Sunday, September 27, 2020
Join us for a Virtual Climate Solutions Day where you can participate in climate change discussions and community solutions.
We are proud to host six representatives of local community organizations addressing climate change issues and learn what you can do to help. Together we can support our community to make a difference in climate change!
Register in advance at the link below:
One Webinar. Six Important Topics.
Hopeful Climate Change Conversations
Saint Louis Zoo
Hannah Phillips is the Manager of Docents and Interpreters at the Saint Louis Zoo. She has been in the field of Environmental Education for almost 20 years with a M.S. degree from Antioch University as well as being a Certified Intetpretive Guide and Trainer through the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). In 2012 she became a co-facilitator for the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) and since has led study circles, workshops, webinars and training for people interested in having productive conversations for solutions to climate change. For the Saint Louis Zoo Climate Solutions Day, she will be leading a brief presentation introducing the concepts to have productive conversations. To learn more about NNOCCI network and their now online crash course in climate change communication you can visit: https://climateinterpreter.org/
Gardening for Birds and Other Wildlife
The Green Dining Alliance Mission and Sustainability Practices during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Green Dining Alliance
Eco-Logical Mosquito Control
Green Resources Manager
EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Jean Ponzi serves as Green Resources Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. A 25-year veteran of the Garden’s EarthWays Center team, she currently applies her sustainability expertise as manager of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, operator of the Garden’s Green Resources Info Service, and on the leadership team for the regional initiative BiodiverseCity St. Louis. “Green Jean” is in demand as a speaker, writer and media spokesperson, offering audiences both practical options and ecological inspiration.
Learn some what-why-how of mosquitos to protect our pollinators while controlling a pest. From their breeding habits to your body chemistry, let this knowledge transform what bugs you to sustainable swats!
The City of St Louis Climate Protection Initiative: Climate Solution Opportunities for Everyone
City of St Louis Sustainability Director
Catherine Werner has been the City's first Sustainability Director since 2009, and works on numerous urban sustainability initiatives for the City. From 2010-2013, Catherine spearheaded development of an award-winning and comprehensive Sustainability Plan for the City of St. Louis, and currently oversees implementation of sustainability priorities for the City.
Taking Climate Action from Your Couch (Covid 19 Edition)
Climate Change Position of the Saint Louis Zoo
Throughout its history, the Earth's climate has varied, reflecting our environment's complex interactions and dependences. Humans have been changing the planet ever since the dawn of agriculture 10,000 years ago. However, during the 20th century, the rate of climate change increased dramatically—the greatest in the last 150 years. This increase is due to the use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. The rampant burning of these fossil fuels has increased the amount of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere at a rate too fast for the earth's regular processes to handle.
Scientific consensus holds that climate change is interrupting natural cycles, causing habitat loss and prompting more extreme weather patterns. All of this affects animals. As a conservation organization, the Saint Louis Zoo has a responsibility to constructively engage in climate change solutions.
See the more on the climate change position of the Saint Louis Zoo.
St. Louis Area Conservation & Sustainability Organizations
Want to get involved? Here are some local organizations you can follow and/or volunteer with.