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Coffee Break: Green Basics in Business Operations with the St. Louis Green Business Challenge

  • 18 Feb 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom


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Coffee Break

Green Basics in Business Operations with the St. Louis Green Business Challenge - Impacts into Year 13

Need a break? A quick face-to-face with your green building community? New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day? Join your Green Buildings Are Better community every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for a quick coffee break discussing green building, sustainability, and community hot topics with local and national featured guests! View previously recorded USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Coffee Breaks. 

Following our conversation Friday, February 4th with Chris Ruth on using building automation for the purpose of energy management, we are pleased to present the St. Louis Green Business Challenge that supports local businesses make these energy efficiency improvements possible in your organization and more! 

Learn about the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, it's process and impacts and how YOU and YOUR ORGANIZATION can engage in business sustainability! Your local action delivers global results. 


  • Jean Ponzi, St. Louis Green Business Challenge Program Manager and Green Resource Manager, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden 
A 26-year veteran of the Garden's EarthWays Center team, "Green Jean" currently applies her sustainability expertise as manager of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, operator of the Garden's Green Resources Info Service, and is on the leadership team for the regional initiative BiodiverseCity St. Louis. Her enviro-interview show Earthworms has logged over 31 years of conversations through KDHX St. Louis Independent Media, as her volunteer community service. Jean is in demand as a speaker, writer and media spokesperson, offering local to national audiences both practical options and ecological inspiration. 


The St. Louis Green Business Challenge promotes Green practices, policies, thinking, and  strategy by collaborating across our local business sectors. The Challenge? Green Basics in business operations. 

Housing a network of companies committed to green policy and practice, and integrating sustainable measures into their daily operations, Year 13 of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge is aiming to:

  • advocate and facilitate processes for Green Collar Jobs, 
  • promote strategies learned from Challenge participants addressing climate change issues with a Triple Bottom Line approach, and 
  • work to collaborate with USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter on integrating Green Business Basics into regional economic development plans, partnerships, and dialogues. 
Let's start the conversation! 


Friday, February 18, 2022 

10:00 - 10:30 AM, CST


Virtual event via Zoom.

Registrants will receive login details prior to the event.


FREE. All are welcome!

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Contact USGBC-MGC staff, at fbrandt@mobot.org or 314-577-0884. 

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