Green Resources

Guest Blog: Going Green With Metro – The Official Transportation of The St. Louis Earth Day Festival

April 8, 2016

Public transportation, by its very nature, contributes to regional sustainability by keeping tens of thousands of vehicles off area roads each day, which improves our region’s air quality and reduces our carbon footprint. In fact, choosing to ride MetroLink or MetroBus keeps more than 45,000 vehicles off crowded St. Louis area streets each day. Nationally, […]

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Going Green… Change is Afoot in the ‘U City’ Loop!

January 13, 2016

University City is making changes that extend beyond the 2.2 miles of The Delmar Loop trolley project, with plans to become a greener, more sustainable destination district. Thanks in part to a grant by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, University City now offers free recycling dumpsters to businesses that switch to the city’s hauling services. […]

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South Grand movie night for the environment

September 10, 2015

On Friday, October 2, St. Louis Earth Day, in collaboration with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, and the South Grand Business District, will present a free screening of “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective.” During the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2013, film makers Costa Boutsikaris and Emmett Brennan documented over 20 permaculture sites in a […]

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South Grand and St. Louis Earth Day Partner to Eliminate Cigarette Butts

September 8, 2015

Saturday Cleanup Kicks Off Cigarette Recycling program in South Grand In an effort to eliminate street-side litter, South Grand is announcing the launch of a community-wide cigarette recycling program. The program kicks off with a Beautification and Cigarette Blitz Day, a volunteer-based cleanup targeting both the street-side cigarette urns as well as any littered cigarette butts […]

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Is the Big Blue Bin the downfall of the recycling industry?

August 10, 2015

Recently Aaron C. Davis published an article on about some unintended consequences of the typical recycling process in the U.S. The common philosophy to promote public cooperation with municipal recycling is to make it easy for residents. Over the past 20 years, we’ve come a long way in changing habits to promote widespread participation in recycling programs. All […]

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