Happy Half Birthday, Earth Day!

Happy Half Birthday, Earth Day!

It’s been 6 months since Earth Day…how are you living Earth Day Every Day?

We celebrate our Half Birthday to encourage others to join us as we re-focus on our mission and build the momentum leading to the 2015 Earth Day Festival. Start planning your involvement by registering your business or organization for a booth at the event, propose an Educational Activity for the Festival or save the date (April 26) and plan to participate as a volunteer or attendee.

Thinking of an Earth Day action or environmental project that won’t take off without a little funding? Organizations, schools and community groups are encouraged to apply for an Earth Day Action Grant – learn more and apply today to turn your vision into a reality! Want to get inspired? Click here to learn about what last year’s grant recipients have been up to.

Don’t wait until April to celebrate Earth Day! Try these tips for everyday action that you can take to do your part and live as an environmentally-engaged citizen.

Start getting excited!

Here at the Earth Day office, we continue to tweak and improve the Festival offerings and brainstorm ways we can bring new friends into the fold. Our new Event Coordinator, Laura Allers-Lowry, really hit the ground running with Festival 2015 planning! She is a whirlwind of ideas and energy.

The 2015 Festival looks to be our best yet, with these plans in the works:

  • A general theme of inclusion: Earth Day, Every Day… for Every One.
  • Extended Festival hours: 10am – 6pm
  • Adjustments to the layout, which includes new locations for the Earth Day Café, stages, and many of the exhibitor category areas, utilizing some new spaces on the beautiful grounds of the Muny in Forest Park
  • An increased focus on showcasing Green Dining Alliance member restaurants in the Earth Day Café
  • A new youth area with family entertainment, EcoArt, and hands-on educational activities, including a special focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), all in one place.

Want to participate?

Follow these links for quick access to information on how to get involved.

What’s a party without some silly pictures?

Join the fun and check out pictures from our super-fun Earth Day Half Birthday album. We offer special thanks to volunteer Emily Mahan who captured the party.

Important Dates.

August – Festival Sponsorships Available
Oct. 22 – Booth Registration Opens
Oct. 22 – Earth Day Action Grants Applications Available
Dec. 19 – Early Bird Pricing Ends
Feb. 13 – Food Vendor Application Deadline
Feb. 20 – Volunteer Registration Opens
Feb. 23 – Group Volunteer Registration Opens
March 2 – Earth Day Cafe Vendors Announced
March 2 – Earth Day Action Grant Application Deadline
March 7 – Late Registration Period Begins
March 23 – Earth Month Kick-off
April 3 – Booth Registration Ends
April 10 – Volunteer Registration Ends
April 25 – Earth Day Eve (fundraiser on the Muny Grounds)
April 26 – Recycling Extravaganza
TBD – Volunteer Orientation
TBD – Festival Evaluation Session

St. Louis Earth Day Board names new President, Traci Lichtenberg

October 14, 2014

The St. Louis Earth Day Board of Directors is happy to announce the election of Traci Lichtenberg as their new President. Traci joined the St. Louis Earth Day Board of Directors in 2011 and has been very involved in the planning of the Earth Day Symposium for the past three years. Previously she has also […]

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Green Business Challenge

September 8, 2014

On Friday, September 5th, St. Louis Earth Day participated in a green business expo, hosted by the Green Business Challenge (a program of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Missouri Botanical Garden). Participants who attended the seminar prior to the expo were treated to a keynote address by Tim Murch, President and CEO of MMMM, a […]

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2014 ROG Explosion

September 3, 2014

Before we knew it, people began catching on to what we were trying to do… In the world of Recycling On the Go, the busy months of August and September are seeing double the festival participation over last year. We thought we were busy in 2013, but in August 2014 we provided full recycling and […]

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Waste Diversion by the numbers at Festival of Nations

August 29, 2014

Despite the weather, International Institute’s Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park August 23rd-24th, attracted huge crowds allowing Recycling On the Go to collect more compostable and recyclable waste than prior years’ Festivals. More than 10,000 lbs. of recycling and nearly 1,200 lbs. of compost were collected by the ROG staff and kept out of […]

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