Healthy Planet Happenings

April – August

SummerMarkt at Urban Chestnut
Craft beer lovers and craft vendors unite at Urban Chestnut’s SUMMERMARKT every 2nd Saturday April thru August, 11am – 4pm. UCBC’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave.) Enjoy live music, food specials and UCBC bier at the free market while you peruse the wares of 20-plus local artisans and artists at the Midtown Brewery & Biergarten. Vendors will be indoors and outdoors, so when the dog days of summer arrive, you can beat the heat and shop for unique locally made products. Urbanchestnut.com/summermarkt/

May 10-11,12
Laumeier Art Fair
Visit www.laumeier.org.

May 14
Regional Green Building Challenges & Successes — How Can We Improve?
A panel of design, construction, development and business ownership professionals will discuss national and regional green building progress to date, regional success stories and challenges, as well as opportunities to build momentum. Audience members will be engaged in actively examining how we can learn from today’s successes and challenges to better guide clients towards pursuing best practices in sustainable design and construction. WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, St. Louis, MO 63114 FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students, $20 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

May 14
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 patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

May 16
Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Carousel
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an interactive event providing real details on how to save energy in buildings. Participants will circulate between quick presentations, gaining insight into numerous energy efficiency projects and financing solutions. WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 8:00 – 10:00 am WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Education Center, 4651 Shaw Blvd, 63110 FEE: Free to all REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

May 18
Bark In The Park
Registration fee includes participation in the 5K Run and/or One-Mile Walk, official Bark in the Park t-shirt, swag bag and all festival activities. 8am-1pm

5K Run at 9 a.m. One-Mile Walk at 10 a.m., Cricket Field, Forest Park. Register online at www.hsmo.org/bark. May 1-May 18, $35. Kids 12 and under are free.

May 21
Supporting Global Goals Locally Through Green Buildings
The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are wide-ranging, challenging humanity to decouple economic growth from climate change, poverty, and inequality. Green building supports many of the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing waste and contributing to healthier physical environments, but also by educating, creating jobs, reducing inequalities, and strengthening communities. At this in-depth session, learn more about their relevance to the St. Louis-area green building industry, and how to use them to better communicate and advance partnerships. WHERE: May 21, 3:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: TBA St. Louis, Mo FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members, REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

May 22
GPRO O+M at Principia College
Green Professional Building Skills Training – Operations & Maintenance Essentials provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them. WHEN: Wednesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm both days WHERE: Principia College, 1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL 62028 FEE: $300 for USGBC-MGC Members, $350 for non-members REGISTER: online at www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

June 1
Green Living Festival At Missouri Botanical Garden
Explore all this and more around the lovely grounds of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening on Saturday June 1, when the Green Living Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Whatever your Green interests, you’ll find something useful and inspiring at this hands-on, daylong indoor/outdoor event. Hosted by the Garden’s EarthWays Center, the festival invites visitors of all ages and backgrounds to discover the links between sustainability, energy efficiency, conservation at home, and a healthy environment. This Festival is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission: $14 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. St. Louis City and County residents enjoy FREE admission on Saturday before noon and $6 thereafter ($4 seniors), with proof of residency. EarthWays Center is the sustainability division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Our work enriches lives and protects plants and our environment by educating and connecting people to practical sustainable solutions where they live, learn, work, and play. Learn more at mobot.org/greenlivingfest or call the EarthWays Center at (314) 577-0220.

June 6 & 27
Meditation Class
On Wednesdays, June 6th through June 27th, a meditation class at The Elements of Wellness, 1561 N. Warson Rd., 63132. Call or email to reserve your space: 314-995-9755; gail@bodypresencing.com.

June 8
2nd annual Taste of Vegan Festival
Ferguson Parks and Recreation Center (1050 Smith Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63135) from 10am to 6pm. A day filled with FUN, ENLIGHTENMENT and most importantly FOOD. With this exciting free, family friendly event we intend to give our neighbors and families the necessary tools and information to take back the responsibility of our communities’ wellness and life. Speakers will discuss the steps needed to take control of our health and to understand the impact of diet on our mental and physical wellness. A variety of vendors will provide tasty nutritious options, along with other healthy and health sustaining products. We will also have a kids’ corner, a variety of performances, food demonstrations, Zumba, yoga, and more!! See page 20 for more information.