Join Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Summer of Sustainability” — Green Living Festival Event Series

Missouri Botanical Garden's Summer of Sustainability Green Living Festival Event Series

Monthly pop-up events planned at five cultural institutions

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s 22nd annual Green Living Festival is back again as a series of pop-up events at institutions throughout the heart of St. Louis.

The “Summer of Sustainability” series invites visitors to engage with experts at five events throughout the summer in a day of learning and exploring ideas for sustainable and resilient lifestyles. Events will be held:

  • June 3 at the Saint Louis Art Museum 
  • June 17 at the Saint Louis Science Center 
  • July 8 at the Saint Louis Zoo
  • July 22 at the Missouri History Museum 
  • August 5 at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Each pop-up event will begin at 10 a.m.

Hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden at some of St. Louis’ most renowned cultural institutions, the festival will let visitors explore links between sustainability and a healthy environment. Experts will offer tips to make your lifestyle, workplace, community, and residence greener.

Don’t miss the kick-off event on Saturday, June 3 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. At the Art Museum event, visitors canconnect with exhibitors who aim to help individuals and families live green and support sustainable lifestyle choices. Visit product and service exhibitors who are eager to give guidance about smart energy efficiency choices, naturescaping with native plants, using compost at home, tree care, green burial, solar panels, green building, and other timely green living options.

Stop in and soak up the Green Living knowledge with workshops and tours. Local experts will cover useful topics such as the importance of bringing comfort and health home with energy efficiency, the Art Museum’s green building and dining successes, and “Garbology 101” to learn where away really is when it comes to waste. A guided walking tour will give guests expert insight into Art Hill Gardens curated and native flower beds while another guided experience will take you through Andy Goldsworthy’s Stone Sea outdoor sculpture.

All Green Living Festival events are family friendly. The Festival provides activities that will inspire your small learner to think big such as the “Inspired by Nature” Scavenger Hunt and Painting Nature Take-and-Make Art Activity Kits. The Upcycled Envelopes craft area will encourage individuals and families to reuse materials from around the home to make something new. And a Docent Ask Me Station will engage those wanting to learn more about Stone Sea. 

The Green Living Festival series is included with free general admission to the Saint Louis Art Museum at One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. This event is not taking place at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

SPONSORS: Presented by Ameren Missouri. Additional sponsorship support from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Learn more about the full event series at: mobot.org/greenlivingfest

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center 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 about the Garden’s sustainability efforts at www.mobot.org/sustainability or call the EarthWays Center at (314) 577-0220.

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life”. Today, 164 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.