Some Upcoming Sustainability Opportunities:

  • September 26 – An overview of Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project at 7pm this Friday at the Visitor Center in Forest Park. The presentation is free, but reservations are required.
  • September 26-27– Limited space is still available to take place in a variety of guided BioBlitz citizen science/nature walks in Forest Park.
  • October 7-8 – Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns will be holding Curbside Chatsat University of Missouri – St. Louis and Washington University where he will discuss how we should rebuild America’s communities to support our country’s strength. Attendance is free.
  • October 10– The Incarnate Word Foundation’s 2014 Marketplace of Ideas grant program applications are due for solutions to a North St. Louis community need relating to children/youth, environment, elderly persons, ex-offenders, health, or foreign-born populations.


Interesting Sustainability Tidbits: 

  • Milkweeds and Monarchs on the Move– The National Weather Service noticed a strange cloud over St. Louis that they determined was an immense swarm of monarch butterflies!         Fall is a great time to plant a Milkweeds for Monarchs garden. Learn         more, such as how to start or register your garden on the City’s website.
  • Brightside Virtual Garden Tour- Lace up your virtual walking shoes and take a stroll through the newly-upgraded Brightside Demonstration Garden webpages. Now, you can learn about sustainable gardening and urban conservation practices from the comfort of your own home. Visit the virtual garden here.

As always, thank you for all you do to advance sustainability in the City of St. Louis. With kind regards, Catherine

Catherine L. Werner,

Sustainability Director

City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office



Twitter: @GreeninSTL