Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1, 3
The National MLK Streets Initiative
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/01 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/03 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guests Melvin White, Andre Blunt and Robert A. Powell discuss how the Beloved Streets of America vision started and how it has received support. They explore what the mission is nationally and the capital campaign it is launching.

October 8
Demystifying Sustainability: The Impact of the Individual
Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference at Webster University.
The sustainability movement has reached into the rhetoric of nearly every industry, with uses of the word “sustainability” being vast and varied. Join us for a compelling day of discovering the remarkable ways people strive to leave the world better than when they found it. The event will host panels, breakout sessions and presentations featuring local food providers, environmental professionals, urban ecology experts, student activists and other local sustainability champions. The conference will provide a dynamic atmosphere where individuals from all walks of life can gather to uncover sustainability’s past, present and future. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, Webster Groves Campus, East Academic Building, 8am–6pm www.webster.edu/sustainability/conference/.

October 8, 10
Looking at Medical Marijuana
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/08 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/10 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guests Dan Viets and Sheila Dundon ask why states that have legalized marijuana for medical use have less worker absenteeism, less prescription drug use and less opioid overdoses. They discuss patients with medical needs for marijuana who are treated like criminals.

October 11
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
October 11 – 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.

October 15
Innisbrook Open House
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October 15, 17
A Local Look at Energy Efficiency
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/15 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/17 at 8:00 p.m. Residential energy efficiency can play a key role in reducing demand for electricity. Host John Hickey discusses energy efficiency measures for homes with Jim Jordan and Stephen Mahfood. They look at how energy efficiency can affect utility bills and rebates being offered.

October 18
Prairie Polycultures: Sustainable, Edible Landscapes
Join us for a discussion on efforts underway to increase biodiversity and stewardship of natural resources within Midwestern building, agricultural, and native landscapes! While reinforcing the critical importance of conserving remnant prairies, Carol Davit will focus in on success stories of vibrant prairie plantings at corporate campuses, homes, and public spaces throughout Missouri. Scott Allegrucci will share The Land Institute’s work on perennializing grain, oil seed, and pulse varieties – the kinds of plants that make up much of our human diet – as an alternative to the current commodity crop agricultural model. This is not about integrating edibles into designed landscapes, but rather, about ecologically sound and resilient agriculture that can evolve beyond niche practices. Scott will be joined by Dr. Allison Miller of Saint Louis University, who will share her collaborative research project focused on curating a global inventory of plants that may be suitable for large-scale cultivation in this The Land Institute-scenario. WHEN: Tuesday October 18, 5:30-7:30 pm WHERE: Alberici, 8800 Page, 63114 FEE: Free for all attendees REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

October 18
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
October 18 – 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.

October 22
Perennial Lost+F(o)und Fundraiser
Join Perennial for the 6th annual Lost + F(o)und fundraiser on Saturday, October 22nd from 7:00-11:00pm at City Garden Montessori School (1618 Tower Grove Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110). Lost + F(o)und is an opportunity to celebrate and explore firsthand an evening of reuse, creativity, and sustainability in St. Louis. The evening will be filled with do-it-yourself upcycling projects alongside local bites, brews, and tunes by KDHX DJs. Enjoy complimentary homemade pie, local pizza from Dogtown Pizza, wine, and craft beer from St. Louis micro-breweries, including Urban Chestnut Brewing Co and Schlafly Beer. Throughout the evening, visit each of our craft stations for make-n-take projects, boogie-woogie to KDHX beats, and bid on green, handmade, and local products and experiences in our silent auction. Tickets start at $30 (or become an individual sponsor at the $100 level and get your name on a handmade sign). Ticket prices increase to $35 at the door. All proceeds support Perennial’s educational programs, which make a creative and sustainable lifestyle accessible to all! (314) 832-2288. perennialstl.org.

October 22, 24
Broken System: Effects on Health Care Workers
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/22 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/24 at 8:00 p.m. How does it affect health care workers to have seriously ill patients talk about whether their families would have less financial distress if they died? Host Don Fitz and guests Mimi Signor and Dr. Pamella Gronemeyer discuss how the private insurance monopoly impacts professional ethics.

October 27
Evaluating Healthy Building Design
This seminar will examine findings from a year-long evaluation of residents of Hillman Hall, a new on-campus building at Washington University specifically designed to be “healthy.” Presenter Amy Eyler, Assistant Dean for Public Health and Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis’s Brown School of Social Work, and her colleagues used accelerometry, observations, and surveys to study the effect of Hillman’s innovative features—including abundant stairs, standing desks, and natural lighting—on the people who regularly work there. Effective strategies for creating healthy workspaces and how to evaluate and improve your own buildings will be discussed. WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 3:30 – 5:00 PM WHERE: Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 N. Warson Rd. 63132 FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members; $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

October 29, 31
Broken Health Care: Patients and Families
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/29 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/31 at 8:00 p.m. Why does health care cost so much more in the US than in other countries? Host Don Fitz and guests Mimi Signor and Dr. Pamella Gronemeyer ask if there there are people not using health insurance because of copays and deductibles ? Should Americans make health care a civil right?

October 30
Walk To Feed The Hungry
The Buddhist Council of Greater St. Louis, in association with Buddhist Global Relief, host the 5K(arma) Walk to Feed The Hungry with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi. All proceeds benefit Buddhist Global Relief’s hunger and poverty projects. Open to all ages; registration required. The walk takes place Sunday, October 30th at the Sons of Rest Pavilion, located in Tower Grove Park at 1pm. For more information, visit www.buddhistglobalrelief.org or The Buddhist Council of Greater St. Louis facebook page.