with Craig Jung • StLouisGreen.com
Healthy Planet Green Living Editor

The month of April, Earth Month is here! It is my favorite month for Green! There are so many things happening throughout the month, it is absolutely fantastic. Currently there are over 40 events and activities on the StLouisGreen.com calendar.

Hope everyone will join us at the Second Green Ball, a celebration of all things GREEN in St. Louis benefitting our dear friends at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Earthway’s Center. The Ball will take place Saturday, April 2 from 7-11 at the Moonrise Hotel. Creative Green Attire is welcomed and there maybe a few contest winners and a visit from the Green Queen! www.MoonriseHotel.com/greenball

Don’t pitch those pots! Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste by recycling your plastic garden pots, polystyrene cell packs and plant trays at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Since the inception of the program 980,000 lbs of horticultural plastic has been diverted from the landfills. The program kicks off April 2nd and runs through Sept. 30th. Visit the website for a location nearest you. Way to Go Steve!! www.plasticpotrecycling.org

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival that will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 11am to 6pm in Forest Park on the Muny Grounds. They are seeking volunteers to help with the event, if you are interested in helping please visit

Come out and hang with us on National Earth Day. StLouisGreen.com will be hosting an Earth Day Party at the Pepper Lounge Friday April 22nd from 7-10. Stop by and say hi and enjoy some great company, NO rsvp required. For more details- www.stlouisgreem.com

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball will be in full swing along with the volunteer recycling program. The Cards “4 A Greener Game Week” will take place April 19-25th. Join us in helping the Cardinals reach their goal which is 40% diversion rate for their waste. If you would like to help collect recycling between innings and see the game for free sign up by emailing

If you are out and about in Kirkwood on Saturday April 23rd between 10am – 3pm please stop by the Kirkwood Farmers Market and visit with Kirkwood Living Green. They will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on “Living Green”. And yes “a congrats” to Kirkwood for the single stream recycling collection- surpassed more than any other muni in the region weight per household amounts. Should Be Proud! www.kirkwoodlivinggreen.org

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