sustainability http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Local Journalist Details Missouri's Environmental Issues in New Book http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-journalist-details-missouris-environmental-issues-new-book <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Missourians need to be worried – and need to act.</p><p>That is the message of <em>Environmental Missouri: Issues and Sustainability — What You Need to Know</em>, a new book from Webster University journalism professor and Times Newspapers editor Don Corrigan. &nbsp;The book is an overview of various aspects of our environment and sustainability shortfalls – in addition to what we are doing right.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:15:01 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37565 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Journalist Details Missouri's Environmental Issues in New Book New St. Louis Initiative Encourages Residents To Plant "Milkweeds For Monarchs" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-st-louis-initiative-encourages-residents-plant-milkweeds-monarchs <p>The City of St. Louis and several partners are launching a project to help monarch butterflies.</p><p>It involves encouraging area residents to plant milkweeds -- a plant with large fruit pods that release fluffy seeds in the fall.</p><p>The Saint Louis Zoo is one of the partners in the “Milkweeds for Monarchs” initiative, along with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Missouri Department of Conservation.</p><p>The zoo's curator of invertebrates, Edward Spevak, says milkweeds are critical to the monarch’s survival.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:54:22 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 35505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New St. Louis Initiative Encourages Residents To Plant "Milkweeds For Monarchs" St. Louis City Unveils Sustainability Plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-unveils-sustainability-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Francis Slay has unveiled the first-ever </span><a href="http://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/documents/upload/City%20of%20St%20Louis%20Sustainability%20Plan.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">sustainability plan</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the city of St. Louis.</span></p><p>Slay and his so-called "Vanguard Cabinet" of young city residents developed the plan with community input over the last two years.</p><p>It includes 29 immediate action items to be completed by or around 2018. Among them:</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:56:32 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9754 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City Unveils Sustainability Plan St. Louis interfaith gathering to focus on environment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-interfaith-gathering-focus-environment <p>People from a range of religious traditions and faiths will be gathering this afternoon to talk about environmental sustainability.</p><p><a href="http://ecofaith.info/more-info/">St. Louis EcoFaith</a> co-organizer Steve Lawler says the goal is to build an interfaith network that can support environmental awareness and action.</p><p>Himself an Episcopal priest, Lawler says concern for the environment is integral to many different religions, from Buddhism to Islam.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis interfaith gathering to focus on environment St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-sustainable-backyard-tour <p>This Sunday, June 26, is the First Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour--a free, self-guided tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homes on the tour showcase renewable energy, beekeeping, composting, vegetable gardens, native plants, backyard chickens, rainwater harvesting, keeping goats, using permeable surfaces, and more.</p> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 16:24:13 +0000 Madalyn Painter 1503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour