Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative

An initiative to inspire, empower and position neighborhood groups and residents to make sustainability changes in their own community.

sustainable neighborhood logo lgThe City of St. Louis Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative is an effort implementing several aspects of the City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan and the Mayor's Action Agenda.

The launch was made possible by the generous support of The Funders' Network and ten local sustainability funders. 


Sustainable Neighborhood Programs & Tools

Toolkit ImageCity of St. Louis Sustainable Neighborhood Toolkit v1.0
The Toolkit features 27 how-to tools for implementing specific neighborhood-scale sustainability projects, includes general tips about organizing and fundraising, and highlights local resources and case studies.


Raised vegetable beds in a community gardenSustainable Community Projects

Local St. Louis sustainable community projects including winning projects from LandLab and the Sustainable Neighborhood competitions.



Monarch ImageMilkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project 

A program designed to foster the connection between people and urban natural resources at the residential and neighborhood scale ... and beyond, Brightside St. Louis offers annual Neighbors Naturescaping grants for beautifuication projects in public spaces that include monarch gardens.


Related Sustainable Neighborhood Resources

Community Builders STL blog article May 15, 2013
Grassroots Grantsmakers blog May 10, 2013
Project for Public Space
Tactical Urbanism
The Better Block
Urban Sustainability - Catherine Werner on KDHX

Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative Media

Sustainable Neighborhood Small Grant Competition Winners Announced
Project progress from the winners

The City of St. Louis & CWE Neighborhood honored by The Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association
Recognized for Sustainability and named one of the Great Places in America 2014

Update: Sustainability Competition Now Closed
$5,000 Grants to Make Seven Winning Projects a Reality

Our Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative Funders

The City of St. Louis would like to thank the national Funders' Network and ten local sustainability funders for their generous support, without which the launch of the City of St. Louis Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative would not have been possible.

  • Ameren Missouri
  • Commerce Bank Foundation
  • Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
  • Incarnate Word Foundation
  • Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
  • The Trio Foundation of St. Louis
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • William A Kerr. Foundation


For more information on the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative contact:

Catherine Werner
Sustainability Director
(314) 657-3853
Email & full profile

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