisa Cagle and Bryan Rogers from Bi-State Development
4:25 - 4:45: Breakout Discussion Sessions
 
What does COVID 19 help us see more clearly about transit, equity, and sustainability? And where do we go from here?
 
COVID-19 has brought to light the limitations and the need for greater resiliency in our local and national systems and institutions.What has COVID taught us about our public transportation system, especially in regards to equity and sustainability? Metro Transit team members Bryan Rogers and Lisa Cagle join the March Sustainability Lab to help us think more about transportation, equity, and sustainability, with insights from the last year under the pandemic.
 
Following their presentation there will be multiple breakout sessions for participants to discuss and provide feedback on insights shared by the presenters.
 
If you are new to the Sustainability Lab please feel free to login early at 3:15pm to chat with Aaron and Gena (OneSTL coordinators) about OneSTL and the Lab, all are welcome but not required.
 
Presenters: Bryan Rogers, Director of Long Range Planning at Bi-State Development and Lisa Cagle, Director of Innovative Services at Bi-State Development.
 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

Water and Waste

3:15 - 3:30: Sustainability Lab Intro Session (Optional)
3:30 - 3:45: Check-in join us on Zoom and play trivia 
3:45 - 4:15: Mississippi River Plastics Pollution Initiative - Jenny Wendt 
4:15 - 4:45: Microplastics Monitoring, Mapping and Outreach - Rachel Bartels
 
The February Sustainability Lab will feature two of OneSTL's Working Group leaders, Jenny Wendt from the Materials and Recycling Working Group and  Rachel Bartels leader of the Water and Green Infrastructure Working Group both will be talking about plastic waste in our waterways. 
 
Jenny Wendt will kick us off discussing how ocean plastics are a well-known problem that may seem like a distant problem. But up to 80% marine plastic originates from land-based sources. It is estimated that the Mississippi River drains 40% of the continental United States, creating a conduit for our litter to reach the Gulf of Mexico. Mayors, researchers, citizens, and local organizations are coming together to collect data at different points along the river that can be utilized by decision makers to inspire and take action. 
 
Rachel Bartels will share research she has been working on to measure microplastic pollution in local rivers and streams through Missouri Waterkeeper. She will also discuss the installation, purpose and management plan of multiple water goats (trash traps) at multiple location in the St. Louis region.
 
If you are new to the Sustainability Lab please feel free to login early at 3:15pm to chat with Aaron and Gena (OneSTL coordinators) about OneSTL and the Lab, all are welcome but not required.
 
Presenters: Jenny Wendt, Plastic Waste Reduction Campaign Manager for Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative and Rachel Bartels, Chief Financial Officer for Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper 
 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Virtual Sustainability Lab

The Lab will be held virtually this month!


Virtual Sustainability Lab via Zoom - 

2021 Sustainability Lab Discussion Sessions

3:35 - 3:45: Check-in join the Zoom and play trivia

3:45 - 4:45: Break into discussion session groups

Given the persistent intrusion of the pandemic, we will continue to offer the Sustainability Labs via Zoom.
 
In preparation for a productive 2021, the Lab organizing committee would like to engage you for input and feedback on what would make the Labs as interesting and useful as possible. We would like to hear from you about presentation ideas, speaker suggestions, discussion topics, as well as session lengths and general Lab format.
 
 
Facilitators: Aaron Young, Sustainability Planning Manager at East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Gena Jain, Sustainability Planner at East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Kyle Crawford, Business Process Analyst at Federal Reserve Bank, and Morgan Giles, Sustainability Program Specialist, Ameren Missouri

 

If you cannot attend the event and would like to provide feedback please fill out the survey below. Thank you!

2 minute Sustainability Lab Survey

December 2020 We Are OneSTL - Emily Andrews

To wrap up 2020, we were happy to feature Emily Andrews as our We Are OneSTL December spotlight!

 

Emily is the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Missouri Gateway Chapter,  co-chair of  the OneSTL Energy and Emissions Working Group, and a native St. Louisan. In December, we shared how she got involved in sustainability, the importance of collaboration, her vision for the St. Louis region, and more.

 

Many thanks to Emily! 

 

Here is your sneak peek of her story… all her posts can be seen on our Instagram.

 

“In the next year, the U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis will launch an Energy Resource Hub for the region, which will help building owners and operators make energy improvements. I hope there will be opportunities to expand the work beyond the city limits. The City of St. Louis has led the way, but now it is time for the rest of the region to step up and follow their lead…”

 

 

 

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