New leadership on the SLED Board

Brian Pelletier, Board President

Brian Pelletier, Board President

With a new year, comes changes in leadership of the St. Louis Earth Day Board of Directors. After serving as board President for 2 years, Traci Lichtenberg has stepped aside allowing Kakao Chocolate’s Brian Pelletier to hold the gavel. Prior to her departure, she conducted an inventory of board strengths and hopes to recruit a few new members in 2017. Specifically, the board is interested in bringing in a diverse group of individuals whose knowledge and skills will help continue to grow the relevance of our organization into the future. Brian brings years of marketing expertise with him which will continue to be useful as we build public awareness about the organization.

Rounding out the Executive Committee are Jake Barnett as Treasurer, Laura Skiles as Secretary, and John Risberg as President-Elect.

Both Staff and Board are very excited about the next 12 months:

  • We will be holding our Taste of Green fundraiser in October, featuring some of the finest local chefs, who just happen to be members of the Green Dining Alliance.
  • We are adding the Holiday Light Recycling Drive to our programming this year. [tentative]
  • We will be expanding the Festival to a 2-day event in 2017.
  • We are forming a Friends of St. Louis Earth Day group to engage a larger group of individuals in service, contributions, and networking.
  • We are experiencing significant growth in demand for our Green Dining Alliance and Recycling On the Go programs, and hope to expand our capacity to meet that demand.

Why isn’t this recyclable?

July 20, 2016

If our Recycling On the Go team had a dime for every time an event attendee asked this question, we wouldn’t need to hold fundraisers! The fact is, there are many misconceptions and lots of misinformation floating out in the public about current recycling technology. Each region of the country has its own system, but in St. […]

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Whaaat? File: Investigation 1.0

June 21, 2016

Recently, the Recycling On the Go team came across an item at an event that clearly belongs in the “Whaaat?? File.” The Styrofoam cup shown in this picture has a green leaf and earth design around it with the statement,“Shown to biodegrade 84.3% after 1154 days” with a footnote to this information right on the […]

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2016 St. Louis Earth Day Festival in the books!

June 2, 2016
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Earth Day is Every Day, GiveSTL Day is May 3rd

April 28, 2016

THANK YOU to everyone who came out and helped to make last weekend’s events a huge success! We had some of our largest turnouts in years for both Earth Day Eve and the Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival! While Earth Day weekend is always our busiest and most fun time of year, at St. […]

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