Sustainability Initiative Documents
Links to documents and resources pertaining to Sustainability Initiatives
Special Monarch Opportunities
The Smithsonian Institution Community Monarch Photo Contest - Deadline: 12/1/17
APA Article about Milkweeds for Monarchs
American Planning Association Magazine article by Tim Beatley about Milkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project
Sustainability Projects in 11 Cities Get a Boost with New Funding from Partners for Places
Nearly one million dollars will fund environmental efforts across the U.S.
2017 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum
2017 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum on Environmental Justice, Thursday, November 9, 2017
Greening Your Special Event
FREE Workshop for Community Event Planners Monday, October 23rd, 2017
SLATE Skill-Up Workforce Initiative
MOKAN Pre-Apprenticeship 8 Week Construction Training Program
Celebration of Monarch Butterflies on National Public Lands Day
A Celebration of Monarch Butterflies on National Public Lands Day Hosted by the City of St. Louis & the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Bees and butterflies in the garden
Bees and butterflies in the garden 13th street
The Great MonArch Migration Event at 2017 National Public Lands Day At The Arch
2017 National Public Lands Day
2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report for the City of St. Louis
2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report for the City of St. Louis & Revision Of 2005 GHG Baseline Inventory
FALL 2017 Benchmarking Training
FALL 2017 Benchmarking Training
Great Missippi River Clean up
Great Missippi River Clean up - National Public Lands Day
WOW St. Louis Event Registration Form and Information Flyer
Register by September 15, 2017 and enjoy a fun weekend connecting with nature in Forest Park.
Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Report
Climate Action & Adaptation Plan Report for the City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan.
State of Sustainability Report 2013-2016
The City of St. Louis State of Sustainability Report 2013-2016
Connecting With Nature 2017 Spring and Summer Special Event Guide
The City of St. Louis guide to opportunities for connecting with nature in St. Louis this spring and summer.
Urban Ecology Accomplishments PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint presentation showcasing the City's Urban Vitality & Ecology Initiative, including Accomplishments from 2013 to 2016
Connecting with Nature in the City of St. Louis
Download and learn the many ways to experience nature in the City of St. Louis
Urban Vitality & Ecology Initiative Retrospective
A Retrospective of the City of St. Louis Urban Vitality & Ecology Initiative including Accomplishments from 2013 to 2016
Urban Biodiversity Inventory Framework
A biodiversity inventory framework for cities, developed in partnership with Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, and San Francisco and funded by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
Launch of the St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway
The U.S. Conference of Mayors & ScottsMiracle-Gro will honor Mayor Francis G. Slay with a $40,000 grant award at a special GRO1000 Gardens & Greenspaces event. School and community groups will help create a large pollinator garden to launch the southern portion of the new St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway.
Monarch In a Box Plant Sale
On May 1, 2016 Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will come to the City of St. Louis and offer a one-stop shopping opportunity for all of the plants needed to create a 3' x 3' monarch garden.
Urban Vitality & Ecology Documents
Overview of the Urban Vitality & Ecology Initiative, Vision Boards, and Nature Pyramid.
Use Native Plants for Habitat or Biodiversity
Learn about the benefits of using native plants & how to create your own native planting project.
Create a Pollinator Garden
A step-by-step guide to creating a pollinator garden.
STL Monarch Origami
Download and create your own Monarch Origami
Milkweeds for Monarchs Overview
Information on Planting Your Monarch Garden.
Executive Order 52
Executive Order No. 52, which increases sustainability measures both within City government and at City-permitted events.
Finding Monarch Garden Plants
Learn where to find STL Monarch Plant Mix for your monarch garden.
Sustainable Yard Management Tips
Sustainable Yard Management Tips for water use, yard waste disposal, plant, shrubs and trees, and lawn care.
Best Nectar Plants for Monarchs
List of Best Nectar Plants for Monarchs
Milkweeds-A Conservation Practitioner's Guide
Plant Ecology, Seed Production Methods, and Habitat Restoration Opportunities
Describes the plant's value to wildlife, highlights NRCS conservation practices in which milkweeds can be included, provides an overview of establishment practices and profiles numerous species that are commercially available.
Gardeners Beware Report 2014
For the spring 2014 planting season, we expanded the scope of the study to include 18 locations in the U.S. and Canada and analyzed neonicotinoid concentrations in flowers separately from the greenery (stems and leaves).
Monarch Mix Plant Care Tips
Tips for caring for your Monarch Mix Garden
Seven Small Grant Competition projects
Downloadable .pdf of Powerpoint presentation covering the progress of the seven small grant competition winning projects
Sustainable Neighborhood Toolkit v1.0
The Toolkit features 27 how-to tools for implementing specific neighborhood-scale sustainability projects, includes general tips about neighborhood-level organizing and fundraising, and highlights local resources and case studies.
Intern Position Description
Downloadable version of the Intern Position Description
STL Monarch Mix
Plants in the STL Monarch Mix have been carefully selected to present the best collection to support the monarch butterfly population.
Milkweeds for Monarchs Article in the US Conference of Mayors Newsletter
Download the article about the Milkweeds for Monarchs Initiative that was published in the May 2014 US Conference of Mayors Newsletter
Sustainability Summit III Program
Program guide listing Summit speakers, workshops and meetings.
Invitation to the Mayor's Sustainability Summit III :: implement!
Invitation to the Mayor's Sustainability Summit III :: implement! November 6 - 9, 2013
Sustainability Newsletter Summer 2013
Summer 2013 Newsletter, Sustainability Spotlight: Sustainable Small Grant Competition
Sustainability Competition Participating Neighborhoods Map
Map of the neighborhoods that have submitted entries into the Sustainability Competition thus far
City of St. Louis Urban Sustainability Quest Pilot Kick-Off
The City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan is organized by 7 thematic goal areas broken in to 50 objectives with 317 specific strategies
Sustainability Newsletter Winter 2013
Winter 2013 Newsletter, Sustainability Spotlight: Department of Human Services
Urban Agriculture - Best Practices and Possibilities
This report provides an overview of urban agriculture and local food system resources and practices across the United States and parts of Canada, with a primary emphasis on providing resources that can encourage and support urban agriculture in Missouri’s metropolitan areas.
Sustainability Newsletter October 2012
Fall 2012 Newsletter, Sustainability Spotlight: Lambert Airport
Green Cleaning Pilot
The City of St. Louis, MO, led by the Mayor’s Office, with technical support from the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will pilot test and procure “green” cleaning products.
Cycling and Sustainability
Summary of various cycling initiatives taking place in the City of St. Louis
City of St. Louis 2005 & 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report
This greenhouse gas inventory represents the first step in a comprehensive approach to reducing the City's GHG emissions. Its objective was to identify the sources and quantities of GHG emitted by government operations and community activities in the City of St. Louis during the 2005 and 2010 calendar years. It allows the City to understand the scale of emissions from the various sectors within its operations and within the community. It establishes a foundation upon which to track emission trends and base forecasts in order to address the progress of mitigation strategies and policies.
Ways to Promote Sustainability in School
Things one can do to Promote Sustainability in Schools
Ways to Promote Sustainability in the Office
Things one can do to Promote Sustainability in the Office
Ways to Promote Sustainability at Home
Things one can do to Promote Sustainability at Home
City Fleet and Sustainability
Steps taken to reduce the City's environmental impact.
10 Sustainability Successes in 2011
Sustainability and Citygarden
Sustainability and Citygarden
Permeable Pavement Alley Pilot Study
The City of St. Louis is piloting a program to test the effectiveness of different permeable pavement systems in alleyways
Summary of the City's 2015 Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory.