green http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Livable St. Louis Conference Offers New Vision For The Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/livable-st-louis-conference-offers-new-vision-region <p>Community visionaries and organizers from across the region held a conference in St. Louis on Friday.&nbsp;&nbsp; The “Livable St. Louis” conference aims to transform the region through a range of quality of life improvements.</p><p>The conference was organized by Trailnet and focused on improving declining neighborhoods through projects such as affordable housing, safe streets, vibrant public spaces and green infrastructure.</p><p>Regina Martinez works with a group called the Rebuild Foundation that tries to transform old structures into new community assets.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:11:33 +0000 Adam Allington 5820 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Livable St. Louis Conference Offers New Vision For The Region Grand Opening Brings 120 New Apartments To St. Louis' 18th Ward http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-opening-brings-120-new-apartments-st-louis-18th-ward <p></p><p>120 mixed-income apartments are now available to residents of St. Louis’18th&nbsp;Ward, just north of the old Gaslight Square.</p><p>The project, called "North Sarah Apartments," is a LEED-certified green community, with garden style and townhouse apartments.</p><p>18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy said the project was envisioned by residents over 10 years ago.</p><p>Central to their idea, Kennedy says, was the restoration of a commercial district on North Sarah Street.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:03:58 +0000 Adam Allington 5677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Opening Brings 120 New Apartments To St. Louis' 18th Ward St. Louis Area 'Green' Efforts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-green-efforts <p>Campaigns to protect our environment and improve sustainability efforts are numerous and ongoing in the St. Louis area.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with environmental experts about what has been done, what is being done, and what still needs to be done to further protect our planet.&nbsp; Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:43:38 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 4692 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Area 'Green' Efforts Unusual demonstration project looks to promote the growth of urban trees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unusual-demonstration-project-looks-promote-growth-urban-trees <p>Engineers, arborists, and landscape architects from across Missouri and southern Illinois gathered in St. Louis on Thursday for an unusual demonstration project.</p><p><a href="http://www.brightsidestl.org/">Brightside St. Louis</a> is installing “<a href="http://www.deeproot.com/products/silva-cell/silva-cell-overview.html">silva</a><a href="http://www.deeproot.com/products/silva-cell/silva-cell-overview.html"> cells</a>” outside its Demonstration Garden and Learning Center at the corner of Kingshighway and Vandeventer.</p><p>The goal is to promote the growth of urban trees.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:44:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unusual demonstration project looks to promote the growth of urban trees Redbirds go green: new report highlights environmental initiatives at Busch Stadium http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/redbirds-go-green-new-report-highlights-environmental-initiatives-busch-stadium <p>The St. Louis Cardinals are highlighted in a new report that features environmental initiatives by the professional sports industry.</p><p><a href="http://www.nrdc.org/greenbusiness/guides/sports/game-changer.asp">The report</a> released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council describes efforts by sports leagues, teams, and venues to save energy and water, and reduce waste.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:53:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4508 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Redbirds go green: new report highlights environmental initiatives at Busch Stadium Power plants top the list of greenhouse gas emitters in St. Louis region, nationwide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/power-plants-top-list-greenhouse-gas-emitters-st-louis-region-nationwide <p>Power plants are the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the U.S., followed by petroleum refineries.</p><p>That&#39;s according to<a href="http://epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgdata/"> data released today</a> by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>The data set shows 2010 emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases from more than 6,700 of the largest sources in the U.S., including large industrial facilities and suppliers of certain fossil fuels and industrial gases.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:29:54 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2838 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Power plants top the list of greenhouse gas emitters in St. Louis region, nationwide Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lagging-behind-neighbors-wind-economy <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974767.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974767.mp3</a></p><p>In a 2008 speech Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius referred to her state as the &ldquo;Saudi Arabia of Wind,&rdquo; and that statement came along with plans to produce 10 percent of the state&rsquo;s energy from wind by the end of the year.</p><p>That was also the year Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed <a href="http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Missouri_Proposition_C,_Clean_Energy_Initiative_%282008%29">Proposition C</a>, a referendum designed to expand and grow the use of renewable energy here.&nbsp; But two-and-a-half years later most of the regulations contained in Prop C have yet to go into effect.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:56:52 +0000 Adam Allington 1494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-april-19-2011 <p><strong>Green Sales Tax Holiday Begins in Missouri</strong></p><p>The Third Annual <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/green/">Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday</a> begins today and runs through April 25. Those wishing to purchase new Energy Star-qualified appliances in Missouri during the holiday will save at least 4.225 percent off the purchase, representing the elimination of the state&#39;s sales tax from the purchase, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:53:36 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 977 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Square footage still trumps eco-friendliness http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/square-footage-still-trumps-eco-friendliness <p>Want to add a little green to your weekend? Take a listen to <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/04/mm-smallhomesmyth/">Adam Allington's feature</a> on house size and the impact of green technology on the housing economy. It aired on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/show/money/">Marketplace Money</a> today.</p><p>Also, be sure to listen for a local story on a similar topic airing Monday (Feb. 7) on St. Louis Public Radio.</p> Sun, 06 Feb 2011 01:39:36 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Adam Allington 471 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Square footage still trumps eco-friendliness