Healthy Planet Happenings

August 6
Live, Love, Latch! Parenting Conference Kicks Off National Breastfeeding Month
The local celebration of National Breastfeeding Month kicks off on Saturday, August 6, 2016 with “Breastfeeding and Parenting: Making It Work!” The full-day breastfeeding and parenting conference, which is designed for new, expectant and breastfeeding mothers, as well as interested fathers, partners, grandparents and other caregivers, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Heights Community Center in Richmond Heights. Attendees can expand their parenting knowledge with sessions about positive parenting, early breastfeeding, birth, nursing multiples, breastfeeding and working, supply issues and more. There are also some sessions geared toward lactation and medical professionals. Early bird registration for this affordable conference is encouraged by July 15; walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Non-separating babies are welcome, and on-site childcare will also be available for a fee through The Heights. Complete details, pricing and online registration can be found at www.lllstl.org/lilola2016.

August 6
Electronics Recycling Event
The City of Webster Groves is sponsoring its 6th annual Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, August 6 from 8 am to noon at the Moss Field Parking Lot at Hixson Middle School, 630 S. Elm Avenue (use Ambrose Way entrance). The event is open to the public; all residents, business, churches and schools in the metropolitan St. Louis area are welcome. It is a free event, with the exception of fees for select televisions (CRT, wood console and big screen/projection televisions). For info visit online at www.webstergroves.org.

August 8 & 10
Lunch & Learns At Webster University
Join Webster University Sustainability and Butterfly Energy Works Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm this summer to learn about strategies and solutions being created and used right here in our local community to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability. These events are FREE and box lunches will be provided. After the final session on August 10th, attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a Rolling Ridge Nursery gift card – receiving an entry for each session attended. All sessions are held in East Academic Building 202 (except for the first, which will be in Room 138) located at 545 Garden Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119. Please RSVP to help provide accurate attendance numbers. Parking is available in Garden Park Plaza parking garage. Webster University Sustainability strives to improve campus and community sustainability through education, outreach, engagement, and sustainable operations. The drive to become a more sustainable campus was a priority for President Stroble upon her arrival in 2009. Since then the university community has undertaken significant steps to reduce our impact on the environment, improve campus engagement for sustainability, and support long-term fiscal and community health. Butterfly Energy Works is dedicated to creating energy efficiencies that will change the way you think, work – and live. Whether you are looking for energy conservation opportunities in your home or for your business, we can guide you toward a full measure of health and monetary savings. Because of our years of experience with the technologies and philosophies of green building, we see opportunities that others don’t. To reserve a spot and gain more information on the series, visit webster.edu/sustainability. Additional sponsors of the event include Rolling Ridge Nursery, the Healthy Planet, the College School and SWT Design. For more info contact Kelsey Wingo, 417-343-0508, email Kelseywingo07@webster.edu or Gary Steps at 314-713-3589, or email garysteps@butterflyenergyworks.com.

August 9
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. Please read patient success stories online at www.preventionandhealing.com.

August 9
Steps Toward Achieving Advanced Energy Performance in Existing Buildings
Existing Buildings comprise 98% of the building stock globally. This presentation will present a comprehensive step-wise sequence for achieving various levels of increased energy efficiency from an existing building’s current EUI situation to a 15% or 30% improvement, to bringing the building to the level of energy efficiency up to the current 90.1 Standard requirements to an ultimate energy savings target of achieving a 30% increased energy efficiency over 90.1. WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, WHERE: Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Choteau, Suite 200, 63103, FEE: Free for ASHRAE St. Louis Members, USGBC-MGC Members, and full time students; $20 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org

August 10
Energy Goals and Integrated Design (with focus on Net Zero)
Examine how to implement an integrated design approach that achieves the energy and performance goals of an owner. Materials presented includes ASHRAE’s Energy Targets for Building Codes, ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program, Building Systems’ Commissioning, successful applications of the design guidance provided in ASHRAE’s Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) for 30% and 50% savings over Building Code requirements, and how an integrated design approach is the vehicle by which “Net-Zero” energy facilities will be achieved. WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 8:00 – 10:00 am WHERE: TBD FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC and ASHRAE STL Members, $45 for non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org

August 13, 15
Ignoring the Future: Misuse of Water
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 08/13 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 08/15 at 8:00 p.m. What is the connection between water exhaustion, population growth and income inequality? Don Fitz and Bob Criss discuss how changing rivers has made them more unpredictable. They explore how dams affect bottomland, fish species, salinity of soil, evaporation and electricity generation.

August 16
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth & Body
August 16 – 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. Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

August 18
Free Stroller Tour: Let’s Roll: The Importance of Movement
Laumeier Sculpture Park offers free Stroller Tours on the third Thursday of each month, May– October. Laumeier tours are interactive and designed to engage participants in exploring the relationship between art and nature. Themed tours provide specific perspective on Laumeier’s Permanent Collection to enhance the visitor experience. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents and last approximately one hour. Participants are advised to dress appropriately for the season and wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven pathways. Tour meets Thursday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m. in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org.

August 20
Free Aboretum & Nursery Tour
Join us for a free arboretum and nursery tour with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. Mike or Tom, one of our foresters, will take you on a guided tour of our arboretum where you’ll learn about: * tree identification * rain gardens * suggestions for native plants * Legacy trees grown from State Champions * endangered species * The “Garden of Death” * plants to attract Monarch butterflies. Registration is not necessary but please review the attached map for directions (GPS sometimes takes people to the wrong location). 10:00 Saturday, August 20. (No tour in September as we prepare for our 3rd Annual ArborMeisters Beer Festival) CommuniTree Gardens Nursery, 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights 63146. For more information 314-533-5323 or visit online at www.moreleaf.org.

August 20, 22
Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 08/20 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 08/22 at 8:00 p.m. John Hickey, Steve O’Rourke and Kellye Markowski discuss cost-effective energy efficiency measures businesses can implement along with energy audits of residences. How can businesses take advantage of savings? There could be 84,260 jobs created by transitioning to 100% clean energy.

August 22
Garden Reuse: Cold Frames
Saturday, August 13 and August 27 from 1:00PM – 4:30PM. $65 + $10 materials fee. Matt, from Gateway Greening, will discuss the proper usage of cold frames and successful tips to continue growing your garden throughout the year. After the talk, Jenny Murphy, Director of Perennial, will lead the class step-by-step through the process of building a cold frame from salvaged wood. Please note, this two-day class takes place on Sat., August 13 and Sat., August 27 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm. Last day to register: Monday, Aug. 8.

August 24
Free Seminar: Anxiety & Depression: A New Approach to Relief
Do you suffer “quality of life issues” due to anxiety and depression? These include sleep troubles, mood shifts, irritability, being too reactionary with others, problems with excess or an inability to move forward in life despite knowing you have the smarts? Have you tried the typical pharmaceutical route to no avail, or simply been put off by the many side-effects? Then come and learn about neurotransmitters and the roles they play in your happiness and sense of well-being. Learn all about neurotransmitters, why they become out-of-balance in the first place, how to properly measure your levels and most importantly the method to realign them to optimal levels through natural, amino acid supplementation. Stop putting up with these all-to common, annoying symptoms and begin to get the relief you deserve. 7pm at the Richmond Heights Community Center. Act now to reserve a space as seating is limited. Call 314-374-8396 or email TheArtofRelating@hotmail.com.

August 27, 29
Youth in the Climate Movement
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 08/27 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 08/29 at 8:00 p.m. What experiences did young people have at UN climate talks in Warsaw and Paris? What climate activities are students around the world participating in? What climate issues do they work on after graduation? John Hickey covers these topics with Rachel Westrate, Nick Annin and Natalie Lucas.

August 27
Washington County Home Grown Farm Tour and Field Dinner
Explore farm country and celebrate the growing season in historic Washington County on Saturday, August 27th by attending the 7th Annual Home Grown Farm Tour and Field Dinner. The event kicks off at the Washington County Courthouse Farmer’s Market in Potosi, MO with an information booth, and local craft displays along side market delights of produce, homemade jams, breads and honey. Set out from the Courthouse Square with your farm tour maps on the free, self-guided tour featuring 13 venues highlighting the diversity of local farms and nearly 250 years of history in Washington County. We also offer 3 hour guided tours for $10 on an air conditioned van to selected sites. Visit a Goat Farm, get lost in a corn maze, experience an Ozark hiking Trail, explore a local vineyard and winery, discover ancient Indian artifacts, visit a working cattle ranch or shop for antiques, local crafts and fresh produce. There is something for everyone! The farmer’s market opens at 8 a.m. and most farms are ready for visitors by 10 a.m. Enjoy lunch while benefitting the Farm Tour Agriculture Scholarship by purchasing a locally-sourced BLT or pork loin box lunch at the Courthouse or sample some of the Old Caledonian B&B’s cuisine featuring house-made country herb sausage and sides in Caledonia. Both lunches are $12 each and limited to first come, first served. Call 573-438-8555 to reserve a box lunch.End the afternoon Saturday with the Harvest Field Dinner showcasing locally produced foods. This event features appetizers, local wine and a leisurely four course, farm dinner set on a vintage farm and beautiful vineyard at Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard, Potosi, MO. Enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers while you browse the offerings on the silent auction table. Tickets are $60/person and proceeds benefit the Washington County Farm Tour Scholarship and Grant Fund. To reserve your seat at the table, call Debby at (573) 438-8555. Credit cards, checks and cash accepted. Visit www.homegrownfarmtour.com for more details about the tour and dinner. Keep up with the farm tour activities by liking Home Grown Farm Tour on Facebook! #HomeGrownFarmTour2016.