Greening Your Community - Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time

  • 20 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Ethical Society of Saint Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63117


Join the Jewish Environmental Initiative (a committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council), Missouri Interfaith Power & Light, and  the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a discussion on how gardens can be used as a tool to care for our planet and address climate change. 

The event will feature two keynote speakers followed by a panel discussion.  The first keynote speaker is Mike Roberts, former meteorologist for KSDK News Channel 5, multiple Emmy Award winner and adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University in the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The second keynote speaker, Sylvester Brown, Jr.,  is a former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and current Executive Director of the Sweet Potato Project, a program that teaches at risk youth entrepreneurial skills, including urban farming and marketing skills. 

The follow-up panel speakers will provide specific suggestions for creating your own native or community garden.   They include Dr. KB Frazier of the Cultivating Justice Project, Chris Hartley of the Butterfly House, Kim Reiss of Sugar Creek Gardens, and Matt Schindler of Gateway Greening.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager of the Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center.      

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm - Check In
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Program
9:00 pm - Light Refreshments and networking

WHERE: The Ethical Society of Saint Louis
9001 Clayton Road,
Saint Louis, MO 63117 (map)


REGISTER: Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available at the event. 

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