With Craig Jung

Healthy Planet Green Living Editor



The City of Clayton kicked off their EPA Green Power Community Challenge in June.  Leading municipalities are partnering with the EPA to become Green Power Communities.  As members of the communities, businesses, residents, and the government agencies collectively purchase green power. Clayton residents and businesses can participate by enrolling in the AmerenUE Pure Power or other Green-e certified green power programs or installing an onsite green power system.  The goal is 640 megawatt hours per month.    www.mogpc.com/clayton


Not as green as most, but will lighten up the week a bit.  We all have so much to do during the week come out for some fun and Hula-Hooping at Whole Foods in Brentwood Sat. July 10th from 12-3 with the Lift for Life Gym.


If you are looking to network your business or want to meet with other sustainably like minded people join the St. Louis Sustainable Business Network at Schlafly Bottleworks on Tuesday July 13 from 5:30-7:30 and check the StLouisGreen.com Calendar for the next St Louis Green Drinks event in July!


It is coming, the Loufest Music Festival August 28-29 at Central Field in Forest Park.  This is not just another music festival. Along with 18 bands, including many amazing national acts, the festival is doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint and green up the festival. With a travel green program, energy offsets from AmerenUE Pure Power, a refillable water bottle program, recycling and composting throughout and an Ecozone with area vendors to educate all who are attending, the Loufest is making its mark on how festivals should be responsible in reducing their impact on the environment. Hope to see you there!



Food 4 a Greener Game update: The St. Louis Cardinals, Delaware North Sportservice, StLouisGreen.com, and Operation Food Search all recently teamed up for the 2010 season to distribute the remaining food from game day preparations to feed people at The Bridge.  The total amount of food donated to the Bridge to date is over 14,000 lbs. www.bridgestl.org. See story page 20.