Healthy Planet Happenings

Through January 5
MDC encourages birders to help Audubon Christmas Bird Count
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 – including about 20 counts in Missouri. The CBC is an annual bird census where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere count birds over a 24-hour period between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Each CBC has a coordinator that assigns portions of a 15-mile diameter count circle to participants to count all birds seen and heard. Learn more at audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count. Missouri hosts about 20 CBCs. If interested contact the CBC organizer listed on the website for each specific area.

January 8
Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal 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 if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic: Prevention and Healing, Inc., 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. Seminar led by Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist. Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. See success stories: www.preventionandhealing.com

Through January 9
MDC seeks recycled Christmas trees to benefit fish and anglers
Residents can put their used natural Christmas trees to good use as fish habitat after the holidays at locations in St. Louis, St. Charles and Lincoln Counties. For a location near you please call 636-300-1953.

January 11
Wellness Kickstart Event
Be inspired and equipped fo rmore natural wellness in 2019. Healthy eating, essential oils, natural nutritional supplements, BEMER mat, health and fitness coaching, natural skin care, green cleaning products & more. Admission $5 to booths, plus $5 for talks on Chronic Inflammation session and How to Chill Without a Pill. Friday, January 11, 6 to 9 pm, Rooftop Church, 9217 Gravois Road, Affton, MO 63123. For more information check out www.eventbrite.com/e/wellness-kickstart-event-tickets-50233455618

January 12
Recycling Extravaganza at Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis Earth Day is excited to announce a new addition to its successful, premier recycling event series, January 2019 Recycling Extravaganza, Saturday, January 12th from 11 am-2 pm. This collection event will give St. Louis area residents the opportunity to safely recycle post-holiday items, such as electronics, holiday lights, bicycles, clothing/shoes, confidential document paper shredding, wrapping paper and cardboard boxes. St. Louis Earth Day, and partner STL City Recycles, will host this event which will be held on one of the offsite parking lots for the Missouri Botanical Garden at the corner of Shaw Blvd and S. Vandeventer Ave at Highway I-44. This will be the first Recycling Extravaganza held at this location, and in the month of January. For more information about each participating collector, and exactly what they will be taking at this event, visit stlouisearthday.org/recycling-on-the-go/recycling-extravaganza. Please note there are fees associated with some electronics. No early drop-offs will be permitted. Cars may begin lining up at 10:30 am on westbound Shaw Blvd past Vandeventer, at the entrance into the event. For your best chance to get in before the event closes, plan to arrive no later than 1:30 pm. Collectors will stop collecting items promptly at 2 pm. The next recycling event in the series will be the original Recycling Extravaganza on Sunday, April 7, 2019 on the parking lot of St. Louis Community College-Forest Park. For general information, visit www.stlouisearthday.org or call (314) 314.282.SLED (7533). Follow St. Louis Earth Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram.

January 11-13
Bike + Outdoor Expo & Outdoor Summit at St. Louis Union Station
January in the Midwest isn’t always the best time to spend in the outdoors, but it’s a great time to prep for the rest of the year at the Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo on January 12-13 at St. Louis Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo hours are Saturday, 1 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $8 through January 11 online or $12 on site. Youth age 12 and under are free. With more than 100 vendors selling new and used outdoor gear, sharing information about upcoming adventures, and advocating for an improved recreation landscape, the 17-year-old show is the premier consumer event and cultural gathering for the regional outdoor community. Those interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor at the Mississippi Valley Bike + Outdoor Expo can find information online at www.bikeandoutdoorexpo.com/index.php/exhibit/ or contact Zac Metcalf at 314-561-4701.

January 19
Pot Luck Dinner & Conversation
At Arizmendi Ecovillage, we are creating a regenerative economic hub where we can live and work in cooperation with our neighbors and in harmony with Nature. This is where you can take actions that make a difference. Join us for a discussion of how we can harness the power of community to pivot to a finer future. We will gather for conversation and potluck dinner from 4 to 7pm at the Ecovillage on Saturday, Jan.19, 2019. Contact: braford@sbcglobal.net

January 24
State of the Chapter & Social
Join the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter on January 24th as we kick off programming for the year! This FREE event – open to members and non-members – is one of the highlights of our year. Meet Chapter members and connect with representatives from the board of directors and committees. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers, participate in the silent auction. Find out how you can engage with USGBC-MGC to contribute to a positive future for our community. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming the New Year and contributing to our goal of transforming the built environment! Thursday, January 24 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112. Free for all attendees. REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

January 29
Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop
Join us for a special workshop as Peggy Levinson shares with you how you can uncover memories from your past lives. For complete information, see story on page 12 of this edition of The Healthy Planet magazine.

February 17
Astrology and Your Evolving Self Workshop
10 am – 5 pm. Astrology charts are a blueprint to our lives. Join Dr. Gail Cloud for a one day workshop to look at and examine your own personal chart in the context of your evolving self. It will assist you to gain a deep compassion for yourself as well as to see what gets in your own way to being the best version of you possible. www.bodypresencing.com Sign up online under the events/workshops tab.