Healthy Planet Happenings

February 2
MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation hosts Winter in the Woods Festival, Featuring Maple Sugar
To celebrate everything wintertime offers, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding the Winter in the Woods Festival, Featuring Maple Sugar, Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood. Known for years as the annual Maple Sugar Festival, the popular event is now expanding to embrace other aspects of the season. In addition to maple sugaring, MDC and other local partnering organizations will help uncover many different outdoor activities winter offers at this free event. MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation is located off Highway 109 in Wildwood. For additional information on the festival, call 636-458-2236.

February 3
Beginner T’ai Chi Ch’uan Class
Beginner class starts Sunday, February 3 at the Monday Club in Webster Groves. (The first class is FREE!) To learn more about T’ai Chi Ch’uan, call 314-961-1355 or please visit the web site at www.taichistlouis.org.

February 5
Benchmarking 101
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, the City of St. Louis, and partners for an overview of the City of St. Louis’s 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. This event is free to all, but registration is required. Tuesday, February 5, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, 3830 South Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118. Free to all. Register: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

February 7
Key Changes to City Building Codes: 2018 IBC, IEBC, IECC & IRC
In August of 2018 the City of St. Louis became the first municipality in the region to adopt the International Code Council’s suite of 2018 building codes. In this in-depth seminar, we’ll review the key changes to the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Existing Building Code (IEBC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and International Residential Code (IRC), with an emphasis on energy efficiency. Thursday, February 7, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110. $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members.
Register: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

February 9
BeeKeeping workshop
Spend an entire day learning about bees & beekeeping. There are 2 courses offered at the workshop, the Beginners Beekeeping Course is intended for novice beekeepers and those with no prior beekeeping experience. The instructors will cover all the basics and prepare students to start beekeeping in 2019. The Advanced Course is for experienced beekeepers and will place special emphasis on colony health and behavior. EMBA recruits nationally renowned honeybee scientists, professors, and beekeepers to train attendees on current best practices and share cutting-edge research. For more information see article page 10 of this issue or to resgister go to www.easternmobeekeepers.com.

February 12
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. Patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

February 12
Calculating Tree Benefits: Easy as One, Two, Tree
We know trees can provide significant ecosystem services on a project but these benefits are often overlooked. Now, with tools in the iTree suite of software from the USDA Forest Service planners and designers can easily calculate the air, water, and energy impacts of existing landscape trees, and project the future performance of proposed and newly planted trees. This session will cover the available iTree tools and showcase examples of how this data can be used to support sustainable projects and public engagement. Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and Academy of Science-St. Louis. Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Missouri Botanical Garden (main campus) Shoenberg Theatre, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110. Free to all.
Register: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

February 16
Arizmendi Ecovillage Discussion
Could developing mastery in measurement open new avenues to freedom, power and making a difference? As we design, develop and build the Arizmendi Ecovillage, we intend to find out. Join us on February 16, at 5:00pm, for a discussion of the magic of measures! For more information please email braford@sbcglobal.net.

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.

February 19
Open Meeting “The Emerald Tablets”
7:30 p.m. A review of the key to all of the western mystery traditions. 8:30 p.m. Council of Solace – meditation in Lodge Temple for health and peace. St. Louis Lodge, AMORC, 3225 S. Brentwood Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119 Second Floor. Voluntary donation appreciated but not required. Free book “The Mastery of Life” given to all attendees. Info email missouri@amorc.rosecrucian.org or call 636-579-2502.

February 22-24
Women’s Wellness Weekend At Trout Lodge
At YMCA Trout Lodge’s Women’s Wellness Weekend, the weekend is yours. This 3-day, 2-night event features adventure activities, educational and recreation classes, wellness experiences and group events like cosmic bingo, evening yoga, and live music. The best part is you choose which activties and classes you particiapte in. For more information visit the Events Calendar at troutlodge.org or call 888-FUN-YMCA. Space is limited so book your reservation today.

February 23-24
Holistic Health & Fitness Open House
We’ve recently expanded, and we are growing into one of the largest Holistic Health Centers in the region. We have 16 practitioners ready to help you heal, holistically. We invite you to come to our Open House and see for yourself some of these effective healing techniques and learn how to take control of your health and wellness, holistically! The Open House will be held at Holistic Fitness, 7501 Murdoch Ave., Shrewsbury, MO 63119. Saturday & Sunday, Feb 23 and 24, 10am-1pm. Call 314-647-3999 if you have questions. See story on page 12 for more information.