Healthy Planet Happenings

October 1
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
More than 50 booths offering information,products and services pertaining to health, wellness and sustainable living. For complete information see pages 4 and 5 of this edition of The Healthy Planet or call 314-962-7748.

October 5
The Green ($) Behind Going Green
The benefits of green building extend beyond energy efficiency and increased occupant comfort. This seminar will examine tax incentives of green building in both a commercial and residential context. Understand the current landscape of tax incentives for green building and why these tax incentives exist. Explore the eligibility requirements, the process of claiming benefits, and important factors for designers, builders, and owners to consider before pursuing benefits. WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: Lighting Associates Inc, 3216 S. Brentwood Blvd, Webster Groves Mo 63119. FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

October 6 & 15
Old Webster Groves to Hold First Annual Old Webster Art Walk
Introducing a colorful new way to explore Old Webster’s shopping district. Celebrate art in all its many and varied forms this fall at the inaugural Old Webster Art Walk! Between Oct. 6 and Oct. 15, take a self-guided art tour through the charming and historic Old Webster. Each participating business will feature a local artist and display their works in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. The Old Webster Art Walk will open Friday, Oct. 6 with a Kickoff Patio Party in front of Robust Wine Bar. Attendees will be able to enjoy food trucks, wine, musicians and fun art activities from 6-8 p.m. Works will remain on display through Oct. 15. Festival-goers can take a self-guided tour anytime during the 10-day event simply by following the green cones throughout the district, or by using a provided map. “There is an arts energy in Webster that you can feel down to your toes,” says Jeane Vogel, Executive Director of the Webster Arts Foundation and one of the participating artists. “Webster Arts is proud to be in the thick of it!” Vogel’s photography and mixed media will be displayed at C.J. Muggs, at 101 W. Lockwood Ave. “We look forward to the first annual Old Webster Art Walk — a great event bringing together artists, business owners and citizens throughout the region,” says Don Drissell, chair of the Webster Arts Foundation. “Our thanks and support go out to the organizers who had the creativity and drive to put it together! Congratulations on what is sure to be a successful endeavor celebrating the creative spirit of this community!” The Old Webster Art Walk will also feature artist meet & greets at participating venues from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 6 and 15, as well as a variety of mini-events at venues throughout the Old Webster Business District. For more information about the Old Webster Art Walk, visit the organizer’s Facebook page at www.oldwebsterartwalk.com.

October 7
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
Saturday, October 7, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tower Grove Park – Gus Fogt Picnic Site. Poaching has soared in recent decades. This international family-friendly event brings attention to the trade in ivory, rhino horn, and lion bone. https://www.facebook.com/STLMarch.

October 7, 9
Single Payer: State by State
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/07 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/09 at 8:00 p.m. Host Don Fitz and guests Mimi Signor and Pamella Gronemeyer discuss efforts to create single payer health care programs in each state and obstacles that need to be cleared. They ask if the Affordable Care Act is a step in the right direction or if it has actually interfered with single payer.

October 10
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.

October 10
Sustainable Risk Management & Disaster Response
Each year, US Insurers, Federal and State Governments, and citizens spend close to $50 billion to recover from floods, fires, water damage, wind and hail and other natural disasters. Are we getting the best return on this enormous investment? Is the built environment made any more sustainable after this money is spent? This program will explore the connections between risk management, green buildings, and sustainable business practices, offer idea about how to better manage the disaster risks we face and introduce the recently formed Sustainable Disaster Response Council (SDRC). WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: TBA. FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full time students; $20 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

October 11
Citizens for Modern Transit and AARP in St. Louis to Host Free, Pop-Up
Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and AARP in St. Louis have announced plans to host a pop-up Metro Market on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the North Hanley MetroLink Station (4398 Hanley Road, 63134). The event will temporarily transform a portion of the expansive parking lot into an active space that connects people to products, services and green spaces; showcasing how areas around transit stations can become focal points for activity. This event is free, and community members of all ages are encouraged to attend. “This event is designed to give community members a sneak peek at what the area around this MetroLink station could look like,” commented Kim Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “But, it doesn’t stop there. We want it to serve as catalyst for obtaining community input. We want to find out what matters to local residents, determine what they want to see come to life. And, we are going to have a number of creative means for allowing them to do so.”The St. Louis County Department of Planning will be facilitating an activity that allows residents to help create an oversized, three dimensional, Monopoly game board-type model illustrating what they would like to see onsite. There will be a video-taped, Self-Expression Stop that enables those interested to share their vision for the area through poetry, rapping, dancing or a monolog. Chalk and an oversized banner will also be made available for those interested in drawing or writing down their thoughts. For inspiration, several murals – created by Brock Seals, a local artist and student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis – will be on display. The event will also feature the “2 Girls, 4 Wheels” and “STL Kettle Corn” food trucks, Tai Chi mini-sessions, educational resources on how to build a healthy plate from the St. Louis County Department of Health, live music from WFUN 95.5 FM R&B Old School, a St. Louis County Police Department recruiting station, the opportunity to meet and interact with adoptable animal through the St. Louis County Animal Shelter, a cooking demonstration, free apples, an appearance by MoDOT’s Barrel Bob and information from the Central County Precinct Neighborhood Policing Unit. “We are bringing the concept of space activation to life so people of all ages will be better able to visualize the potential that exists to create safer, more livable communities around transit stations,” added Sheila Holm, community outreach director for AARP St. Louis. “We are also hoping it will prompt those in attendance to share their thoughts on the experience and the types of enhancements they would like to see.” To learn more, call Citizens for Modern Transit at (314) 231-7272, visit www.cmt-stl.org, or search for the event on Facebook and other social channels using #GrowingwithTransit.

October 14
Annual Herb Gathering
Please join the Webster Groves Herb Society as we celebrate the season at our annual Autumn Herb Gathering on Saturday Oct. 14 from 9am till 2pm at Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N Gore Ave. in Webster Groves MO, 63119. Mary Ostafi AIA LEED AP, founder and Executive Director of Urban Harvest STL, will present “Elevated Herbal Agriculture at FOOD ROOF” at 10am. Kathy Klug, registered aromatherapist and proprietor of Lavender Moon LLC, will discuss essential oils and herbal infusions in skin care and therapeutic products” at 11am. Enjoy herbal tastings and demonstrations. Browse tables of handcrafted herbal gifts, décor items and baked treats as well as herbal books, cookbooks and calendars.

October 15
Sauce Magazine’s Harvest Festival
Sauce Magazine’s annual event features fall foods and beverages from St. Louis’ top restaurants, a farmers market, locally made arts and crafts, live music and more on the Laumeier Sculpture Park grounds. Sunday, October 15, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Admission is $8 for Members and $10 for non-members; children ages 10 and under are free. Rain or shine. Visit www.laumeier.org or www.harvestfeststl.com for more information. Presented by Sauce Magazine.

October 15
Community HU Song: Find Inner Peace—Chant HU!
11:00-11:30 a.m. In our fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Chanting this once-secret name for God, HU, has helped people throughout time find inner peace and divine love. Maybe it will help you! St. Louis Eckankar Center, 14538 Manchester Road, Suite 202, Ballwin, MO 63011. Info: 800-591-0694.

October 17
Continuing Education Blitz: Water Justice
Who owns water in the United States? Who determines its use? Who protects it? The answers to these questions are, in some ways, both everyone and no one. And yet in a time of increased demand and growing climate instability, not just in the United States, but around the world, the answers–and the questions–are more important all the time. On October 17, 2017, 8:00AM-5:00PM, join us for an exploration of water justice through the perspective of river systems – from local to global, urban to agricultural, individual to corporate – trying along the way to determine a better future for our most valuable resource. WHERE: Washington University in St. Louis (full location details TBA) FEE: $100 for USGBC-MGC Members, $150 for Non-Members, $75 for Emerging Professionals, $50 for Full-time Students REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

October 19
Past Life and Metaphysical Concepts for Personal Growth
This workshop is for anyone interested in Past life or Present life Regression and wants to know more. Peggy Levinson LCSW has studied Present and Past Life Therapy with Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters, since 2013. This workshop will be held on Oct.19th from 7 pm to 9:00 pm at The Center of Clayton. Call Peggy Levinson at 314-644-3339 or email her at peggy@claytontherapy.com for more information. Click on Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com for additional details and to register.Tickets are $20.00. Learn more about Peggy’s interests and skills on her website at www.claytontherapy.com. And check out the article on page 7 of this edition of The Healthy Planet magazine.

October 21, 23
Humanity’s Responsibility for the Earth
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 10/21 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 10/23 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.

October 25
Benchmarking 101 – Step by Step
On January 27, 2017, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires municipal, institutional, commercial and multifamily residential buildings whose square footage is equal to or greater than 50,000 to track and report their energy and water usage annually to the City’s Building Division. Privately owned buildings are required to benchmark and submit data by April 1, 2018 using the free, online tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for Benchmarking 101, an overview of the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance with step-by-step instructions on data collection, benchmarking in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and reporting data to the City of St. Louis. WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 12:00—1:30 pm WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110 FEE: Free to all REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org

October 26
Building Optimization: From Tactical to Strategic, From Sporadic to Continuous
Owners often take a project-by-project approach to optimizing the performance of the buildings. This session will share how some Owners have taken a more proactive approach, one that is based on an overall energy strategy that becomes a continuous process for optimizing the performance of their buildings. The results are maximum savings, optimum comfort and health, and minimized carbon emissions. WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: TBA FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

November 4
Slovak Festival
Saturday November 4, 2017. Meals from 11 am to 6 pm. St. Lucas Lutheran Church. 7100 Morganford Road, 63116. Authentic Slovak Dinners and Slovak Bake Sale. Separate Carry-out line. Music with Larry Haller from 11am to 2 pm. Joe Polach and the St. Louis Express from 3 to 6 pm. Stuffed Cabbage rolls and Chicken Paprika. Christmas and Gift Bazaar. Imported Gifts and Jewelry. Information: 314-832-6429 or 314-351-2628. Free Admission.