Healthy Planet Happenings

March 4
What To Eat Seminars: Comfort Foods for Optimal Health & Wellness
Half-Day seminar, 9:30 am – 12:30pmLearn about the wisdom of our shared culinary traditions, backed by the very latest nutrition science. Gain optimal health and wellness from delicious, nutritious and satisfying comfort foods. Slim down, perk up and achieve your wellness goals. Hosted by Greg Kiger, author, fillmaker and cancer survivor. Winlow’s Home, 7213 Delmar Blvd. Brunch included. $75 per person, $55 early bird by Feb. 10. For more information visit what2eat.tv.

March 5
Transformational Breathwork
Facilitated by: Shelby Corson, LMT, Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator, Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:00-3:30pm, The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit. 7649 Delmar Blvd., Cost: $60. Transformational Breathwork is a breathing process that helps to open restricted patterns of breathing, integrate and clear the subconscious mind and help you connect more fully with higher forms of consciousness. In this workshop, you will: Be introduced to the power of breath, Experience an introductory breath session, Learn how to correct restrictive breathing patterns, Learn techniques for increasing your energy level and sense of well being, Gain tools to manage stress, connect with source and actively participate in your own healing. Information 314.725.6767.

March 9
Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Open House
Thursday, March 9th. 11:30am – 1:30pm and 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided. What does it mean to be a Franciscan Sister? In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, we invite you to come visit us and learn more about:- Franciscan life and culture, The Franciscans for Earth movement, Our local history and connections, The Sisters who live and work in your community. All are welcome, no RSVP necessary. Bring a business card to register for an attendance prize! We are located at 335 S. Kirkwood Road (Behind Starbuck’s and Andy’s Custard). For more info, call (314) 965-3700.

March 9
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
USGBC-MGC’s full-day 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. Subject areas covered include: Introduction and Core Concepts, Location & Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Test Taking Tips, and Practice Exam. Course includes access to an online practice exam to assist in exam preparation at the conclusion of the course. WHEN: March 9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110FEE: $200 / USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members; $250 / Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

March 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. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

March 14
Becoming a Performance Driven Firm
Is your firm consistently delivering high-performance buildings? Whether or not projects are LEED certified, you can develop internal systems and processes to ensure high performance projects across your portfolio. Successful companies realize improved project performance, increased profits and happier clients through performance-driven design. Speaker Barbra Batshalom of the Sustainable Performance Institute will share frameworks, roadmaps and proven methodologies from successful firms to help attendees assess their current situation, identify strategic areas for improvement, and develop change management strategies to ensure widespread adoption of new processes and project delivery methodologies for continuous improvement. WHEN: March 14, 5:30-7:30pm WHERE: Alberici, 8800 Page Ave. (63114) FEE: Free for Students, AIA members, & USGBC-MGC Members, $20 for non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

March 15
Project Delivery Mapping Workshop
Join leading expert in institutionalizing sustainability and improving firm performance and profitability Barbra Batshalom to examine your firm’s current processes and methodologies, identify barriers to success, and formulate strategies to raise the bar and provide consistent, high quality performing projects. This workshop will help you deconstruct your current project delivery process to identify barriers and formulate strategies to raise the bar and be on a path of continuous improvement. This is a fun, highly interactive way to have valuable dialogue within the firm while charting a course for the future that improves client services, business development and internal efficiencies. WHEN: March 15, 8:00am-12:00pm WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave. (63114) FEE: $50 for USGBC-MGC Members, $75 for Non-members, 20% discount for 3 or more attendees from one firm REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

March 17
MDC and MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” can contest
Deadline to enter contest is March 17. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State — and to have creative and educational fun — by participating in the 2017 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest. The annual contest is sponsored by MDC and MoDOT as part of the state’s “No MOre Trash!” statewide litter campaign. The contest encourages school classes and groups to join in the fight against litter by decorating and displaying a large trash can with the “No MOre Trash!” logo and a litter-prevention message using a variety of creative media. Schools may submit one entry in each competition category: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Entries are judged based on creativity, adherence to contest rules, and effective use of theme and logo. First-place winners from each competition category receive $200 awarded to the sponsoring schools. All first-place winners are then eligible for a grand prize of a trophy and $600 awarded to the sponsoring school. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American generates about four pounds of trash each day. “Missouri’s six million residents produce nearly 26 million pounds of garbage in one day. That’s more than nine BILLION pounds of trash per year!” said MDC NMT Coordinator Joe Jerek. There is no entry fee for the contest. Participating school groups must submit a completed entry form online with up to three photos to nomoretrash.org by Friday, March 17. Contest rules, entry forms, logo, past contest entries and winners, and educational information can also be found at nomoretrash.org.

March 18
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter (AAFA-STL) will hold its signature gala, Orchid AAFAir, on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event will feature a live and silent auction, dinner, program presentation, and an awards ceremony. Funds raised from the gala will help support AAFA-STL’s life-saving programs. For tickets and other information, please visit aafastl.org orchid. “The event also allows us to raise funds to continue the unique work we provide for underserved children suffering from asthma and allergies in St. Louis, and for all the school nurses in our region who need the necessary equipment to care for those suffering asthma attacks at school.” With 35 years of service to the St. Louis community, AAFA-STL continues to help local underserved and uninsured children with their asthma and allergy medications, educates families, schools, and nurses about these conditions, and advocates for policies that will keep our community healthy. The organization is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and Variety the Children’s Charity.

March 18, 20
Towards a Better St. Louis
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 03/18 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 03/20 at 8:00 p.m. Don Fitz, Katie Gore and Donelle LaChance examine St. Louis issues. Why does the City need more urban agriculture? Who could use a north-south metro line? Why should we be concerned with the $11 million that the City spent on the Rams? Is “human trafficking” a problem in St. Louis?

March 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. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

March 23
Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis host “Under the Clock Tower: 2017 State of Forest Park gathering
The nonprofit conservancy Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis will host a public open house and program from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, in the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park. The second annual Under the Clock Tower: State of Forest Park Community Gathering will feature Park leadership from both groups discussing exciting improvement projects and answering questions from event attendees. The event is free and attendees do not need to register to attend. Attendees will be able to sample Urban Chestnut’s Forest Park Pilsner, brewed in honor of Forest Park Forever’s 30th anniversary (which was celebrated in 2016), and enjoy complimentary snacks while chatting with representatives from many Park institutions. There will be information and activity stations led by the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Forest Park Forever, Park destinations and Park partners such as Great Rivers Greenway and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. More information about this event can be found online at forestparkforever.org/communitygathering. The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center is located at 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park. Ample free parking is available in the lots just south of the building.

Do you have an event listing? Please email it to JBL44@aol.com by the 15th of the month for the following month’s edition. Free events or events for non-profits are run at no charge. If you charge for your event, we will charge you $25 for 40 words or less. For more information, please call 314-962-7748.