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August 16, 2022
@ 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Missouri History Museum

Featuring Kim Cheslak with New Building Institute and several local panelists

presented in partnership with
August 19, 2022
@ 10:00 - 10:50 am

In the last few weeks we have seen extreme weather events locally and globally. How do we respond as green building professionals, NOW? 

Participate in this extended conversation with FEATURED GUEST, Wyly Brown, Founding Partner, Leupold Brown Goldbach Architekten & Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School.
How can we pursue new and different climate solutions?
Help your family, friends and coworkers live green!

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Green Living Festival will be at the St. Louis Art Museum this Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Visit the Missouri Gateway table & spin our green building prize wheel!

Learn more about how you, your family, friends, and coworkers can dive into a day of FREE educational workshops from regional experts, children’s activities and everything in between.
Learn about high-comfort, low-energy buildings!

Our friends at the Building Energy Exchange in New York are offering an array of courses on the Passive House building standard. The Passive House Summer School a month-long campaign during August providing both live and on-demand educational offerings for learnings of all types. Learn how to decrease energy demand in buildings while improving occupant comfort, health and well-being. Mix and match the courses that are right for you - or take them all!
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which passed in the U.S. Senate over the weekend and must still pass in the House, is the largest climate legislation in U.S. History.

It is projected to drive down greenhouse gas emissions by 40%
by 2030. It also includes many avenues of support for green building, including:

  • funding for building energy code adoption,
  • significant expansion of Section 179D tax deduction for commercial building energy efficiency,
  • expanded tax incentives for home energy efficiency improvements,
  • funding to improve efficiency in affordable housing, and
  • funding for environmental and climate justice block grants.

We are excited about the possibilities that the Inflation Reduction Act lays out for climate protection and green building. However, the legislation is drawing criticism from many environmental justice organizations, including the Climate Justice Alliance, which has compiled threats, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths of the proposed legislation.

While this is historic climate legislation, we know there is more work to do before we see climate justice realized.
The Center for Green Schools is excited to announce the launch of a new professional learning network bringing together K–12 school staff working at the school system level to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and create healthy schools across the country.
Through the School Air Quality Leadership Network, school staff will benefit from free support and training to help their districts implement best practices, including an annual summit, competitive fellowship positions and an online discussion forum among peers.
Prospective schools and mentors seeking to learn more are invited to attend a GSQ Info Session for Schools AND Mentors on August 31, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm via Zoom.

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Written by: Nicky Althoff, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Engagement Committee member

Saturday, August 13
10:00 am - 5:00 pm | in-person

@ St. Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive, 63110

Sunday, August 14
12:00 - 6:00 pm
@ Loretta Hall Park
1451 Cole St., 63106

Monday, August 15
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
@ The Resource Center
911 Washington Ave. Suite 100, 63101

Tuesday, August 16
12:00 - 3:30 pm CT

Thursday, August 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
@ Finley Farms
802 Finley Farms Ln., Springfield, MO 65721

Tuesday, August 16
6:30 pm @ Carondelet Park
Loughborough Dr and Field, St. Louis

Thursday August 18
@ Chesterfield Amphitheater
631 Veterans Pl Dr, Chesterfield, MO

Friday, August 19
@ City Park
101 S Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL

Saturday, August 20
@ January-Wabash Park
501 N Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO

Thursday, August 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
@ COCA- Center of Creative Arts
6880 Washington Ave, St. Louis 63130

Saturday, August 20
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
@ Crown Square Plaza
14th Street & St. Louis Ave. 63106

Friday, August 26 - 28
@ Magic Chef Mansion 6:00 pm
@ Hyde Park 12:00 pm
@ Hyde Park 10:00 am

Sunday, August 28
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
@ World's Fair Pavilion
1904 Concourse Dr. 63110 Forest Park

Wednesday, August 31
4:00 - 5:00 pm
@ Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (CBEC)
4651 Shaw Blvd. 63110

Saturday, August 27
9:00 - 11:00 am
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