Register Now: 2017 Award Ceremony

at Busch Stadium

Friday, December 8th -  11:30am - 1:30pm



We will be celebrating all 2017 Green Business Challenge accomplishments in the Redbird Club at Busch Stadium.

Special thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals Organization for hosting the 2017 Award Ceremony.
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About the Challenge
 
 
The St. Louis Green Business Challenge, a joint program of the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Botanical Gardendelivers "triple-bottom" line results (financial, social, and environmental) to businesses of all types and sizes across the St. Louis region. The Challenge supports integration of sustainability measures into the kinds of everyday operational practices common to every business.  Participants identify and adapt the strategies that improve financial performance and engage employees in voluntary measures to reduce environmental impacts.
 
Since its inception in 2010, 176 companies representing more than 150,000 employees, 77 (44%) have participated in the Challenge for three or more years, with 13 companies engaged through all seven program years. 

Why Should Your Company Join the Challenge?
1. Incorporate sustainability strategies that will assist staff with practices to reduce environmental impact.
2. Establish and energize your company's green team to continue implementing and enhancing sustainability initiatives.
3. Receive sustainability consulting services from the  EarthWays Center staff of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
4. Join a network of local companies making sustainability a priority 
5. Special events, workshops and seminars to keep participating teams engaged and motivated.


Four Challenge Tracks Suited to Your Company

1. The Challenge Apprentice Track: A three month program beginning in May to July will provide 2 seminars to learn simple policies and actions to get your green team started, learn about energy and waste reduction strategies and energy efficiency incentives. Participants receive consulting support from the sustainability staff of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Download the menu of options here. Participants who complete item on this menu receive an award upon completion of the track.

 

Fee = $195 - The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.


 

2. The Challenge Leaders Track: An eighth-month program from April to December with monthly seminars to exchange best practices. Topics include sustainability policies internally and for vendors and supply chain, energy efficiency incentives, green cleaning, green purchasing/office products, renewable energy, and alternative fuel and transportation. Participants work through a scorecard of strategies (download here) and receive awards based on points achieved. The Missouri Botanical Garden sustainability staff meets your company green team on-site to facilitate adoption of strategies.

Fee= $595 - The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.



3. The Challenge Champions Track: Designed for companies who have participated in the Challenge and looking to maintain the green momentum. A special scorecard (download here) encourages companies to reach measurable reductions in energy, waste, and greenhouse gas reductions, along with high performance building strategies and biodiversity accomplishments. Champions are encouraged to attend the Leaders Track meetings and become a mentor to new Challenge participants. Separate seminars that go deeper into sustainable business topics will be help. The Missouri Botanical Garden sustainability staff meets your company green team on-site to facilitate adoption of strategies.


Fee= $595 The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.

 

 

4. The Challenge Green Cities Track: The Challenge launched a new program to address sustainability within the range of operational requirements unique to local governments. A pilot class of five Missouri and Illinois municipalities learned to incorporate sustainability policy and practice fundamentals, guided by a fusion of the Challenge Apprentice menu with metrics from OneSTL, the regional plan for sustainable development - A three month program beginning in May to July will provide 2 seminars to learn simple policies and actions to get your green team started, learn about energy and waste reduction strategies and energy efficiency incentives. Participants receive consulting support from the sustainability staff of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Download the menu of options here. Participants who complete item on this menu receive an award upon completion of the track.

 

Fee = $295 - The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.

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