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

The month of April proved to be a fantastic month of Earth Day Celebration’s. What a wonderful time of the year! The St. Louis Cardinals “4 A Greener Game” got off to a great start, the dvd GashOle released. You may remember it showing here a couple of years ago at the Tivoli. With the delightful weather, a huge crowd turned out for Earth Day at Forest Park for a celebration that brought camel bikes and great music.

All the planting you are doing this spring- 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

Shopology, the 2nd Annual St. Louis World Fair Trade Day Festival is taking place on May 14th from 11am-4pm. Shop and learn how to be a Shopologist stretching your dollars into living wages and sustainable practices that support people and the planet. Clothing and accessories, coffee, chocolate and other foodstuffs, baskets and boxes, games, holiday items, home decor, jewelry, musical instruments, rugs, stationery and books, tableware, toys, sporting equipment…Buy and learn from organizations right here in St. Louis. This fun, family-friendly event will also feature live entertainment and food for purchase. It is taking place at Kirkwood Baptist Church, 211 North Woodlawn Ave. in Kirkwood.

The 8th Annual Clean Air Festival at Kiener Plaza takes place on Thursday May 19th at 11:00am-1:00pm. So if you are downtown come on over to kick off the summer air quality forecasting. Music from the Soulard Blues Band and the Green Strum Project and many other exhibitors will be present. They will offer area residents and downtown employees convenient access to free information on how they can go green and do their share for cleaner air. http://www.cleanair-stlouis.com

Integration Controls is hosting its 3rd Annual Electronics Recycling Drive on May 21 from 9am-4pm at Kirkwood High School. In the past two years approximately 350 TONS of unwanted electronics and appliances filled 28 tractor trailers. With your help they look forward to doing more this year! http://www.integrationcontrols.com click on electronics recycling.

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