Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1 – 31
Non-GMO Month
Non-GMO Month was created by the Non-GMO Project in 2010 as a platform for raising awareness on the GMO issue. Non-GMO Month is an opportunity to coordinate our voices and our actions, so that we can stand up loudly and clearly for our right to know what’s in our food, and to choose non-GMO. In March of 2013, Whole Foods Market announced we would label all products in our US and Canadian stores to indicate whether they contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Since GMOs are so prevalent in the major food crops in our country — they’re a majority of US corn, soy, canola, cottonseed and sugar beets crops — this process will be challenging. But we are working hard and have committed to having labeling for all products by 2018. Whole Foods Market is the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency. We currently sell over 6,000 products represented by more than 500 brands that are sourced non-GMO, more than any other retailer in North America. For additional information and ways to choose foods without GMOs, visit our website at: www.wholefoodsmarket.com/gmo-your-right-know. 314-968-7744.

October 1
Operation Food Search Open House
EXPERIENCE a Day in the Life at Operation Food Search at an Open House from 11:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. LEARN how to be a shining example in helping us heal the hurt of hunger during this holiday season as we kick-off our “90 Days of Giving” holiday campaign with our Open House! For a full schedule of events, activities and volunteer opportunities visit www.OperationFoodSearch.org. 6282 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130. RSVP appreciated at 314-726-5355 x 24 or Derek.May@OperationFoodSearch.org.

October 2 & 3
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
Distinguish yourself with a LEED Green Associate credential! USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s two full-day (16 hours total) LEED Green Associate Exam Prep course is designed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Skilled instructors will provide an introduction to LEED, discuss methods of sustainable project delivery and green building principals, and offer test taking tips. WHEN: Thursday & Friday, October 2 & 3, 8:30 – 5:00 pm both days WHERE: Exact Location TBA FEE: FEE: $200.00 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members, $250.00 for Non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

October 4
Ninth Annual Grove Fest
Join us for the Ninth Annual Grove Fest on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm. Grove Fest is located in the Grove, the vibrant commercial district in St. Louis City along Manchester Ave. between Kingshighway and Vandeventer. Featured fare includes Russian, Afghani, Lebanese and Irish cuisine, all from establishments in the Grove. In addition, be on the lookout for the announcement of a special beer release party as Urban Chestnut Brewing Company puts their spin on a special concoction made exclusively for Grove Fest. Vendors will feature hand-made apparel, one-of-kind jewelry, erotic tapestries, visual art and organic produce and goods. For more information about Grove Fest call 314-262-4082.

October 4
St. Louis Be Young Total Health
Conference/Training. Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterfield. 9am -10pm. Due to limited space Reservations are required. Please call or text name and phone number to Donna 314-420-0564.

October 4
The Missouri Coalition for the Environment
is excited to announce that Lois Gibbs, nominee for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, is coming to St. Louis to share her experiences and hear from people impacted by the West Lake Landfill. 12pm–4pm. The event is FREE, open to the public, and a light lunch with refreshments will be provide during registration (11–11:45am) for FREE. Please RSVP. Space is limited to 260 people! Will you help MCE make some phone calls? If yes, contact Ed Smith at (314) 727-0600 x14.

October 4, 6, 2014
Redeveloping North St. Louis
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/4 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/6 at 8:00 p.m. Romona Taylor Williams and Rev. Elston McCowan discuss how urban renewal dismantled the infrastructure of the black community. They also look at how cities like Paris, France are built more sustainably and how development could happen without excluding people.

October 5
Pianos For People announces its second annual 100 FINGERS benefit to be held on Sunday, October 5, between 4 – 9 pm at The Wine Press located at 4436 Olive in the Central West End. A casual evening of high energy with more than 10 outstanding performances and 100 fingers flying will ensue. Tickets can be purchased in person from our valued business partner, Jackson Pianos, located at 4354 Olive Street or info@pianosforpeople.com or call 314-882-6143. Tickets are $45 and include a welcome beverage, nibbles and a $15 tax deduction.

October 5
Pump up your tires, grab your helmet, and join the fun at the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s Annual ECORIDE on Sunday, October 5! There will be a short and long bike ride options, and a walking tour of Soulard! Proceeds from the bike ride will benefit the Chapter’s scholarship fund, which provides green building & sustainability education and training for those who normally would not have access or could not afford it. WHEN: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 8:30 am – 1 pm (rain or shine) WHERE: The bike ride will begin and end at Bworks located at 2414 Menard St., St Louis, MO 63104 in the Soulard Neighborhood. COST: $25 per person, $75 per group (3-5), $150 per team (6-10) REGISTER:

October 11
Garden Heights Art Walk
10am-4pm, Featuring local artists. For entire article see page 29 of this edition of The Healthy Planet.

October 11, 13
Redevelopment Traumas
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/11 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/13 at 8:00 p.m. What are the psychological and social costs of gentrification? How does the rapid gentrification in St. Louis differ from patterns in other communities? Romona Taylor Williams and Samuel Taylor discuss the St. Louis Sustainability Plan and demographic changes in north St. Louis.

October 12
Green Shag Market Art Event
Noon–2pm. Retired local artist John Pils, admired for his drawings of the St. Louis area, will offer a limited selection of prints at THE GREEN SHAG MARKET Oct. 12 thru Oct 26. ARTIST RECEPTION: Mr. Pils will personalize unframed purchases. For more information please call 314-646-8687.

October 14
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
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. Patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

October 14
Urban Chestnut Brewery Tour
The former Renard Paper Co. warehouse and distribution building in Forest Park Southeast (the “Grove”) has recently been converted into a new brewery for Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC). Come explore this project, which is pursuing LEED certification, at the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s annual green building tour! WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30, WHERE: Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, 4465 Manchester Avenue, FEE: Free to USGBC-MGC Members and full time students, $20 for non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

October 17
Join the Mid-Missouri Branch of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the Mid-Missouri Branch of the AIA for a full day of presentations on sustainability and architecture in Columbia, MO! WHEN: Friday, October 17th, WHERE: Columbia City Hall, Columbia, MO, FEE: Free! Lunch available for $10, LEARN MORE: www.sustainapalooza.org.

October 18
Pumpkin Chuckin’ at Crown Valley
Yes! Our very first Crown Valley Pumpkin Chuckin’ and Smash Fest here at Crown Valley Brewery. There’s no cost for Team registration. Act now, to ensure you’re one of the 30 teams competing to be crowned Champion of the 1st Annual Crown Valley Pumpkin Chuckin Smash Fest. Get your team together, along with your cheering section and join us on October 18th. You KNOW this will be a fun day!! Team registration is online at www.crownvalleybrewery.com pumpkin-chuckin-registration. Crown Valley Brewing, 573-756-9700, 13326 State Route F , Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.

October 18-19
Women Join Hands Retreat: Cultivating Inspiring Female Relationships
(with Jill Duncan and Sheila Fazio). Together in a space of unconditional love and support, we will: Realize our own Light and Beauty while applauding these qualities in other women as our SACRED MIRRORS; Gather in sacred circles and fire ceremony; Communicate honestly; Participate in wellbeing practices (Yoga, Meditation, Breath, Chi-Gong); Connect to nature, Raise our voices in song and chanting, Dance in Celebration; Practice Heart-Speak: Integral communication practices for women to heal wounds inflicted by and onto other women; Learn womb wisdom practices and MORE! We WILL Awaken and Enliven our Inner Beings and AUTHENTICALLY connect as beautiful women who are ready to deepen our practice of loving ourselves and other women. By Honoring our Sacred Bond, we will Manifest a New Paradigm for Female Collaboration, Friendship and Empowerment for our Planet!! October 18 10am – October 19th 3pm at Rockhaven Ecozoic Center (www.rockhavencenter.org), 7621 Rivermont Trail, House Springs, MO 63051. $295/person. Info/registration: www.sheilafazio.com.

October 18, 20, 2014
West Lake Landfill: The True Story
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/18 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/20 at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Bob Criss and Ed Smith discuss the underground fire moving toward the radioactive West Lake Landfill. Radiation is known to increase the likelihood of leukemia 38-fold and decrease the proportion of male babies born. West Lake Landfill will actually increase its radioactivity for at least 9,000 years. How could its location in a flood plain / earthquake zone affect the radioactive releases?

October 21
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
October 21 – 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 article on web site at www.Prevention AndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

October 21
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
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. Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

October 22
An Evening of Meditation and Inspiration with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Art of Living Foundation, an international non-profit that offers stress reduction, meditation and self-development programs, is hosting an evening of meditation and inspiration in the presence of international humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Sri Sri has long been a champion of non-violence and social change. His vision is for a stress-free, violence-free society. His conviction is that through individual self-development, societies can realize authentic justice and sustainable evolution. The event with Sri Sri will be held on October 22nd at 6:30pm in the Saint Charles Convention Center. Join us for an inspiring evening with Sri Sri dedicated to self-development and community evolution. For detailed event information please visit: www.behappystl.org.