August 2, 4
The Right to Farm or the Right to Harm?
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 8/02 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 8/04 at 8:00 p.m. Wes Shoemyer explains that Missouri law guarantees rights to family farmers; but the so-called “Right to Farm” would extend these rights to corporations. That could give advantages to CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) and huge corporations that are not even headquartered in Missouri.

August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Push for Pencils by KidSmart At Whole Foods Market
12pm – 3pm, Free, Reservations not required
KidSmart staff and/or volunteers will be in our store every Saturday in August from Noon – 3pm to share more information about their mission and to collect school supplies for their Push for Pencils program! Learn more about this campaign to provide St. Louis children with basic school supplies here: http://www.kidsmartpushforpencils.org. For more information please call 314-968-7744.

August 5
Green Speaker Series At Maryville
Aviram Rozin. Founder of Sadhana Forest will give a free talk on ecological and humanitarian efforts in developing countries. Tuesday, August 5, 7 p.m. Buder Commons at Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141. Park in General Parking lots such as 6, 19, or 20. Aviram Rozin and his wife Yorit moved from their native Israel to India in 2003 and founded the non-profit Sadhana Forest (SF). In addition to performing reforestation, SF teaches sustainable living, increases food security through ecological transformation, reclaims wasteland to productivity, and restores the water cycle and raises the water table, all of which help raise the living standards of the local inhabitants. This Green Speaker event is sponsored by the City of Town & Country’s Green Team Commission. Reusable grocery bags will be given away at the talk.

August 7
In-Depth Seminar
LEED for Schools Certification in a 21st Century Learning Environment. Building sustainable schools creates a healthy environment in which students can learn. Many schools utilize the LEED for Schools rating system as a goal-setting and performance metric for sustainable schools. School designers will describe the challenging yet engaging process of LEED certification, requiring involvement from and heightened collaboration between designers, constructors, faculty and building owners/operators. August 7, 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Jerome & Rosemary Flance Early Learning Center, 1908 O’Fallon Street, St. Louis, MO 63106. $30/USGBC-MGC Member. $45/Non-member. $15 for School Representatives (staff, faculty, admin). Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email, hope.gribble@mobot.org, or phone (314) 577-0225.

August 7-10
Tibetan Buddhist Master Lama Lodu Rinpoche Teachings
Join us for any or all of 6 sessions of essential Buddhist teachings from the Mahayana and Vajrayana (Tantric) traditions. Lama Lodu Rinpoche, lineage holder of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, shares timeless knowledge, both practical and profound, for living more peacefully with oneself and the world. His message of lovingkindness reaches everyone regardless of religious affiliation. Thurs. and Fri., August 7-8, 7-9pm. Sat. and Sun., August 9-10, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. The Healing Arts Center, 10073 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122. Suggested donation: $30 per session or $150 for 6 sessions. Open to everyone regardless of ability to contribute donation. www.kdkstl.org and www.facebook.com/kdkstl or call Kati @ 314-809-2441.

August 9
Singing Bowl Therapy Workshop: Finding Your Center through Sound and Vibration
Presented by Vickie Jenny. 9am-12noon. $55. Singing Bowl Sound Therapy combines the elements of sound and sensation to create a unique healing environment. Hand-hammered metal bowls of various sizes and tones are carefully placed on the body and gently played. The receiver is encouraged to enter a state of deep relaxation through the meditative tones they hear and the calming vibrations they feel coursing through the skin, muscles and tissues. In this three hour introductory workshop, we experiment with a wide variety of singing bowls, taking time to listen deeply and mindfully feel vibration. Vickie Jenny has been a massage therapist for over 10 years in the USA and Europe and currently has her own massage and sound therapy practice. She completed her Singing Bowl Sound Therapy training in her current home of Innsbruck, Austria, where this type of therapy is very popular. She brings her passion and knowledge for this modality with her to share on visits to the United States. To register for the class, call the Center for Mind, Body, Spirit at 314.725.6767.

August 9 & 11
Just Energy Policies
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 8/09 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 8/11 at 8:00 p.m. Childhood asthma is epidemic in the African American community. This could be because 68% of African Americans’ live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant. Adolphus Pruitt and Sam Cummings discuss the NAACP’s new report “Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution & Creating Jobs.”

August 9
Free Author visit & talks about her book. Booksigning. Presented by: Joyce Stewart, LCSW. Saturday, August 9th, 1:30pm-2pm. Holistic Journey, 216 Frank Scott Pkwy East, Swansea, IL 62226. 618-234-8280. www.yourholisticjourney.com.

August 12
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
August 12 – FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional 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 also if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic – Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative 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 12
Sustainability as a National Strategic Imperative
Retired U.S. Marine Corp Colonel Mark “Puck” Mykleby will provide an overview of his work developing a new American grand strategy. This effort began in July 2009 when Mykleby and Navy Captain wayne Porter were asked by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to consider what a new national grand strategy should look like. He and Porter determined that sustainability needs to become our national strategic imperative if we, as a nation, are to meet the challenges and pursue the opportunities emerging in front of us as we continue into the 21st Century. In this presentation, Mykleby will frame out the logic of sustainability as the organizing logic for our nation as well as a framework for implementation that connects macro policies with Main Street, USA. 5:30-6:15 pm – Registration & Networking; 6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation. Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103). Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students; $20 for Non-members. Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at usgbc-mogateway@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.

August 14
Lunch & Learn for Prospective Green Schools Quest Mentors
We are hosting a Lunch ‘n Learn for prospective Green Schools Quest Mentors on August 14 from 12:00-1:00 pm. If you’re considering becoming a mentor, but not sure, this will be a great opportunity for you to hear from past mentors and learn about what is involved. Apply Now to be a Green Schools Quest Mentor! We are gearing up for the second year of the Green Schools Quest: A Project Based Challenge and we want YOU to get involved! For more information call 314-577-0225 or email hope.gribble@mobot.org.

August 16
La Leche League of Greater St Louis’ Annual Conference: Breastfeeding & Parenting: Making it Work!
8am- 4:30. Expand your parenting knowledge with sessions about breastfeeding, getting the sleep you need, working and breastfeeding, positive parenting and more! Pre-registration required by August 11th. $20 for members and WIC participants, $25 for all others. www.lllstl.org/events or call 773-556-8065. Lunch included. At Richmond Heights community Ctr..

August 16 & 18
Residential Energy Efficiency
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 8/16 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 8/18 at 8:00 p.m. For low income homeowners, reduction of energy bills can be critical for affording medications or food. Jessica Freiberger and Connie Taylor discuss residential energy efficiency. They ask why “healthy homes” are important and how home retrofits can provide local jobs.

August 16
The Saint Louis Rams and Yoga Six Partner to Fight Cancer
Yogis and Football Fans Unite to Benefit Pedal the Cause. The St. Louis Rams have enlisted the help of Yoga Six to host Yoga Day at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday, August 16. With a $40 investment, for a package experience that retails at $150, participants will have access to an exclusive one hour yoga class on the field, one ticket to the Green Bay Packers game that same day, and one ticket to an Oakland Raiders game on November 30. A portion of every ticket sale for this event goes directly to Pedal the Cause. Interested participants can register for the event at http://www.stlouisrams.com/tickets/yoga.html.

August 19
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
August 19 – Free Monthly Wellness Support Group. Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship, learning opportunities in Medical Spiritual Information and exercises to strengthen your journey in managing your plan of care and treatment. Support Group Leaders: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. and Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. When: Third Tuesday each month (with an occasional exception) at 6:30 pm. at our healing clinic, Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date, 314-432-7802. For info, read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

August 19
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
August 19 – FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

August 21
Discover & Partner with Plant Spirits
Presented by Shea Morgan. 6:30 – 8:30pm.$40. Join us for a shamanic exploration as we discover the mystery of plant spirits, our guides in this world and in all worlds. Part of this workshop comes from Shea’s studies and jouneys for her essagypublished in the book, The Green Lovers: A Compilation of Plant Spirit Magic, her studies with several teachers/a mystery school on working with plant spirits, and of course her love for gardening and all things in the green world. Shea Morgan is a clairvoyant, clairaudient, psychic empath with a passion for shamanic healing through a working partnership with the divine and allies in the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms. To register, call The Center For Mind, Body & Spirit at 314.725.6767.

August 21
3rd Thursday at Jen’s Resale Boutique
Sales and refreshments one night per month. Shabby Chic Home Decor. Clothing, purses and accessories. 8516 Manchester Road. www.facebook.com/jensresaleboutique.

August 21
Free talk about the benefits of the Art of Ascension
a meditation/mindfulness practice based on Praise, Gratitude, Love and Compassion. 7-8 PM Upstairs in conference room at Gelateria De Leone 3197 S. Grand Blvd. Contact: Dharani 314-825-5677.

August 23
Washington County Home Grown Farm Tour
10-4, Family friendly self guided tour of local farms and ranches, starts in Potosi at the Farmers Market and ends with the Field Dinner 5:30-8:30, The Red Barn in Caledonia, MO. More information and dinner reservations, www.homegrownfarmtour.com.

August 23, 25
Passive House: The Idea
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 8/23 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 8/25 at 8:00 p.m. In 2013, St. Louis saw the construction of its first Passive House, a home that does not require central heating. It is so well designed, insulated, airtight that it uses 90% less energy than similar buildings. Ralph Wafer and Gary Steps discuss how they designed the home with the owners.

August 24
5th Annual Sunset Hills Triathlon
Start Time: 6:30am. Join us for our 5th Annual Sunset Hills Triathlon presented by Swim Bike Run. This challenging sprint distance course consists of a 400yd swim, 11.8 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. The race kicks off at 6:30am on Sunday, August 24th, 2014. Swimming takes place at the Sunset Hills Aquatic Facility, while the bike course circles part of Sunset Hills passing along Laumeier Sculpture Park. The new run course takes runners through beautiful Watson Trail Park, 12450 W. Watson, Sunset Hills, MO 63127. Race Fee: $45. Hosted by City of Sunset Hills. To register or more info call 314-842-7265, or email rharrison@sunset-hills.com.

August 25
6:30-8:30pm. Join us and discover an optimal health program that will help you to reach your healthy weight goals. Topics include the reasons why 85% of “Diets” fail and our safe, effective system for losing 2-5 lbs per week 1st 2 weeks; 1-2 lbs per week thereafter with the help of a free health coach. Our program is is safe and clinically proven program that conserves muscle while it burns fat. You will also meet others who have lost weight with Take Shape for Life and get all your questions answered. Cost: Free. Held at DePaul Hospital May Community Education Center, 12303 DePaul Drive parking lot #3, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For details or to register call Dr Rebecca Gould 314-727-2120 or register online via HealingSTL.com or Facebook/HealingSTL.

August 30
Learn how to create your own amplified pendant and protection from electromagnetic pollution. Materials to be used include the fiberglass resin, copper or metal shavings. Bring or purchase your own quartz crystal, other gemstone and anything else you would like inside the pendant. Presented by: Chris Schwamle. WHEN: Saturday, August 30th, 10am-1pm. Register by 8/23 for materials preparation. WHERE: Holistic Journey, 216 Frank Scott Pkwy East, Swansea, IL 62226. 618-234-8280. www.yourholisticjourney.com