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6:11 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Livable St. Louis Conference Offers New Vision For The Region

Ann Mack, CEO of Trailnet
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Community visionaries and organizers from across the region held a conference in St. Louis on Friday.   The “Livable St. Louis” conference aims to transform the region through a range of quality of life improvements.

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.

Regina Martinez works with a group called the Rebuild Foundation that tries to transform old structures into new community assets.

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Urban Development
8:03 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Grand Opening Brings 120 New Apartments To St. Louis' 18th Ward

Some of the 120 new, mixed-income units now available in St. Louis' 18th Ward at North Sarah Apartments.
Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio

120 mixed-income apartments are now available to residents of St. Louis’18th Ward, just north of the old Gaslight Square.

The project, called "North Sarah Apartments," is a LEED-certified green community, with garden style and townhouse apartments.

18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy said the project was envisioned by residents over 10 years ago.

Central to their idea, Kennedy says, was the restoration of a commercial district on North Sarah Street.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:43 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

St. Louis Area 'Green' Efforts

Painting a Metro bus at the Green Homes and Great Health Festival in 2009
(via Flickr/Missouri Botanical Garden)

Campaigns to protect our environment and improve sustainability efforts are numerous and ongoing in the St. Louis area.  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. 

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Green Infrastructure
5:44 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Unusual demonstration project looks to promote the growth of urban trees

Workers install "silva cells" at Brightside St. Louis' Demonstration Garden and Learning Center.
(Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)

Engineers, arborists, and landscape architects from across Missouri and southern Illinois gathered in St. Louis on Thursday for an unusual demonstration project.

Brightside St. Louis is installing “silva cells” outside its Demonstration Garden and Learning Center at the corner of Kingshighway and Vandeventer.

The goal is to promote the growth of urban trees.

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Greening Sports
5:53 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Redbirds go green: new report highlights environmental initiatives at Busch Stadium

This year a 106-panel solar array was installed at Busch Stadium, above a ticket building and concession area.
(Courtesy of the St. Louis Cardinals)

The St. Louis Cardinals are highlighted in a new report that features environmental initiatives by the professional sports industry.

The report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council describes efforts by sports leagues, teams, and venues to save energy and water, and reduce waste.

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Climate change - greenhouse gases
2:29 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Power plants top the list of greenhouse gas emitters in St. Louis region, nationwide

A map showing the numbers and locations of Missouri greenhouse gas emitters included in the new EPA data set. You can interact with the map and find more specific data by location and facility via the link in the story below.
(EPA.gov)

Power plants are the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the U.S., followed by petroleum refineries.

That's according to data released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

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Wind Power
4:56 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy

(via Flickr/Erik Abderhalden)

In a 2008 speech Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius referred to her state as the “Saudi Arabia of Wind,” and that statement came along with plans to produce 10 percent of the state’s energy from wind by the end of the year.

That was also the year Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition C, a referendum designed to expand and grow the use of renewable energy here.  But two-and-a-half years later most of the regulations contained in Prop C have yet to go into effect.

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Morning News Round-up
9:53 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

(via Flickr/mrwynd)

Green Sales Tax Holiday Begins in Missouri

The Third Annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday 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's sales tax from the purchase, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.

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St. Louis Public Radio on Marketplace Money
7:39 pm
Sat February 5, 2011

Square footage still trumps eco-friendliness

The fireplace of an eco-friendly home in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (via Flickr/bhamrecycled)

Want to add a little green to your weekend? Take a listen to Adam Allington's feature on house size and the impact of green technology on the housing economy. It aired on Marketplace Money today.

Also, be sure to listen for a local story on a similar topic airing Monday (Feb. 7) on St. Louis Public Radio.