Challenge 2019 - Celebrating Ten Years of Making Green Work for St. Louis Businesses

    Register Now - click here to register your organization for the 2019 Challenge Program

    The Challenge team is calling all companies, non-profits, municipalities and institutions that have previously taken the Challenge to return – and those most recently engaged to continue - the work of integrating sustainable thinking and practice into your everyday operations. This year will be filled with sustainable business learning and leadership resources, professional networking, b-to-b marketing opportunities, and recognition for your company’s Green achievements! Process is as important as product, and products of Green Challenge work are efficient, cost-effective ways to achieve the Triple Bottom Line goals of your business.

    Participation rates remain the same:

    • $595 - Leader and Champion levels
    • $295 - Green Cities Challenge
    • $195 - Challenge Apprentice

      2019 Scorecards (in editable Excel format) will be sent to primary contacts when Leader and Champion registrations are received.



          Register for the May Seminar

            Wednesday, May 8, 2019
            at COCA
            from 7:30 - 9:30am
            - click here to register individuals for the May 2019 Seminar


            The May Seminar will include presentations on:
            • Green Teams
            • Employee Engagment
            • Community Service Opportunities

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            About the Challenge

             
             
            The St. Louis Green Business Challenge, a program of the Missouri Botanical Garden, delivers "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 the program launched in 2010, 216 companies - representing more than 150,000 employees - have joined the Challenge. Ongoing sustainability commitment is strong: 47% of these companies have participated in the Challenge for three or more years, with 12 companies engaged through all nine 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

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