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January 1-31
Holiday Light Recycling
at whole foods Market
Last year, STLOUISGREEN.com’s Holiday Light Recycling Drive collected over EIGHT tons of holiday lights to recycle. That’s EIGHT TONS that stayed out of the landfill! This year we are hoping to recycle 25 TONS! Customers are encouraged to recycle old holiday lights and extension cords. All unworkable holiday lights, whether from your tree or outdoor decoration, can be brought to our store. The receptacle is located in our cafe.
Recycle Your Christmas Cards
at Whole Foods Market
With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator
Do you ever wonder what to do with all of those Christmas cards at the end of the holiday season? During the month of January, Diane, our Kids Club Coordinator, is collecting the cards to use at a children’s event that she is planning for December 2012. There is a drop off bin in the front of the store. For more information call 636-527-1160.

Now through May 28, 2012
Star Trek: The Exhibition
9:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Saturday. 11am-4:30pm, Sunday. Appearing for the first time in St. Louis at the Saint Louis Science Center, Star Trek: The Exhibition brings 45 years of authentic Star Trek artifacts to life. While entertaining and delighting, Star Trek also foretold the world today: humans exploring other worlds, miracles of modern medicine and even the first cell phone.
Friday, January 6 – Star Trek Trivia Contest
Friday, February 3 – Special Guest: Star Trek: Voyager actor, Robert Picardo
Friday, March 2 – Special Program: Journey to Mars
Friday, April 6 – Special Guest: Star Trek writer, David Gerrold (The Trouble with Tribbles)
Friday, May 4 – Star Trek Costume Contest
Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $13.50 for children and half-price for Science Center Members. Call 314.289.4424 or visit boldlygoexplore.org.

January 6
Star Trek Trivia Contest
Plan to Attend Star Trek First Fridays! Put on your Spock ears and come to the Science Center on the first Friday evening of each month during the run of Star Trek: The Exhibition! In addition to touring the exhibition for a special evening rate, you can participate in a Public Telescope Viewing outside the Planetarium and see the new Star Trek-inspired Planetarium show. Learn more about how science fiction has inspired scientific endeavors. At 9 pm, gather in the Fizz Factory for music and then, at 10 pm head to the OMNIMAX® theater to view a Star Trek film. The 10 pm Star Trek movie will change each month; stay tuned for the schedule!  Each Star TrekFirst Friday will feature a special activity; on Friday, January 6–Star Trek Trivia Contest.  Star Trek: The Exhibition will be available for a special evening rate for non-Members. Prices are as follows:  Non-Member Adult/Senior – $14 Non-Member Child 5-12 – $12.  Parking will be FREE for Star Trek First Friday evenings. Mark these Star Trek First Fridays in your Captain’s Log!

January 7
WINTER CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL (Ages 2-8)
10 am-Noon. Join us for a fun-filled morning in winter! Explore activity stations and enjoy a concluding drama performance in our Theater. Free. The College School, 7825 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119, 314-962-9355, www.thecollegeschool.org.

January 7 & 9, 2012
“Pig CAFOs: Health and the Environment”
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/07 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/09 at 8:00 p.m.  How do CAFOs affect people living near them?  Don Fitz and Darvin Bentlage discuss effects of the concentration of meat packers on the food supply of the country (such as samenela outbreaks).  This Green Time includes footage from “Pig Business.”

January 10
State of the Chapter Report
U.S. Green Building Council
For those who are new to environmental protection topics, the January 10, 2012, U.S. Green Building Council Chapter meeting is an efficient way to catch up with local eco activities. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page, St. Louis zip code 63114.   Topics include updates  “from the trenches” on current projects;  the latest energy legislation and other energy initiatives in several unique committees. New and returning Board Directors will be introduced, along with meeting plans for the year. Music, networking and refreshments will be available both before and after the educational meeting.  For more details and to register, go to www.usgbc-mogateway.org/events  or call 314-577-0225.
January 10
21-Day Ultra Simple Post-Holiday Cleanse
Information Meeting January 10, 2012, 7pm at Cheryl’s Herbs. Join Dr. Rebecca Gould D.C and The Healing Center for the Ultra-Simple 21-day Detox program. This workshop will help you release bad habits and develop a healthier relationship with food. Get back on track after the holidays. Program includes 5 meetings, individual and group support, manual, recipes, tips and tricks and optional post-cleanse meetings. Start the New Year right! Visit www.HealingSTL.com or call 314-727-2120 for more information or to register. Happy Holidays!

January 10
Integrating Alternative Medicine
with Conventional Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine – Learn how to build your immune system and take charge of your health. If you are suffering from chronic conditions, you’ll learn why you don’t have to live with your “incurable” symptoms anymore. Topics covered include: Cancer, Heart Disease/Stroke, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Nutrition, and many more. You should come to this discussion also if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic – Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

January 11
Nutrition and Weight Management Program Features Dietitian’s Best Tips
St. Anthony’s Medical Center will present an eight-week nutrition and weight management program titled “Newtritious You!” from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 29.  Classes will be in the auditorium on the first floor of St. Anthony’s, 10010 Kennerly Road in south St. Louis County. Registered, licensed dietitians at St. Anthony’s will present the in-depth nutrition and weight management program, which focuses on lifelong healthy eating behaviors, rather than “a quick fix.”  This program was developed by St. Anthony’s dietitians, medically recognized experts in nutrition, specifically for individuals ready to make positive changes toward a healthy lifestyle. Participants will receive: • an individualized meal plan with specific guidelines on what to eat. • the latest in nutrition research and recommendations on cholesterol, weight management, triglycerides, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.. • tips on how to keep that motivation going.• exercise and fitness guidelines. • information on healthy cooking and what’s in a dietitian’s fridge. • tips on guilt-free dining out and much more. Cost is $135, with a discount for seniors and employees.  Participants will receive all class materials, including a handbook with nutrition information and “Dietitian’s Best Tips.”  For a preview of what the class entails, as well as tips on how to stock a healthy fridge and pantry, check out the videos at http://www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/news/news.asp?UID=710.  Individual follow-up support with a dietitian is available, at a cost of $90 for six monthly visits.  Advance registration is encouraged.  The deadline for registration is Jan. 6.  To register, call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 1-800-554-9550; or visit www.stanthonysmedcenter.com.

January 14
5th Annual Dogs & Suds Benefit Dog Wash
Supporting OpSpot – Operation Stop Pet Overpopulation!  Friendly volunteers from OpSpot will be washing and drying dogs for only $15 with 100% of the proceeds benefitting OpSpot.  While their dogs are being washed and dried guardians can sample hand-crafted beers from Square One Microbrewery and Distillery and other treats.  Wash and Dry are on a first-come, first served basis.  Held at Four Muddy Paws Lafayette Square St. Louis location, 1711 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104.  Visit www.fourmuddypaws.com for more information.

January 14 & 16
GREEN TIME TV in 4 MO Cities:
“Pig CAFOs in Missouri”
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/14 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/16 at 8:00 p.m.  Don Fitz and Darvin Bentlage discuss advantages that big agriculture gets but family farmers don’t receive.  They look at ways that CAFO owners get around restrictions and how anti-trust laws could be applied to meat packers. This Green Time includes footage from “Pig Business.”

January 17
Connecting Your Health
Between Your Teeth and Body
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

January 17
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship, learning opportunities in Medical Spiritual Information and exercises to strengthen your journey in managing your plan of care and treatment. Support Group Leaders: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. and Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. When: Third Tuesday each month (with an occasional exception) at 6:30 pm. at our healing clinic, Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date, 314-432-7802. For more information, read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

January 21 & 23
CAFOs AND HUMAN HEALTH
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/28 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/30 at 8:00 p.m.  Host Don Fitz and Kathleen Logan-Smith of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Russ Kremer of the Missouri Farmers Union discuss health problems of Confined Animal Feeding Operations, including upper respiratory ailments, nausea, pulmonary edema, asthma, headaches and brain damage.

January 21 & 23
Sustainable Hog and Cattle Raising
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 01/21 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 01/23 at 8:00 p.m.  Sustainable animal raising means chickens pecking at insects, hogs rooting for grubs and cattle meandering across fields.  Don Fitz and Darvin Bentlage discuss how huge farming operations threaten the livelihoods of rural Missourians.  This Green Time includes footage from “Pig Business.”

January 24
Detoxification 101
At Whole Foods Market
6:30 – 8:00 pm, Free. Rebecca Gould DC, HIS, Doctor of Chiropractic, Internal Health Specialist. Are you striving for better health and habits in 2012? Did the holiday season leave you feeling sluggish? Detoxification may be one way to help restore that lost vitality. There are many products, books and internet sites related to detoxification, but they seldom address two important questions:  “How do I know if I need to detox?” and “How do I know when I am done?”  Dr. Gould understands the body’s detoxification systems; biochemically and nutritionally. She will teach you some self-assessment methods for determining your health status and will describe a number of different procedures and programs for getting your health back on track. Whole Foods Market Galleria. For more information call 314-968-7744.

January 27-29
BiState Green Expo – See pages 13 & 32

February 3 – Special Guest: Star Trek: Voyager actor, Robert Picardo.
Plan to Attend Star Trek First Fridays!
Each Star TrekFirst Friday will feature a special activity; on Friday, February 3- Special Guest: Star Trek: Voyager actor, Robert Picardo. Friday night, enter to win lunch with Robert Picardo on Saturday, February 4. Winners will be drawn at 9:45 p.m. on Friday. Must be present to win. 18 and older only. Lunch is for the contest winner only, no guests. There will be an additional drawing on Saturday morning. Star Trek: The Exhibition will be available for a special evening rate for non-Members. Prices are as follows: Non-Member Adult/Senior – $14 Non-Member Child 5-12 – $12. Parking will be FREE for Star Trek First Friday evenings.

Mark these Star Trek First Fridays in your Captain’s Log!

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