"Our city was already committed
 to sustainability but the
St. Louis Green Business
Challenge showed us we can
do more AND provides the
resources and contacts to do it.
We love the Challenge - its
been instrumental in helping
expand St. Peters' sustainablity
initiatives."
- Debra Knoble, Sustainability
Specialist, City of St. Peters

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. 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 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 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. 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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