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Holy cats, spring break is over already. Or was it winter break? With the weather being as unpredictable as it is, sometimes it’s hard to tell. Regardless, I’m sure the rest of the school year will fly by.  But wait! It’s not over quite yet. We haven’t had the Environmental Fair yet. I write about it every year without fail…it is an annual occurrence, after all.
To recap:  the Environmental Fair is our way of showcasing how students and staff can be more eco-friendly. In the past we had tables from various campus organizations promoting recycling, composting, and endangered wildlife, as well as tables from the Missouri Botanical Gardens, a local upcycled jewelry craftsman, and the REFRESH secondhand clothing store. We try to have it outdoors in our meadow, with a bunch of tables that students can stroll though and enjoy.
I’m trying to do it big this year: catering, lots of tables, all the bells and whistles. The date will be April 23rd from 11am to 1pm. Come out and enjoy!!! IT’S GONNA BE THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR EVARRRRRR.

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This Thursday, April 18th, is the 3rd annual Environmental Fair! It will be happening from 11-2, in the meadow (weather permitting) or in the AMC of Medaille Hall! To remind you all how awesome the fair is, I’ll show you some pictures from last year.

Don’t forget you can borrow bikes from Environmental Club!

Raffle prizes! Plenty of that this year.

Organic farms!

Missouri Botanical Gardens Earthways Center!

REfresh!

The HES garden!

SEE HOW AWESOME!?!?! Super, then I’ll see you there.

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A few weeks ago, I mentioned Rosemary Grove and its partnership with the Environmental Club. Rosemary Grove, I’ll reiterate, is a store that focuses on Fair Trade items, which ensures that the producers of the items were paid fairly and had good working conditions. I’m pleased to announce that last Thursday we had a benefit shopping night at the Kirkwood location, and it was a success!

We invited anyone from Fontbonne to come, and 10% of the proceeds went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens – one of my favorite places in St. Louis. And there were a lot of cool things to purchase! I’m definitely going back to get some items to raffle off at the Environmental Fair (which is Thursday April 18th, by the way).

Check it out!

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As I may have mentioned before – or if I haven’t, I’m about to start – every year the Environmental Club puts on an “Environmental Fair” to help educate the community about various eco-friendly/green businesses and organizations in St. Louis. In the past, we’ve featured organic/local food, the Fontbonne garden, endangered animals, electronic recycling, second-hand clothing, upcycled jewelry, and lots of other cool stuff. I’m working on putting together the fair for this year, and I found a new place that I’m super excited about: Rosemary Grove.

Rosemary Grove is a store/website that focuses on selling only Fair Trade items. What does that mean? Fair Trade is a guarantee that no matter where in the world the item was produced, the workers involved got paid fairly, had good working conditions, and the planet wasn’t harmed by its production – it’s like the antithesis of a sweatshop. I’m so pleased that they will have a table at the fair!

And even better, the Environmental Club is partnering with Rosemary Grove as an “Advocate”. This means that whenever someone shops there and mentions us, we’ll get 10% of the sale, the proceeds of which we’ve decided to donate to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Here’s a link to the website, where you can find our club on their list! http://www.rosemarygrove-online.com/pages/rg-advocates

There is also an in-store shopping event in the works for early April, so stay tuned for that as well!

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Fair Weather Ahead

by Alumni Posts April 9, 2012

What I’m really pumped about right now: Next week (Tuesday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to be precise) is the second annual Environmental Fair! It’s always the Environmental Club’s biggest event, so I’m glad it’s finally coming together. It should be even bigger and better than last year’s – and hopefully the […]

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Butterflies and Gorillas

by Alumni Posts April 11, 2011

On Friday, the Biological Sciences Organization (BSO) took a field trip to the Bufferfly House in Faust Park. After taking a few group photos outside the atrium and looking at multiple glass tanks full of all sorts of different insects, we all trekked through the free-flight atrium. The butterflies were absolutely beautiful, and the floral, […]

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