Green Business Products and Service EXPO - October 14, 2015
St. Louis Science Center 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Laclede Gas Company and UMB
Register here

Exhibitors as on October 6:
  • 4M
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Ameren Pure Power 
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • DJM Ecological Services
  • Emerson Leadership Institute at Saint Louis University
  • Enterprise CarShare, RideShare, ZimRide
  • EPC , Inc.
  • GoGreenSolarLighting
  • Graybar
  • Laclede Gas Company
  • Metro
  • Metro Lighting
  • Microgrid Energy
  • Midwest Recycling Center
  • Missouri American Water
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Missouri History Museum
  • MLMC
  • Nine Network of Public Media
  • Office Essentials
  • Pathosans
  • RBO Printlogistix
  • Ridefinders
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • St. Louis Composting
  • Sitton Energy Solutions
  • Tesla Motors
  • U.S. Green Building Council - MO Gateway Chapter
  • World Bird Sanctuary
If you would like to exhibit, contact Eric Schneider at  Free exhibit tables for Challenge participants, $50 for St. Louis Regional Chamber members; $100 for non-members (additional charges for electricity)

Challenge Directory Available!
The Challenge Directory is now available. Please select the following link to download a copy.
Fall Tour Schedule Set!

Come see the latest technology in renewable energy generation and electronic recycling. All tours are free to attend, but you must register at 

September 25 - EPC USA E-Cycling Tour of E-Scrap Processing Center, Earth City, MO | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

October 2 - Waste Management Renewable Natural Gas Facility Tour, Milum Landfill, Fairmount City, IL | 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

October 23 - Ameren Renewable Energy Center Tour (5.7MW Solar Array), O'Fallon, MO |9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

November 18 - Materials Lifecycle Management Company Tour (Waste to Fuel Plant), Bridgeton, MO | 8:30 am. to 9:30 a..m 

Reservations required to attend. Go to to reserve your place on the tour.
STARTING IN AUGUST: Green Cities Challenge!
NEW! Green Cities Challenge begins with Training Seminar August 27
This program addresses the unique needs of municipalities to help implement sustainability strategies in everyday operations and engage constituents, both residents and businesses. Two 3-hour seminars will provide in-depth training using a menu of policies and actions, peer-to-peer problem solving, and best practice sharing – with emphasis on measurable strategies defined by ONE STL. Our Resource Advisor, Jean Ponzi of the Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center, will make a site visit to your municipal facilities and meet with your Green Team, as well as provide ongoing email and phone consultations. Participants in the Green Cities Challenge can exhibit at no charge at our Green Business Products and Services Expo on October 14, and will be honored at the St. Louis Green Business Challenge Award Celebration with their case study published in the Accomplishment booklet. This program will run from August to December with a a participation fee of $295. To enroll, please click here.  The Green Cities Challenge is a partnership between ONE STL, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.
View the 2015 St. Louis Green Business Challenge Scorecards:

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Check out our Sustainable Success Reports each month in St. Louis Small Business Monthly!
February 2015 : Midwest Recycling Center
January 2015:  Russo's Catering
December 2014: Office Essentials Inc.
November 2014: The Advertisers Printing Company

About the Challenge

The St. Louis Green Business Challenge allows companies of all types to engage in advancing sustainable business strategies by following the Challenge Scorecard. It is open to owners and tenants of buildings; those new to the concept of sustainable business operations; and those who have integrated these concepts or are ready to fully integrate.

Unique to the St. Louis effort is the cooperation between the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Missouri Botanical Garden. This partnership of the Chamber's broad business network and the Garden's sustainability knowledge has enabled the Challenge to spread across the business, educational, governmental, and non-profit sectors of the St. Louis regional economy. Challenge companies benefit from customized coaching, including site visits and ongoing phone and email support, provided by the expert staff of the EarthWays Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden's sustainability division. This unique program element supports Challenge participants in evaluating and implementing Scorecard options in ways that optimize performance, cost-benefits, and engagement in accord with each company's goals and culture.

Monthly seminars are held for companies to share best practices processes and outcomes and learn new strategies. There are also green business tours, an annual Green Products and Services EXPO, specialized presentations and mentoring relationships to assist participating companies. An online resource bank with examples of policies, surveys, communications tools and best practices are generously shared by Challenge participants. These frequent Challenge activities and regular communications foster a regional professional network of sustainability leaders.

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.

Three Challenge Tracks Suited to Your Company
1. The Challenge Apprentice Track: A three month program beginning in April to June 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 for Chamber members; $300 for non-members. 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 March to November 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= $495 for Chamber; $750 for non-members. 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= $495 for Chamber; $750 for non-members. The enrollment fee is per company so that all members of your green team and staff can attend at no additional charge.