Monday, December 22, 2008

from a rooftop

Missouri Votes Conservation is the Missouri votes conservation website. I will keep pushing this as a resource to watch. Here is a link to some sources of info for Green Building Legislation that we used to prepare for the environmental summit in Columbia. It was here that I met a staffer of East-West Gateway and we are beginning to organize some education and training workshops on Green Building Principles and Practices for regional elected officials and city managers. Stay tuned for further developments.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Review of Guillaume Bonn Show

Greeting from Mauritania to all of you....just wanted to share with you a wonderfull review written in the East African this week, most of you did not see the just to give you a taste.... happy christmas and see you next year Guillaume

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Monday, December 8, 2008


Next AFH-STL Meeting:
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 7:00pm - 8:45ish
where: Schlafly Public Library branch, Meeting Room
Corner of Euclid & Lindell
Central West End
who: Anyone interested in AFH

For Wash U students... the "1-WUSTL Gold" can take you there from campus.

Current Projects:

Wellston Teen Center
Positive Family Village
Old North Co-op
N/S County Tech Green Curriculum consultation

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Near Warrenton, Missouri

Missouri Environmental Summit is the home page for Missouri Votes Conservation. Yesterday they hosted, at UM - Columbia, the 7th Annual Statewide Environmental Summit. A large crowd (150-200?) of people representing a wide variety of groups and interests attended a full day of reporting and working on issues to pursue with the Missouri State Legislature.

There were breakout groups on:
  • Energy & Climate Policy
  • Electricity & Energy Efficiency
  • Green Building
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Transportation
  • Solid Waste Reduction

Next year I hope to form and work with a group concentrating on Urban Growth Boundaries in order to reduce sprawl, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve greenfield space.

This year I worked with the Green Building Group on outlining potential legislation efforts to:

  • Require LEED Silver certification for state buildings
  • Promote green schools legislation and funding
  • Enact a statewide energy and building code

Some of these issues are long term projects and some may be addressed soon. Check with the St. Louis Chapter of the USGBC and Missouri Votes Conservation for updates and opportunities.