Arts Auction
11:52 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Chairs-To-Art Program Helps Transform Lives Of Former Female Prisoners In St. Louis

Miranda chose a seatless chair...
Provided by Perennial

A local program re-purposing broken chairs helps heal women with criminal convictions as they prepare to re-enter society.

The hit TV series “Orange Is the New Black” explores the lives of women behind bars. But even after their release, orange remains an important color to some of St. Louis' former female inmates. So do purple, green and the entire rainbow.

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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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City trash schedules
11:40 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Schedule changes and Christmas tree recycling for city trash customers

A blue recycling bin joins dumpsters for trash and yard waste in an alley near Kingshighway and McPherson in the Central West End
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis City is reminding residents of changes to the trash/recycling collection schedule due to the holidays. The schedule is below:

Week of December 26, 2011

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Joplin Tornado
10:11 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Death toll in Joplin rises to 156, electronics being sorted for recycling

Cleanup of tornado damage in Joplin, Mo. continues, including an effort to recycle electronics damaged in the storm.
(via Flickr/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region)

As Joplin, Mo. continues to recover from the tornado that devastated the area just over a month ago, there is an unfortunate report of another death related to the disaster, along with an effort to make something useful out of the wreckage.

Joplin's public information office says it was notified Wednesday of the death of Grace M. Sanders, who was injured in the tornado. No other information about the victim or the death was released.  With Sanders' death, the number of deaths from the tornado has now risen to 156.

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Christmas Tree Recycling
1:50 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Christmas tree recycling for free in St. Louis

Christmas trees on the curb in Washington, D.C. last year. St. Louis has a program for Christmas trees to be recycled instead of hitting the garbage dump. (Via Flickr/ brunosan)

The City of St. Louis is once again offering free Christmas tree recycling this year.

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