Coffee Break: Growing a Movement for Native Plants & What to Plant!

  • 30 Oct 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom


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Growing a Movement for Native Plants & What to Plant!

Need a break? A quick face-to-face with your green building community? New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day?

Join USGBC-MGC for a 'Coffee Break' - a quick, lively conversation on a timely green building topic!

On Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 10:00 am we are honored to have guest speaker Jean Ponzi, the Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden present the range of partnerships and programs in our Missouri Gateway region that boost biodiversity across our individual communities. Ecological landscaping makes a positive impact on our environment; native plants support habitats, water retention, and are vital to preserving biodiversity. Join us as we discuss what native plants can be planted where - in your own backyard or to enhance your organization's landscape, while learning the resources and programs available to make a positive impact with native plants! 

Friday, October 30
, 2020

10:00 - 10:30 am

Virtually, of course!
You'll receive the Zoom login details after registering. 

Green Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager, EarthWays Center, Sustainability Divison of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
As the Green Resources Manager for EarthWays Center, a division of Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Jean Ponzi responds to public inquiries with resources, referrals and information on sustainable practices, products and services. She is in demand as a public speaker. As a Resource Advisor to the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, a program of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, Jean has since 2010 coached over 190 companies to efficiently integrate sustainable policy and practice into everyday business operations. She is often the face and voice of EarthWays Center in print and electronic media coverage. Jean served as a Residential Green Building Advocate for the region, from 2007-10, on behalf of the US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the St. Louis Homebuilders Association. She has also worked extensively in our community's K-12 schools. She represents the City of St. Louis on the executive board of the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. She has written for, Home Energy, Grist and Missouri Resources magazines and many local publications, in addition to contributing an environmental column, Earthworms' Castings, to The Healthy Planet Magazine since 1997. 

Free - But space is limited! 

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