Healthy Planet Happenings

November 1
CE Blitz: Energy in Buildings
Join USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for a full-day Continuing Education Blitz exploring energy in buildings, and earn 7 continuing education units for LEED or AIA professional credentials. From global to building specific, educational content will examine energy policies, usage, systems, and financing. WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 1, 8 am -5 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Monsanto Center 4500 Shaw Blvd. (63110) FEE: $100 for USGBC-MGC, ASHRAE, AEE, & APEC Members, $150 for Non-Members, $75 for Emerging Professionals, $50 for Full-time Students Fee includes continental breakfast & lunch. REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

November 5
Chesterfield celebrates recyling
9:00 am-1:00 pm. Central Park parking lot. Free. www.chesterfield.mo.us. 636.537.4000. In their effort to promote energy conservation and recycling, the Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will be hosting an event to celebrate Chesterfield /Missouri/America Recycles Day on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Central Park with a drive-thru recycling collection through the parking lot at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive. Please note that these services are first come, first served, and may not be available if capacity is reached. For more information, call 636.537.4000. Free, confidential document shredding will be offered by Shred It (five box limit) Electronics recycling will be provided by Midwest Recycling Center (MRC – fees may apply)
Remains, Inc. will be collecting old clothes, linens and paired shoes Republic Services will be collecting all single stream recycling (paper, plastics, glass, etc.) Habitat for Humanity will be on site collecting used and new building materials and supplies for their ReStore program. For more info, visit habitat.org or call 314.531.4155 for their collection guidelines. Bicycles will be collected by St. Louis Bicycle Works. Expired and/or unused prescriptions and over the counter medications by the Chesterfield Police Department and CAPY Charity Sharity is collecting fabric (clean and folded); yarn; needlework; sewing tools, notions and accessories; and sewing machines. St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center is collecting new and gently used art, school, office supplies and MUCH MORE – please visit sltrc.com for a complete listing.

November 6
11th annual St. Louis Bicycle Works’ Cranksgiving
11th Annual Cranksgiving: St. Louis Bicycle Works’ non-perishable food-raising bike ride for area food pantries. Food items collected will be donated to Food Outreach. Start and end at City Museum, 750 North 16th St., St. Louis, MO 63103. Three routes will be available for riding at approximately 5, 10 and 25 miles. The long route (25 miles) will leave at 9:30 a.m. The medium route (10 miles will leave at 10:15 a.m. and The short route (5 miles) will leave at 10:15 a.m. Riders are encouraged to bike or take MetroLink to the event. More people are using food pantries than ever before. As a fundraiser, cyclists typically spend $15-$20 total at participating grocers (TBA) and carry their own non-perishable items on the ride. Put on by local non-profit St. Louis Bicycle Works volunteers, proceeds go to Food Outreach another local nonprofit that provides nutritional support and enhance the quality of life of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. Cash donations are also accepted. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase from Bailey’s Restaurants at the event with 25 percent of the day’s proceeds being donated to Food Outreach. Great Rivers Greenway, Gatesworth, Lashly & Baer, and KUNA Foodservice. www.bworks.org.

November 8
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
November 8 – 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.

November 9
Author Crystal Stevens presents her new book: “Grow Create Inspire”
Join Slow Food St. Louis for the November 9th SloWednesday event, Author and farmer Crystal Stevens will discuss her new book and lead a review of wild plants that can be foraged from the wilds of Missouri in November. Crystal’s latest book, “Grow Create Inspire” is a comprehensive guide to creating a beautiful, regenerative, and deeply satisfying life, covering everything from basic and more advanced growing tips, preparing and preserving harvest, integrating gardening, healthy living and green concepts into daily life. Then local farmers, naturalists and foraging enthusiasts Crystal and Eric Stevens will share fall foraging tips in Missouri and Illinois wilderness areas, in your own backyard and local parks. Presentation will include a slideshow with pictures highlighting the autumn wild bounty. Location: Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143, Wednesday November 9, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. The cost is a suggested donation of $5.00. For more information visit www.slowfoodstl.org.

November 9
Introduction to Meditation and the Breath as Medicine
Presented by Nicole Waters. 6:00-8:00 pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. 7647 Delmar Blvd.Cost $40. Meditation is an essential part to staying grounded, centered and connected within yourself. It allows you to become more present in all your experiences and lessens the tendency to fall back into old patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you. It decreases stress, anxiety and increases energy. Breathing is equally essential to achieve a greater sense of well-being and health. Join Nicole for this workshop in which participants will gain a foundational framework in working with the these two important tools. Nicole Waters believes mindfulness and breathwork provide a strong foundation for health and wellbeing. She has personally experienced life altering transformation using these tools through her own life and looks forward to sharing these essential tools with those who want to experience a full and joyful life. Nicole is a life coach, author and speaker. More information can be found out about her and her work at www.nicolewatersempowers.com.

November 12
Fine Wine Holiday Expo
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Moulin Events & Meetings. Over 100 Fine Wines From Around The World – Stags Leap, Justin, Robert Craig, Duckhorn, Jordan, Frog’s Leap, Keenan, Sans Liege, Chateau Musar, Mi Sueno, Neyers, Terra Romana, L’Aventure, Merry Edwards & many more. Wine available for purchase well below normal retail, just in time for the holidays. Live Entertainment & Light Appetizers. Tickets: Don’t miss this extraordinary tasting which costs less than the price of one good bottle of wine! $52.50 + tax & ticket fees starting November 1st. 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Special Upfront Preview additional $20 (limited to 75 guests). Special Tasting begins @ 5:30 pm. $10 voucher* towards purchase of wine that evening. Variety of passed & stationed hors d’oeuvres. For Tickets, please visit http://ezregister.com/events/18246/.

November 15
America Recycles Day
See page 5 of this issue to see recycling stories from our area. Also visit www.americarecyclesday.org to see how you can celebrate and take the pledge to help meet America’s current recycling goals.

November 15
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. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

November 19
Mysteries of Crystals Revealed
Presented by Anahata (Anna) Roach, 10:00am-12:00pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd.Cost $44. Why am I attracted to certain crystals or stones? How can I connect with and use my crystals? Find the answers to these questions and much more. Led by certified Crystal Resonance Therapist Anahata (Anna) Roach, you will learn the chemical and energetic properties of stones and crystals and how they connect to the human electromagnetic field and chakra energy system, as well as be led through guided meditation to resonate with a stone or crystal of your choosing. You will leave with a better understanding of how minerals in stones work for your body and why you are called to certain types more than others. Sign up today!

November 19
Family Workshop: The Sounds That Surround Us
Listen to the sounds of the flora and fauna at the Park, and develop the tools to speak back! Explore different ways to create sculptures that make sounds, and visit our newest sculpture by Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby to hear your own voice turned into a bird call! Laumeier Sculpture Park’s multigenerational Family Programs are a wonderful way for family members to spend quality and creative time together. Children—along with a parent, grandparent or caregiver—explore new artistic media, develop a meaningful bond and create memories to last a lifetime. Registration fee includes one adult with one child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, November 19, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $40, adult with child ages 4 to 12. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

November 30
Benchmarking Jam
Energy benchmarking is the process of measuring how much energy your building consumes, and comparing your energy performance to similar buildings. Benchmarking is the first step toward saving energy and money! Get hands-on assistance using the free, online ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool at the upcoming Benchmarking Jam! All buildings benefit from benchmarking: businesses, schools, congregations, non-profits and local governments are encouraged to attend. WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 30, 4:00 – 6:00 pm WHERE: MBG’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, 63110 FEE: Free for all REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.