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Articles from ‘June 2021’ Issue

2021 Virtual Green Living Festival2021 Virtual Green Living Festival Help your family, friends and coworkers live green!

Join the EarthWays Center online June 2-4 for a virtual series of workshops, panel presentations, family-friendly activities, and exhibitor spotlights that explore the links between sustainability, conservation, and a healthy environment. The Virtual Green Living Festival will help you explore: Energy and Efficiency, NatureScaping and Planet and Personal Wellness. Presented by Ameren Missouri and hosted by… [click headline to read more]

Forest Bathing, Creativity & Connection June 20

By Linda Wiggen Kraft Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

Join me for a Nature Journey titled “Forest Bathing*, Creativity, Connection” on June 20. This three-hour outdoor workshop weaves together an intimate connection with nature and creativity while experiencing and exploring the wild, tame and healing land of Forest Park. I will be leading a small… [click headline to read more]

Pond-O-Rama2021 Pond-O-Rama Tour June 26-27

The St. Louis Water Garden Society (SLWGS) is celebrating 31 years as a society sharing information about fish, ponds, and gardens. This year is the Society’s 21st annual water garden and pond tour,

2021 Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2021 tour will feature private… [click headline to read more]

MDC and the World Bird Sanctuary partner to present three World of Wings programs in June

Photo Caption: A World Bird Sanctuary naturalist holds a species of owl on her leather glove during a presentation.

Learn about birds up close at these free events happening on June 6, 18 and 27. Ask people what they feel the most amazing animal on Earth is, and many well tell you—birds. Humans have long been […]

Hike More, Worry less in Shawnee Forest Country of Southern Illinois

Photo Caption: An outdoor enthusiast takes a break to take in the beautiful scenery in the Garden Of The Gods area of Southern Illinois.

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Both located just off Karbers… [click headline to read more]

Conversation Starters

Get your garden party off to a great start with these fun, sun-loving perennials.

By Abby Lapides

“What smells so delicious?”

Bring season long, non-stop color and spicy clove scent to your garden with ‘Georgia Peach Pie’ Pinks, Dianthus. You’ll adore this delight for its peachy-pink frilly blossoms with fascinating darker center halos of raspberry and apricot. They… [click headline to read more]

Take Action for Cleaner Air This Summer to Maintain Healthy Lungs as COVID-19 Lingers

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

While the St. Louis region and cities nationwide are experiencing a decline in the number of overall COVID-19 cases, the staggering toll of the pandemic has driven home to the world the importance of healthy lungs. New research shows that exposure to elevated levels of air pollution is linked… [click headline to read more]

Dr. Amy DavisA Healthy Flora Creates a Happy Gut!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

When intestinal flora is healthy, it favorably impacts your overall health and vice versa. Understanding how to rebuild your flora is key to improving your digestion, ability to fight infections and a healthy weight for starters.

The flora (trillions of microbes that inhabit your intestines) is important for many reasons.

DigestionVitamin production –… [click headline to read more]

earthday 365 Green Calendar

Engage Virtually, Act Locally!! Click here to view earthday365 and Community Events.

Publisher’s Corner

A Time To Grow      

June is one of my favorite months. Spring has really sprung, summer is almost here and life is blooming again as the covid-19 pandemic is waning. We should be cautiously optimistic. If you have not gotten vaccinated, you better wear a mask and stay away from crowds. If you are fully… [click headline to read more]

Earthworms’ Castings

By Jean Ponzi

EarthWays Green Living Festival

Sustainable – Useful – Funfor TWENTY YEARS!

We celebrate Earth Day every April 22. On a chilly fall day in 2001, an Energy Fest in mid-town St. Louis anchored the other side of the year. One Green event in spring, one in fall. For a while, that was it!… [click headline to read more]

Conservation Corner: Something to Bear in Mind…

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

Photo Caption: Bears are no longer just hanging out in the deep Ozarks—you could possibly see one in your area someday! Photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Many people think of bears as only living deep in the remote Ozark forests of Missouri. And for a long time,… [click headline to read more]

Noboleis Vineyards: Enjoy the Day At A Family-Owned, Family-Grown Winery

Situated on 84 acres in the first designated AVA in the country, Noboleis Vineyards offers panoramic views of the historic, rolling hills of Augusta, MO. Enjoy a Wine Flight out on our hilltop pavilion while you take in the rolling hills of the surrounding vineyards or sidle on up to the bar in the Tasting… [click headline to read more]

“Known & Grown” Farmer’s Market Guide

By Jenn DeRose Know & Grown Manager Missouri Coalition For The Environment

Every season, Known & Grown STL (a program of Missouri Coalition for the Environment) creates a Farmers Market guide to make finding food from local, sustainable farmers in our program easy.

In order for a market to be included in our guide, they must have… [click headline to read more]

ARTful Living: There is an Art to Living

By Mike “Michelle” Ochonicky Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Photo Caption: Sunset at the River, photograph by Ruth Harrigan.

Like all of us, during the social isolation compelled by COVID-19, I did a lot of thinking. I came to recognize that life can be truly artful, despite circumstances beyond our control that may impact it. I lost four… [click headline to read more]

M�a�l�a�y�a� �S�i�y�Flance Early Learning Center Honored as a 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

By Malaya Siy, Missouri Green Schools AmeriCorps VISTA

This Earth Day, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees, including our local Flance Early Learning Center.

Incoming Flance Board President, Evan Fowler, shared “It’s an honor to be one of only three early education centers in the country… [click headline to read more]

Gleaning Program Helps Connect Farmers to their Community by Giving Back

By Christen Commuso

Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s (MCE) Food and Farm Program not only works to diversify Missouri’s farming economy, helps environmentally responsible farmers thrive, organizes community-led food justice programs, and conserves fertile soils and clean water, but the program also helps ensure access to a healthy, secure food supply for all people… [click headline to read more]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: E-Lawn Must and the Birds and the Bees

by Tom Braford

Our yard is all natural. Since our neighbors’ are all neatly manicured, I feel I need to keep ours somewhat trimmed up.

So, if you have to keep the grass cut, E-Lawn Must is a must for the eco-conscious. They are all battery, renewable electric so no noxious fumes and just a fraction of… [click headline to read more]

Kids for CrittersTHE HEALTHY PLANET GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS

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St Louis Forest Park PlayscapeForest Park’s Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Playscape To Open June 2

Funded by donors to Forest Park Forever, the 17-acre experiential destination will open to the public June 2, 2021

Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry are pleased to announce that the new Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Playscape in Forest Park will open to the public on… [click headline to read more]

2021 Virtual Green Living Festival Help your family, friends and coworkers live green!

Join the EarthWays Center online June 2-4 for a virtual series of workshops, panel presentations, family-friendly activities, and exhibitor spotlights that explore the links between sustainability, conservation, and a healthy environment.

The Virtual Green Living Festival will help you explore: Energy and Efficiency, NatureScaping and Planet and Personal Wellness.

Presented by Ameren Missouri and hosted by… [click headline to read more]

Take Action for Cleaner Air This Summer to Maintain Healthy Lungs as COVID-19 Lingers

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

While the St. Louis region and cities nationwide are experiencing a decline in the number of overall COVID-19 cases, the staggering toll of the pandemic has driven home to the world the importance of healthy lungs. New research shows that exposure to elevated levels of air pollution is linked… [click headline to read more]