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Through August 19
MAMMA MIA!
Presented by Stages St. Louis; Robert G. Reim Theatre at Kirkwood Community Center; for ticket info, call 314-821-2407 or visit www.stagesstl.org.

Through August 26
FLORA BOREALIS
Nightly multi-media outdoor experience; 7-9 p.m.; Missouri Botanical Garden; tickets/info, mobot.org.

August 2
Jan Phillips Learning Center Living Building Tour
Visit this building pursuing Living Building Challenge certification. Experience how the Jan Phillips Learning Center is connecting people with nature through hands-on, inquiry-based learning; pairing deep sustainability with The College School’s long held values of conservation and sustainability. WHEN: August 2, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 pm WHERE: Jan Phillips Learning Center, 4180 Doc Sargent Road, Pacific, MO 63069 FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

August 2
ILFI – St. Louis Collaborative Launch Event
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) – St. Louis Region Collaborative is now a part of USGBC-Missouri Gateway! Join us to celebrate this exciting partnership and the launch of our new ILFI committee on August 2nd at the area’s newest building pursuing Living Building Certification, the Jan Phillips Learning Center! WHEN: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 pm Please note this event takes place immediately after our 2-4 pm seminar on the Living Building Challenge and the host building, which is offered for a fee. More info on the 2-4 pm JPLC Living Building seminar available at www.usgbc-mogateway.org WHERE: Jan Phillips Learning Center, 4180 Doc Sargent Road, Pacific, MO 63069 REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

August 4
St. Louis VegFest At The World’s Fair Pavilion In Forest Park
Vegans, vegetarians and conscious eaters of all types have been flocking to vegan festivals all over the world for years. Now, St. Louis is getting its first ever VegFest!
All are welcome to join us on August 4 from 11am-8pm at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park (1904 Concourse Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110) for this free, family friendly event. Stop by to enjoy inspirational speakers and cooking demos, free yoga, cruelty-free merchandise, a kid’s corner, musical performers, and a dance party by the DJs at Utopia Studios. More than 100 vendors and exhibitors will also showcase a wide range of products and resources to help attendees discover the benefits of plant-based living. And of course, it wouldn’t be a VegFest without tons of delicious plant-based faire, including food trucks, baked goods, ice cream, kombucha and more!
Hosted by St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) and sponsored by Bombay Food Junkies, LUSH Cosmetics and Carol House Furniture, St. Louis VegFest aims to champion the ethical, health, and environmental benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. With an estimated 140,000 vegetarians and vegans living in the greater St. Louis area, we hope to delight those that have already chosen this lifestyle, while reaching out to many more St. Louisans about the health benefits, ease and deliciousness of compassionate, sustainable living.
Learn more about St. Louis VegFest and view our growing list of vendors and performers on Facebook @St.LouisVegFest or visit start4animals.org/vegfe!

August 8
Free Introductory Talk on The Art of Ascension
A simple and effective meditative practice based on Praise, Gratitude, Love and Compassion. Join us to hear more about how Ascension can help you:

  • Relieve Stress from the Body
  • Rest Deeper than the Deepest Sleep at night
  • Experience a Deep Peace from within
  • Live more in the Present Moment froma fully centered place
  • Enhance Relationships
  • Enjoy greater Happiness, Health and Well-Being

6:30-7:30pm, The Living Insights Center, 6361 Clayton Rd., St Louis, www.artofascension.com
For more info., contact surya.ishaya@gmail.com or phone 515-735-6987.

August 14
Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal 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 if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic: Prevention and Healing, Inc., 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. Seminar led by Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist. Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal 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.

August 14
Case Studies in Distributed Energy Systems
Presented by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter in partnership with ASHRAE St. Louis Chapter. Distributed Energy Systems encompass a diverse array of generation, storage, energy monitoring and control solutions. Learn about community energy opportunities and the broader impact on energy ecosystems. WHEN: Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103) FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students; $20 for non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

August 19
Experience the Sound of Soul
August 19, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Join us and experience The Sound of Soul. Discover your inner guidance, healing for the body, mind, and spirit, by chanting the sacred sound of HU. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments afterward. St. Louis Eckankar Center, 14538 Manchester Road, Suite 202, Ballwin, MO 63011. Information call (800)-591-0493, or visit online at www.TheSoundofSoul.org.

August 22
Green Schools Quest Mentor Info Session
Learn more about the exciting opportunity to join the Green Schools movement and positively impact our community! A brief overview of the Green Schools Quest program and mentor responsibilities will be presented, followed by the opportunity to hear directly from past mentors as they share their experiences. Light appetizers will be served. WHEN: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm WHERE: Saint Louis Lighting Group, 7414 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143 FEE: Free! REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

August 23
Benchmarking Jam
Energy benchmarking is the process of measuring how much energy your building consumes, and comparing your energy performance to similar buildings. Benchmarking is the first step toward saving energy and money! Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool at the upcoming Benchmarking Jam. All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, schools, congregations, non-profits and local governments are encouraged to attend. WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 4: 00 – 6:00 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110 FEE: Free to all REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

August 24
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
USGBC-MGC’s full-day LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips. Subject areas covered include: Introduction and Core Concepts, Location & Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Test Taking Tips, and Practice Exam. Course includes access to an online practice exam to assist in exam preparation at the conclusion of the course. WHEN: Friday, August 24th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 FEE: $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members, $250.00 for Non-members, *Textbooks costs are NOT included in course fee, *Course fee includes continental breakfast and lunch REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

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