Past Events

  • August 18, 2017 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Washington University, North Campus, 700 Rosedale, St. Louis, MO 63112

Sneak Peek at CRETE House Friday, August 18th |3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | North Campus, 700 Rosedale, St. Louis, MO 63112 Join us as we meet the Washington University team preparing for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. We will hear from the students and faculty of Team WashU, get a sneak peek at CRETE […]

  • April 23, 2017 • 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Muny Grounds, Forest Park

Learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine. Free and open to the public. For more details click here.

  • April 22, 2017 • 3 PM – 4:30 PM
  • John M. Olin Business School, Knight Hall, Frick Forum, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130

REGISTER FOR THE APRIL 22nd 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF I-CARES 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | EMERSON AUDITORIUM and FRICK FORUM IN KNIGHT HALL We invite you to join Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, campus leaders, and the university community to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of I-CARES, the institutional hub for energy, environment and sustainability related […]

  • April 22, 2017 • 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Muny Grounds, Forest Park

Learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine. Free and open to the public. For more details click here.

  • April 19, 2017 • 6 PM – 9 PM
  • St. Louis Art Museum - Taylor Hall, 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

Register for the April 19th EnviroSLAM: A Showcase of Environment, Energy and Sustainability at Washington University 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. |  St. Louis Art Museum – Taylor Hall, 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110 You are cordially invited to a showcase and celebration of Washington University’s leading work related to the environment, energy and […]

  • April 1, 2017 • 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Brauer Hall, Room 12, Danforth Campus, Washington University

I-CARES researchers will meet to report on the findings and progress of their 2016 I-CARES funded research. To view the day’s schedule of events, click here. To read about the 2016 I-CARES Day, click here.

  • February 4, 2017
  • Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel 800 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63101

The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2017 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities NOW! The program will span three full days with post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February […]

  • February 3, 2017
  • Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel 800 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63101

The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2017 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities NOW! The program will span three full days with post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February […]

  • February 2, 2017
  • Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel 800 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63101

The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2017 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities NOW! The program will span three full days with post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February […]

  • December 1, 2016 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Louderman Hall 458

Join Washington University students, staff and faculty for a screening of Before the Flood on Thursday, December 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Louderman Hall 458.  Free food will be provided. From Academy Award Winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood takes a look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can […]

  • November 18, 2016 • 8 AM – 6 PM
  • Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus, Washington University

Please plan to join us on November 18, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis for this important symposium on the human impacts of climate change. The “People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice” Symposium focuses on the human impacts of climate change, the social responses necessary for transformational solutions, and the policy implications of […]

  • November 15, 2016 • 12 AM – 12 AM

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. During America Recycles Day, individuals are encouraged to take the “I Will Recycle” Pledge. Click here to learn more about ARD.

  • November 8, 2016 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Friedman Conference Room, Liberman Graduate Center, Danforth University Center

Lunch & Learn with Phil Valko, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability at Washington University. Join Valko for an informative session discussing the sustainability efforts of WUSTL and opportunities for graduate students within their programs. Lunch is limited to 12 students. Please RSVP early. Click here.

  • November 3, 2016 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Brauer Hall, Room 12

9th International Experience Program – Summer 2016 – Budapest, Hungary Come listen to students discuss their International Experience with partner school, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Pizza will be provided. Speakers: Seniors: Zhaoyi Lin, Gabriella Riek, Brock Workman Juniors: Caroline Avery, Mark Blumenfeld, Adrian Levitt, Julianna Portelli, Kirby Simon, Emily Weber, Jeremy Wojatk Sophomore: […]

  • October 27, 2016 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • St. Louis County Library Headquarters,1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131

Nick Thompson is a staff scientist at the Washington University’s School of Medicine 3D Printing Lab. He along with physicians, scientists and engineering students have carved a niche in 3-D printing: Producing prosthetic arms and hands for children who have lost limbs due to disease or accidental injury. The seminar is FREE and open to […]

  • October 27, 2016 • 3:30 PM – 5 PM
  • Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 N. Warson Rd. 63132

Seminar will examine findings from a year-long evaluation of residents of Hillman Hall, a new on-campus building at Washington University specifically designed to be “healthy.”

  • October 25, 2016 • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Washington University in St. Louis

Overview: The ILSI Research Foundation, together with Monsanto Company, Soil Health Partnership, Washington University in St. Louis, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture, are organizing a two-day workshop in October focusing on developing research targets for supporting agricultural goals that: support achievement of USDA’s “building […]

  • October 24, 2016 • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Charles Rice is the 2016 Keynote speaker for the “C-Quest: Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture” workshop. There is a $75 registration fee to attend the entire workshop, but Dr. Rice’s Keynote Address is free and open to the public. About the Keynote Speaker Dr. Charles (Chuck) Rice is a University Distinguished […]

  • October 24, 2016 • 9 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Washington University in St. Louis

Overview: The ILSI Research Foundation, together with Monsanto Company, Soil Health Partnership, Washington University in St. Louis, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture, are organizing a two-day workshop in October focusing on developing research targets for supporting agricultural goals that: support achievement of USDA’s “building […]

  • October 22, 2016 • 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Washington University School of Law, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom

Washington University Students for International Collaboration on the Environment (WUSICE) is hosting its second-annual Washington University Climate Change Negotiations (WUCCN). WUCCN is a mock climate change negotiations, modeled after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP). No experience in debate, environmental policy, or law is required to participate. […]

  • October 19, 2016 • 4 AM – 5 AM
  • Rebstock Hall, Room 322, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Martin Warren, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Kent, will be lecturing as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC) Seminar Series. This seminar is FREE and open to all. PARC is an Energy Frontier Research Center sponsored by the United States Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Services.    

  • October 18, 2016 • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Alberici, 8800 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Speakers will lead a virtual tour of edible prairie potentials.

  • October 16, 2016
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

The 2016 World Ecology Award Gala will honor oceanographer, explorer and author Sylvia A. Earle.She has been a National Geography Explorer-in-Residence since 1998, and was named first “Hero of the Planet” by Time Magazine. Click here for details.   

  • October 15, 2016 • 12 AM – 12 AM

This program encourages students, postdoctoral associates and educators to develop creative community outreach activities around bioenergy and the environment.  The Education & Outreach Mini-Grant program is designed to bring bioenergy and environmental concepts to classrooms & to the public. Grants up to $1,000 are available. PARC is currently accepting Education & Outreach Mini-Grant proposals. Applicants are […]

  • October 8, 2016 • 12 AM – 12 AM
  • Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO. 63119

The 2016 Webster University Sustainability Conference is titled ” Demystifying Sustainability: The Impact of the Individual.” For more information on the conference click here.

  • October 4, 2016 • 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Brauer Hall, Room 12, Danforth Campus, Washington University

PARC Seminar Series featuring Rienk van Grondelle, one of the most influential experimental physicists working on the primary physical processes of photosynthesis worldwide.

  • September 28 – 30, 2016
  • Donald Danforth Plant Center, 975 North Warson Road, St. louis, MO 63132

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its 18th annual Fall Symposium Wednesday, September 28, through Friday, September 30, 2016. The theme is “Genetics and Genomics of Crop Improvement.” The symposium will focus on various aspects of translational research that leverage genetics and genomics approaches to enhance crop productivity. Click here for more event information.

  • September 22 – 25, 2016
  • The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

The 6th McDonnell Academy International Symposium will be co-hosted with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. The symposium will focus on the global challenges of: Aging Food, Water & Climate Change Energy & Environment Public Health Click here for more information on the 2016 McDonnell International Symposium.

  • September 20, 2016 • 7 PM – 9 PM
  • The Ethical Society of Saint Louis 9001 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63117

A discussion on how gardens can be used as a tool to care for our planet, help communities in need, and address climate change. FREE. Click here for details. The event will feature two keynote speakers followed by a panel discussion. Mike Roberts, former meteorologist for KSDK News Channel 5, adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University […]

  • September 14, 2016 • 6 PM
  • Steinberg Auditorium, Sam Fox School

Liu Xiaodu, founding principal of Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., will deliver the Abend Family Lecture as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series. Liu co-founded Urbanus with partners Meng Yan and Wang Hui in 1999; it has since become one of the most influential architectural design firms in China. With office in […]

  • September 14, 2016 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Friedman Conference Room, Liberman Graduate Center, 3rd floor of the Danforth University Center

Join Emre Toker, director of the Skandalaris Center, for an informative session discussing the InSITE Fellowship. This is a two year program composed of more than 270 top graduate students attending the nation’s top universities. InSITE’s core programming is a combination of education led by industry leaders. RSVP required. For more information click here.

  • September 13, 2016 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • St. Louis County Library, Grant View's Branch, 9700 Musick Road St. Louis, MO 63123

Christine Floss obtained her Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Washington University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in 1991. Her current research includes identifying and experimenting on ‘stardust’  to learn how it is formed and studying trace elements in meteorites and lunar rocks. The seminar is FREE and open to all. Event includes food, prizes, and best […]

  • September 13, 2016 • 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Funk ACES Library, 1101 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Hunger is a systemic problem that afflicts societies at all levels of development. Solutions to hunger are contingent on the scale at which it occurs. The UIUC Plant Sciences Symposium will present different approaches to solve hunger across four scales: urban, national,international, and the future of food production. Register here – FREE. Click here for […]

  • September 7, 2016 • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center 975 North Warson Road, Theater (94), St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Location: Theater (94) Topic: What can humble moss tell us about auxin signaling? Speaker: Mark Estelle, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, University of California-San Diego

  • September 1, 2016 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Renaissance Grand Hotel, Crystal Ballroom 800 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101

Citizens for Modern Transit will hold its 32nd annual meeting on Sept. 1, 2016, titled “Placemaking around Transit to Create Safer Communities.” Nidhi Gulati with Project for Public Spaces will deliver the keynote address. Ticket Fees: CMT Members$ 65.00 Non-members$ 80.00 Click here for details.

  • August 31, 2016 • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road, Library (70), St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Location: Library (70) Topic: MscS-like mechanosensitive ion channels: modular sensors and reporters of membrane tension Speaker: Elizabeth Haswell, PhD., Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

  • August 25, 2016 • 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center 975 North Warson Road St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Learn about the growing ag-tech industry and the strong tradition of plant science research in Missouri. The event will highlight the partnership between the University of Missouri and the Danforth Center and how it is impacting the region. 5:15 PM: Networking Reception in the Lower Atrium Commons 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Panel Discussion in the […]

  • August 18, 2016 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Taylor Avenue Building, Room 2131, Medical Campus, Washington University

The Sierra Club Missouri Chapter and the Global Health Center are hosting a public informational event about Zika, rising temperatures, and other impacts of climate change. Lunch will be provided. Click here for details. Event Panelists Jeanine Arrighi – Health Services Manager, St. Louis Department of Health Shontae Fluelen-Hays – Severe Weather Program Manager Dr. Fernando Serrano – Professor […]

  • August 10, 2016 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143

Debi Kelly, University of Missouri Extension Horticulture/Local Food Specialist, will present on different food aggregation models and explain how and why food aggregation infrastructure helps support a regional food economy.

  • August 9, 2016 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • St. Louis County Library, Thornhill Branch, 12863 Willowyck Dr. St. Louis, MO 63146

Gerald Hayes, Ph.D. is the Beeologics Commercial Lead for the Monsanto Company. He was the founding member of the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Working Group and is a science advisor for Project Apis Mellifera. Learn about how honey bee health is a priority for St. Louis-based Monsanto from Beeologics Bee Health Lead, Jerry Hayes. The […]

  • August 4, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Anthony Dell of the National Great Rivers Research & Education Center will give a talk titled ‘Exploring the temperature (and body size) dependence of trophic interactions.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at […]

  • July 31, 2016 • 3 PM – 5 PM
  • Saint Louis Zoo, Anheuser Busch Theater, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

A thoughtful panel discussion with scientists and faith leaders on how we can all work together to conserve endangered species and their habitats. Free and open to all. For details click here. Panelists: Jeffrey P. Bonner, Ph.D., Dana Brown President & CEO, Saint Louis Zoo; Trustee, The Academy of Science – St. Louis Rabbi Randy […]

  • July 28, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Lee Dyer of the University of Nevada Reno will give a talk titled ‘Adventures across the Americas discovering associations between climate and biodiversity.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at rabizoff@biology2.wustl.edu or 314-935-8430. […]

  • July 27, 2016 • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road, Theater (94), St. Louis, Missouri 63132

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Location: Theater (94) Topic: Mycorrhizal functioning and plant response Speaker: Alok Adholeya, PhD., Director, Research and Technology Development, Mycorrhizal Applications

  • July 27, 2016 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Webster University - East Academic Building 202 545 Garden Ave. , Webster Groves, MO 63119

As part of Webster University’s summer lunch and learn series Lisa Cagle of Citizens for Modern Transit will discuss “Green Transportation in St. Louis.” Click here for details. The event is FREE and box lunches will be provided. RSVP here. Parking is available in Garden Park Plaza parking garage.

  • July 21, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Lisa McCauley of The Nature Conservancy Arizona will give a talk titled ‘Climate Change Vulnerability of Grassland Species.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at rabizoff@biology2.wustl.edu or 314-935-8430. Click here for flyer for the 2016 Tyson […]

  • July 14, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

The seminar will feature a talk by Elizabeth Middleton of the Missouri Department of Conservation. She’ll discuss “Adaptive management and the role of science in a public agency.” The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff […]

  • July 12, 2016 • 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63114

Mars Chocolate North America has set a goal to make their offices and factories “Sustainable in a Generation” and, since 2011, Mars, Incorporated has aimed to achieve LEED Gold certification for all new major buildings globally. A shining example of this commitment is their state of the art 500,000-square-foot LEED Gold confectionery manufacturing facility in […]

  • July 8, 2016 • 8 AM – 12 PM
  • Seigle 106, Washington University, Danforth Campus

Bryce Sadtler, an assistant professor of chemistry at Washington University, and the Institute for School Partnership will be hosting a FREE workshop for high school chemistry teachers. Crystalline solids play a critical role in our everyday lives from building construction to computer electronics to jewelry. This workshop will introduce teachers to Crystal Viewer, a software […]

  • July 7, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Laura Bhatti Catano of the University of Missouri-St. Louis will give a talk titled ‘Coral reefs and the ecology of fear.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at rabizoff@biology2.wustl.edu or 314-935-8430. Click here for flyer for […]

  • June 30, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Ben Sadd of Illinois State University will give a talk titled ‘Constrained by royal decree: trans-generational immunity in bumblebees and consequences for friend and foe.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at rabizoff@biology2.wustl.edu or 314-935-8430. Click here for […]

  • June 30, 2016 • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Busch Laboratory 151, Washington University, Danforth Campus

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Explore the use of classroom built photobioreactors as a tool for students to gain a deeper understanding of the process of photosynthesis and authentic experimentation. A model photobioreactor will be built during the workshop. The workshop will continue with a survey of the biofuel products of algae: Ethanol Fermentation and […]

  • June 29, 2016 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Webster University - East Academic Building 202 545 Garden Ave. , Webster Groves, MO 63119

As part of Webster University’s summer lunch and learn series Alicia Lloyd of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment will discuss “Big Rivers & Local Water Issues.” Click here for details. The event is FREE and box lunches will be provided. RSVP here. Parking is available in Garden Park Plaza parking garage.

  • June 29, 2016 • 9 AM – 3 PM
  • Life Sciences 311, Washington University, Danforth Campus

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Participants will investigate energy and the grid, dollar hear and hot water, and winer energy through kits. The group will then travel by bus to Alberici Construction for a tour of their LEED certified been building, followed by a tour of the landfill in Earth City to see how methane […]

  • June 28, 2016 • 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Busch Laboratory 151, Washington University, Danforth Campus

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Participants will understand how scientists and engineers are staying climate and our atmosphere as well as water quality issues and solutions. View FLYER. Click here to register.

  • June 28 – 29, 2016
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

The 2016 Global Partnership for Plant Conservation conference will focus on plant conversation and sustainable developmental goals. Objectives include drawing new attention to the essential importance of plants for global sustainability and in addressing poverty, securing human wellbeing, peace, stability and overcoming climate change. There is no fee to attend the conference. Registration is required. […]

  • June 24, 2016 • 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Life Science 310 & 311, Washington University, Danforth Campus

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Participants will learn fundamental concepts of nuclear science and how they are used in many aspects of everyday life. They’ll also learn how new isotopes are created in particle accelerators, used in carbon dating and how they provide energy in nuclear power plants. A tour of Washington University’s nuclear chemistry laboratories […]

  • June 23, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

The seminar will feature a talk by Meghan Avolio of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center discussing “Plant community responses to global change drivers.” The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at rabizoff@biology2.wustl.edu or 314-935-8430. Click […]

  • June 22, 2016 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Taylor Ave. Bldg., Rm. 2131, Medical Campus

Emre Toker, director, Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will talk about “Evidence-based Entrepreneurship for Public and Global Health Challenges.” Click here for more information.

  • June 22, 2016 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Webster University - East Academic Building 202 545 Garden Ave. , Webster Groves, MO 63119

As part of Webster University’s summer lunch and learn series John Hickey with the Sierra Club Missouri chapter will discuss “Political Fight for a Greener World.” Click here for details. Learn about strategies and solutions being created and used right here in our local community to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability. The event is […]

  • June 22, 2016 • 11:30 AM – 1 PM
  • King Center, 7th Floor, Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine

The Sustainability Action Team (SAT) will have two special guest speakers: Angela Rolufs, Director of the Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engagement (OSE3) at Missouri Science & Technology in Rolla, and Laura Lock, who works with Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), and will be speaking on the Project Clear Grant initiative. Angela will […]

  • June 21 – 23, 2016
  • Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, 101 N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO

The 6th annual Sustainability Institute for Educators is a three-day event which will guide participants through the Whole-School Sustainability Framework, a system framework that is organized into three components for creating the conditions necessary to journey toward whole-school sustainability: organizational culture, physical place, and educational program. Stephanie Barr, co-author of the Whole-School Sustainability Framework, will keynote […]

  • June 21 – 24, 2016
  • St. Louis, Missouri

The 2016 Midwest Plant Cell Dynamics Conference will be held June 21-24, 2016 in St. Louis. Regular registration deadline is May 21, 2016. Price $280.00 Click here for more details.  

  • June 20, 2016 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • OASIS at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue St. Louis, MO 63105

Discussion will inform and affirm people who are already keen on recycling, and motivate those with an interest in reducing their solid waste footprint on our fragile planet. Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager, Earthways Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden will cover plastics, packaging, batteries, electronics, household hazardous waste, compostables – and more in this informative and […]

  • June 18, 2016 • 9:30 AM – 12 PM
  • Brauer Hall, Room 3015, Washington University, Danforth Campus

Free workshop for high school teachers on using synthetic biology to produce renewable transportation fuels. Registration deadline is Monday, June 10, 2016. Click here for more information.

  • June 18, 2016 • 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

The Saint Louis Science Center will open to the public its new permanent exhibit, GROW, on June 18. The agriculture exhibit will highlight the journey of food from farm to fork, and help visitors gain a deeper understanding of our food supply and the vital role we all play in the stewardship of our food. […]

  • June 16, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Jose Luis Ramirez of the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois, will give a talk titled ‘The mosquito battlefield: understanding the mosquito’s molecular weaponry against pathogens.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at […]

  • June 13, 2016 • 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Dr. Peter H. Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the director of the Washington University Climate Change Initiative (WUCCI). In honor of the occasion, the Garden will be offering $0.80 general admission on-site all day on Monday, June 13th. Offer your birthday wishes to Dr. Raven in person […]

  • June 11, 2016 • 10 AM – 7 PM
  • Creve Coeur Park, 13725 Marine Ave.

Climb. Play. Paddle. Bike. Walk. Run. New festival of the outdoors coming to Creve Coeur Park from Great Rivers Greenway. All are welcome to see, try and learn how to live life outside in our region. Click here for event flyer.

  • June 9, 2016 • 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63132

The Department of Defense directly invests as well as influences the investments of billions of dollars in R&D and new technologies across all sectors. On June 9, join us for an exciting discussion featuring Vice Admiral Phil Cullom as we talk about global innovation and regional relevance. Seating is limited. Reservations are required – reservations@danforthcenter.org […]

  • June 9, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Nyeema Harris from the University of Michigan will give a talk titled ‘Ecological implications of protection-evaluating parasites, place, and predators.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at rabizoff@biology2.wustl.edu or 314-935-8430. Click here for flyer for the 2016 Tyson […]

  • June 4, 2016 • 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

Explore the links between sustainability, energy efficiency, conservation at home and a healthy environment. Talk with green product and service exhibitors, learning more about home improvement and healthy homes.

  • June 2, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka MO 63025

Laura Burkle of Montana State University will give a talk titled ‘The smell of climate change: alterations to floral volatiles and pollinator attraction.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact Ruth Ann Bizoff at rabizoff@biology2.wustl.edu or […]

  • May 27, 2016 • 7:30 AM – 12 PM
  • Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center on the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri.

The 33rd annual Interdisciplinary Plant Group symposium will bring together scientists working on heterosis via several approaches – genetics, epigenetics, breeding, development, physiology, proteomics, metabolomics, organelles, apomixis and systems biology. The organisms represented will include Arabidopsis, maize, rice, tomato, wheat, sorghum, cowpea, cassava/sweet potato, and yeast. This unique convergence of investigators will hopefully inspire new […]

  • May 26, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Living Learning Center, Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka, MO 63025

The first seminar of the season kicks off with a talk by Ximena Bernal from Purdue University titled ‘Unraveling the ecology and evolution of interspecific eavesdropping: lessons from frog-biting midges.’ The talk will be followed by an informal potluck. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert, and Tyson will provide the protein. For additional information contact […]

  • May 26, 2016 • 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center on the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri.

The 33rd annual Interdisciplinary Plant Group symposium will bring together scientists working on heterosis via several approaches – genetics, epigenetics, breeding, development, physiology, proteomics, metabolomics, organelles, apomixis and systems biology. The organisms represented will include Arabidopsis, maize, rice, tomato, wheat, sorghum, cowpea, cassava/sweet potato, and yeast. This unique convergence of investigators will hopefully inspire new […]

  • May 25, 2016 • 8:30 AM – 2 PM
  • Brauer Hall, Room 12

Washington University will host scientists and engineers to focus on aerosol reaction engineering May 24 and 25 at the second annual CASE Workshop. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of the discipline as it relates to the formation and growth of particles in gas-phase reactors, their measurement using a spectrum of real-time aerosol instruments, and […]

  • May 25, 2016 • 7:30 AM – 6 PM
  • Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center on the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri.

The 33rd annual Interdisciplinary Plant Group symposium will bring together scientists working on heterosis via several approaches – genetics, epigenetics, breeding, development, physiology, proteomics, metabolomics, organelles, apomixis and systems biology. The organisms represented will include Arabidopsis, maize, rice, tomato, wheat, sorghum, cowpea, cassava/sweet potato, and yeast. This unique convergence of investigators will hopefully inspire new lines of […]

  • May 24, 2016 • 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Brauer Hall, Room 12

Washington University will host scientists and engineers to focus on aerosol reaction engineering May 24 and 25 at the second annual CASE Workshop. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of the discipline as it relates to the formation and growth of particles in gas-phase reactors, their measurement using a spectrum of real-time aerosol instruments, and […]

  • May 20, 2016 • 8:30 AM
  • Brookings Quadrangle

The all-university Commencement will take place in Brookings Quadrangle. Civil rights champion John Lewis to deliver the Commencement address. Recognition ceremonies and receptions precede or immediately follow the ceremony. Click here for details.

  • May 16, 2016 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Rebstock Hall, Room 322

Roger Deal of Emory University will discuss “Gene regulatory mechanisms in plant development.” Click here for more information.

  • May 16, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Knight Center Pub, Danforth Campus

Recognition of the 2016 I-CARES research winners during a happy hour at the Knight Center pub. Private event. Click here to read about the 2016 research awardees.

  • May 12, 2016 • 7 PM
  • Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd. Ellisville, MO

Dr. Ryan Clegg-Watkins uses Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images to study the effects of rocket exhaust on lunar soil and to investigate silicic volcanic regions of the Moon.

  • May 12, 2016 • 5:15 PM – 7 PM
  • Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road Saint Louis, MO 63132

A discussion about the potential for alternative energy sources, particularly renewable biofuels, to transform major industries, including aerospace and aviation. The event is free, but reservations  are required. Panelists: John Tracy, chief technology officer of The Boeing Company. Jerry Steiner, CEO of Arvegenix, has 34 years of agricultural & life science experience. Toni Kutchan, Vice President […]

  • May 11, 2016 • 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS), 101 N. Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124

Author and gardening columnist Jeff Lowenfels, and James Sotillo, a leading soil life consultant and arborist, will come together in St. Louis from opposite ends of the country with a focus on biodiversity on levels too long beneath our notice. Register by May 3 at http://www.deercreekalliance.org/wiws For more information on the event click here.

  • May 6, 2016 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • 282 N. Skinker

First-year Master of Landscape Architecture students will exhibit their sketches, drawings, and models developed in the studio Landscapes of Power.  Student work investigates and speculates on energy production, shifts in consumption paradigms, and climate change. The opening public reception will take place from 4:30-6:30pm on May 6. Click here for more information.  

  • May 6, 2016 • 9 AM – 10 AM
  • Compton Hall, Room 241

Professor Paul Braun, Department of of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, will discuss “Three Dimensionally Mesostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Light Harvesting.” In my talk, I will attempt to capture the state-of-the-art in highly functional self-assembled three-dimensional composites for energy harvesting and storage illustrated with examples from both my research and other […]

  • May 3, 2016 • 5 PM – 7 PM
  • The Green Center 8025 Blackberry Ave St. Louis, MO 63130

The Green Center presents “From the Suburbs of the US to the Wilds of Galapagos:  Making a Difference for Wildlife“ with Dr. Patricia G. Parker, Department of Biology, Des Lee Professor of Zoological Studies University of Missouri-St. Louis Reservations required by April 29.  

  • May 3, 2016 • 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Compton Hall, Room 241

Attend a discussion by Robert S. Maxwell, Materials Science Division Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Established in 1952, LLNL is a multidisciplinary National Laboratory 35 miles east of San Francisco focused on applying state of the art science, engineering, and operational expertise to Nuclear, International and Domestic and Energy and Environmental Security missions. Click here […]

  • May 2, 2016 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Danforth Campus, Hillman Hall, Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Forum
  • April 30, 2016 • 10 AM – 3 PM
  • 291 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO 63017

The festival offers a convenient recycling drive-thru, information exhibits, free tree and native pollinator wildflower giveaways, eco-friendly products and cultural entertainment. FREE event for all ages. Free confidential document shredding will be provided by Shred-It (five-box limit). And the Citizens Alliance for Positive Youth (CAPY) and the Chesterfield Police Department will be collecting prescription and over-the-counter medications, […]

  • April 27, 2016 • 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co. 105 E. Jefferson Ave. Kirkwood, MO 63122

The recent succession of record floods in Missouri demands explanation and a considered regional response. Professor Bob Criss will suggest several strategies that can reduce flood risk while benefiting both the economy and the environment.

  • April 27, 2016 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Bauer Hall, Room 160

Expert panel will discuss the relationship between fossil fuels and alternative energy. Specifically: Do low fossil fuel prices have a long-term impact on alternative energy investment, and if so, how. Guest speakers include: Robert Bryce, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, John Hickey, Director of the Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Joseph […]

  • April 26, 2016 • 5 PM
  • Simon Hall, Room 017

The Student Green Council event will include a brief presentation courtesy of the Office of Sustainability regarding the new Strategic Plan for Sustainability, a summary of student successes over the course of the past year, and a discussion session regarding areas needing improvement. This event is held once per semester, and is open to students […]

  • April 24, 2016 • 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Muny Grounds, Forest Park

Learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and participate in hands-on educational activities. Entry is free.

  • April 23, 2016 • 12 PM – 4 PM
  • Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, Museum's Lower Level

Everyone’s favorite community clothing swap and DIY upcycling event has returned! Bring at least one bag of your unwanted (but clean!) clothes to contribute, then dive in and find some new-to-you-treasures. Take them home as is, or head to our seeing room where volunteers will help you alter or completely transform your new duds. Click […]

  • April 23, 2016 • 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Muny Grounds, Forest Park

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a premier destination for the public to learn about a wide-range of environmental issues including, sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations. Participants can meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on […]

  • April 22, 2016 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, Shoenberg Theater, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

Lecture will provide an overview of the botany of Madagascar and Africa and its application with conservation and its human impact. Free of charge.

  • April 22, 2016 • 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Muny Grounds, Forest Park

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a premier destination for the public to learn about a wide-range of environmental issues, including  sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations. Participants can meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, […]

  • April 21, 2016 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310)

Presentation of paris Agreement produced from the 21y session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took pace December 2015 in Paris, France. A panel of past COP student delegates will discuss their COP experience, followed by a Q & A session. Introductory remarks by Peter H. Raven, the George Engelmann Professor […]

  • April 20, 2016 • 11:30 AM – 1 PM
  • Engineers Club of St. Louis 4359 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108

In the past few years, the St. Louis region has been impacted by extreme weather events, more frequently than possibly any other time in the region’s history. These are not just related to major floods (2011, 2015), but major droughts as well (2012). As a result, it must be understood that climate change is not […]

  • April 14, 2016 • 7 PM
  • Grant’s View Branch – St. Louis County Library 9700 Musick Road

Dr. Christine Kirmaier’s research includes studying light harvesting in photosynthetic organisms, the primary reactions of photosynthesis, and electronic structure and photophysical properties of chlorophylls and chlorophyll-like compounds.

  • April 14, 2016 • 8 AM – 2 PM
  • SLU's Center for Global Citizenship 3672 West Pine Mall

Learn about sustainability from the perspective of thought leaders in the energy sector.

  • April 13, 2016 • 9:30 AM – 4 AM
  • SLU's Center for Global Citizenship 3672 West Pine Mall

Learn about sustainability from the perspective of thought leaders in the energy sector.

  • April 8, 2016 • 10 AM
  • McMillan G052, Danforth Campus, Washington University

Tom Philpott, award-winning writer on food politics and correspondent for Mother Jones, will give a public talk entitled “American Food Production and Two Slow Motion Ecological Crises.” He will show how the US food system is highly dependent on two regions—California and the Corn Belt— both of which are in the midst of long-brewing, slow-motion ecological […]

  • April 3, 2016 • 10 AM – 2 PM
  • STLCC – Forest Park Campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue

The Recycling Extravaganza is a collection event for hard-to-recycle items.

  • March 30, 2016 • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Washington University, Danforth Campus, Rodin Auditorium

Photosynthetic hydrogen production has long been a dream that promises the cost-effective and sustainable production of a clean burning fuel and important commodity chemical. Stanford University Professor James Swartz will deliver a seminar titled “Photosynthetic Hydrogen Production: Maturing Research into Technology.” Click here for event flyer.

  • March 20, 2016 • 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Webster Groves Recreation Center, #33 E. Glendale Webster Groves, MO 63119

If you are looking to create a healthier and greener life for yourself, your family or your community, then this event is for you! More than 50 booths to explore. Adult admission is $8.00. Children under 16 are free.

  • February 16, 2016 • 3 PM – 5 PM
  • Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

The seminar will explore Washington University’s innovative Green Rehab Experiment. This multi-disciplinary applied research project aims to chart a path towards net-zero energy performance for 100-year-old, multi-family buildings within market constraints, while transforming the interiors to meet contemporary housing demands. Outcomes are measured through the comparison of control (standard specification) and experimental (high-performance) buildings with […]

  • February 2, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Jennifer and Thomas Hillman Hall Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Forum

Please join us on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 to learn about Dr. Peter H. Raven’s role in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, one of the advisory groups to Pope Francis, in the development of his Encyc lica l Lett er Laudato Sí. After an introductory statement by Dr. Raven, we will host an interfaith panel […]

  • January 21, 2016 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Danforth University Center (DUC), Room 276

Harvard Professor Joel Schwartz to deliver a lecture titled “Air Pollution, Temperature, and Climate Change: Health Risks and Benefits.” Panel session to follow. Click here for event flyer.