Healthy Planet Happenings

Now Through August 12
Garden of Glass
Missouri Botanical Garden is always a place of incredible natural beauty. But now through August 12, the Climatron is the setting for Garden of Glass, featuring thirty fused-glass works by Craig Mitchell Smith. View the works during the day to discover colorful glass tucked under waterfalls or nestled in greenery. Even better, be wowed by their nighttime glow on Thursday through Saturday evenings when you can also sip an adult beverage and groove to live music in the garden. A great summer date night! Details at www.mobot.org.

July 1 & 4
City of Ellington Fireworks
Enjoy your July fireworks in the peaceful rural setting of Ellington Missouri. You can hike, ride, camp, or float and then enjoy the fireworks display. On July 1st they will be over lake Clearwater and on July 4 in the city of Ellington. For more information about this great family vacation spot, visit www.ellingtonmo.com.

July 1, 3
Humanity’s Responsibility for the Earth
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/01 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/03 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guests Rev. Rodrick Burton and Rev. Elston McCowan explore stewardship over nature and what it means for collective actions. Guests look at contamination of air, land and water and what could happen if corporations get to do whatever they want.

July 5
Tower to Table Dinners
at Vin de Set July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th Limited space available. Reservations are required Please call 314-241-8989. At Eleven Eleven Mississippi July 19th, August 16th, September 20th. Limited space available. Reservations are required Please call 314-241-9999. Your Tower to Table experience starts w/ a tour of the Hamilton Farms aeroponic garden where owner Paul Hamilton will explain how our produce is grown from heirloom seeds in both a traditional garden setting as well as our state of the art aeroponic towers. The pork, lamb and beef offered will be locally sourced & deliciously paired w/ our garden produce by our Executive Chefs showcasing the freshest ingredients available. Aeroponic Tower Garden Tour (optional) 6pm located @ 2101 Chouteau Ave, Dinner 6:45 pm, 3- course dinner $29.99 + tax/gratuity. Optional 2-course wine pairing $11.99 + tax/gratuity.

July 5
Look Good, Feel Good
Presented by Iris Salsman & Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN. Wednesday July 5, 2017. 7:00pm – 8:30pm. The Classroom at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, 7647 Delmar Blvd.. Attendance is free, but please register. How do you feel about yourself in terms of weight, looks and health? Are you noticing that your energy level has decreased over the years? Are you experiencing aches and pains in your knees or elsewhere? Do you cringe when you hear words like obese? Do you avoid mirrors or shopping for clothes because you don’t like the size you are in? Have you cut back on how often you go out because you don’t like how you feel or look? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to learn how you can ReClaim your health and your shape. Deborah and Iris have both been following anti-inflammatory diets for a few years and both have released many pounds and welcomed their new found health and energy. They would like to share their stories with you and introduce you to some life-changing options. Deborah is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has her Master’s Degree in Allied Health with an emphasis on nutrition. Iris Salsman is a veteran dieter. Over the years, she’s lost and gained enough weight to make at least three people. After trying every program on the market, she finally got a handle on what it takes to permanently change her lifestyle and become healthy and thin (yes!) once and for all. And she’s willing to share her journey and lifestyle with you in an entertaining, informative manner. Please call The Center at 314.725.6767 to register.

July 8, 10
Feeding Sub-Sahara Africa
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/08 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/10 at 8:00 p.m. What is wrong with the way food is produced and how could it be changed? In Ghana, Senegal and Kenya, Ollie and Perdita Fisher saw communities that were food independent for thousands of years now being forced by international finance to focus on cash crops. They must grow a single crop for export, which increases hunger and fosters food dependency.

July 10
ECK Wisdom on Inner Guidance
7:00-8:00 p.m. Discover how to listen to the Voice of God. Learn how to benefit from dreams, waking dreams, and Golden-tongued Wisdom. Barnes & Noble Café, 320 Mid Rivers Center Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376. Complimentary event. For more information call 800-591-0694, or visit Eckankar-Missouri.org.

July 11
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.

July 15, 17
Food Sovereignty in Missouri
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/15 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/17 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and food activist Kathleen Logan Smith ask what the neoliberal economy has to do with food and freedom. They explore corporate control of farmland. How does that control affect immigration from Mexico? How much of US food is grown here and how much is imported?

July 22
Family Workshop: Painting in the Park
Experience painting through the exploration of color. Learn to mix acrylic paints and put color to canvas as you create a family masterpiece together! Laumeier Sculpture Park’s multigenerational Art Workshops 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, July 22, 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $45, adult with child ages 4 to 12. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more info.

July 22, 24
Food, Finance & the Pink Tide
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/22 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/24 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and Dan Hellinger explore how trade agreements change Latin America. How did “extractivism” affect food security in Brazil? What was Cuba’s “special period” and how did it influence agriculture? What new agricultural institutions did the Zapatistas set up in Mexico?

July 27
Luminaires and Lighting Controls: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
In this two hour interactive course, we’ll explore why traditional lighting control strategies are underutilized today and how technology and lighting codes are reversing this trend. We’ll also explore how control technologies have advanced to deliver a better user and economic experience today. Additionally, presenters will discuss how IoT (Internet of Things) and PoE (Power over Ethernet) are impacting this space and how the luminaire is evolving from a product that produces functional light to a truly intelligent device. WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: CI Select, 11840 Westline Industrial Dr, Suite 100 (63146) FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

July 29, 31
Injustice in International Trade
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 07/29 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 07/31 at 8:00 p.m. What is the connection between the desire local autonomy and opposition to trade treaties? Host Don Fitz and guests Karen Wilson and Mark Strothmann ask whether the US would need to amend its constitution to allow trade deals to be legal. They explore the plight of farmers in India and Mexico.

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