2022 State of the Chapter

  • 11 Jan 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


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USGBC-Missouri Gateway

2022 State of the Chapter

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Join us for our annual State of the Chapter & Social on Tuesday, January 11th as we kick off the new year. We look forward to connecting with you virtually at this FREE event – open to members and non-members! 

  • Win a cool DOOR PRIZE! We will pick two winners at the close of the event (must be present to win). One will take home a Swag Bag from St. Louis City Soccer Club (worth $150) and the other a $100 Gift Card from rootberry, a local plant-based food company. See below for details about each prize! 

  • Help us kick off the new year
  • Learn what it takes to be a Green Ribbon School 
  • Hear from USGBC's new Federal Legislative Director
  • Meet USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Leader
  • Make a new year's resolution to get involved in your Green Buildings Are Better community and meet our committee chairs 
  • Participate in our Online Auction - opens January 7 @ 10:00 am and closes January 14 @ noon. You need not attend the State of the Chapter participate! Here's a link to the Online Auction - or see below for details! 

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming the New Year and contributing to our goal of making every building a green building on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. 

LIVE ONLINE SILENT AUCTION - see confirmed items below! 

Opening January 7, 2022 - January 14, 2022


  • Kiara Fite, Communication & Outreach Coordinator at Flance Early Learning Center  - discussing Flance's sustainability efforts and Green Ribbon School designation

  • Ben Evans, Federal Legislative Director for USGBC - discussing the infrastructure bill


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

5:30 - 7:00 pm


Virtual event via Zoom.

Registrants will receive login details upon registration for the event.



Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.


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  • Pollinator Package of Native Plants: Attract butterflies, bees and more to your yard with a flat of native perennials and a native shrub. / Retail Value: $175 / Donated by: Native Landscape Solutions, Inc.
  • Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality: Reduce indoor air contaminants with the installation of Air Scrubber by Aerus, a whole-home air purification system installed directly in-line with your home's ductwork. / Retail value: $839.00 / Equipment and installation, both generously donated by SmartHouse Heating & Cooling.
  • 4 Fox Club Tickets to THE PROM @ the Fabulous Fox Theater: Enjoy THE PROM, a Broadway hit that the New York Times declares will "make you believe in musical comedy again!" on January 28. Include 1 Parking Pass / Retail Value: $400 / Donated by Guarantee Electrical
  • Weekend Getaway at Timber Farms & Ozark Forest Mushrooms: Weekend Stay for 2 (Friday & Saturday nights) or the equivalent during the week at Beaver Lake House at Timber Farms and Ozark Forest Mushrooms.  A tour of the mushroom farm is included! / Retail Value: $350 / Donated by Dan Hellmuth & Nicola MacPhereson
  • Floral Arrangement:  Enjoy a small color bowl - a custom-created flowering plant bowl. Perfect for your company lobby or your dining room table. / Retail Value: $175 / Generously donated by Growing Green, Inc.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Festival Membership: The best way to experience the Missouri Botanical Garden is as a member! This  membership will provide ample opportunities to enjoy the Garden and all its special events. / Retail Value: $225 / Donated by the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Smart Thermostat: Increase your home's IQ and energy efficiency with a Siemens RDS120 Smart Thermostat! Controls conventional HVAC and heat pumps in light commercial or residential buildings, remote user controls with your smart phone, plus options for humidity, occupancy and VOC sensors. / Retail Value: $240 / Donated by Siemens
  • Bourbon Basket: Don't miss out on this always popular auction item! Details coming soon / Donated by Kim Chapman, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Board member
  • St. Louis Science Center Family & Friends Level Membership: Explore everything the St. Louis Science Center has to offer - including the OMNIMAX Theater and Planetarium. There's something for everyone to learn about science and technology at the museum. / Retail Value: $89 / Donated by the St. Louis Science Center 
  • St. Louis Zoo Patron Membership: Who doesn't love a day at the Zoo?! Use this membership to enjoy family fun time and everything the St. Louis Zoo has to offer. / Retail Value: $79 / Donated by the St. Louis Zoo
  • Missouri Historical Society Historian Membership: Explore St. Louis and Missouri history and contemporary issues with this membership. / Retail Value: $75 / Donated by the Missouri Historical Society
  • Charming Cottage Stay in Elsah, IL: Enjoy a 2-night stay at a charming 2 bedroom cottage in historic Elsah, IL. Located an hour from downtown St. Louis on the Great River Road, Elsah has been voted #1 Top Scenic Spot in Illinois and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Elsah Cottage includes a full kitchen, parking on site, WiFi and is a short walk from the center of town. / Retail Value: $300 / Donated by Mary Ann Lazarus (USGBC-Missouri Gateway Board Member) and Dan Jay
  • Cozy Cabin Retreat @ Farwig Farm: Enjoy a two night stay for two in this rustic tiny house! It is a renovated smoke house from the 1800's, located at Farwig Farm, a working farm in Union, MO with with chickens, turkeys, pigs, sheep, and guineas. Kick back and enjoy the patio and the view or enjoy walking trails around the farm. / Retail Value: $300 / Donated by Korey and Anna Hart, Farwig Farm Owners
  • Get Your Compost On!Is it your new years resolution to send less to the landfill? Let us help with a six month subscription for compost pick up (every other week) right from your doorstep! Service area covers roughly from downtown St. Louis to Olivette and Webster Groves to Carondelet. / Retail Value: $125 / Donated by New Earth Farms
  • Hon Office Chair: Have you been sitting in front of your laptop in a dining room table chair while working from home? Now is the time to up your work from home game with this HON Nucleus Task Chair! This chair offers comfort from the inside out. / Retail Value: $567 / Donated by CI Select
  • Light Up Your Life with 2 LED Lamps!You want to look your best on Zoom calls right? Add this pair of Vamp LED lights to your work from home (or office) set up. Lamps are nearly identical, except one provides wireless charging. Lamps are GREENGUARD certified. / Retail Value: $350 / Donated by POE and Loomis Contract
  • One Month of Unlimited Zoom Fitness ClassesGet Moving, Get Fit and Feel Better with this gift certificate for one month of unlimited Zoom Fitness classes with Yip Fitness! Yip Fitness provides live 1-hour Zoom online bodyweight training group fitness classes. Your one-month of unlimited classes includes free one on one bi-weekly accountability coaching to learn about meal-planning, accountability tricks, setting daily habit goals, and managing stress. / Retail Value: $104.36 / Donated by Stacy YIp
  • Vin Au Chocolat: This wine and chocolate basket is a perfect winter pick me up! Stay home, read a book or watch a movie, and enjoy a glass of wine and some lovely chocolates. Basket includes: 3 bottles of red wine, an autographed copy of Dessert Person (cookbook by St. Louisan Claire Saffitz) and various chocolate treats. / Retail Value: $220 / Donated by USGBC-Missouri Gateway's Education Committee!
  • Grow Your Native Plant Network with a Wild Ones Membership & More!: This Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter membership will connect you with an inspiring and growing community of native plant gardeners, which is one of the largest and most active of the 50+ chapters in the National Wild Ones organization! This auction item also includes a handmade piece of upcycled yard art  and Douglas Tallamy's book "Bringing Nature Home" / Retail Value: $110 / Donated by USGBC-Missouri Gateway's Membership & Marketing Committee
  • Scout & Cellar Wine Gift Baskets (1 small w 2 bottles, 1 large w 4 bottles)
    Enjoy 2 or 4 bottles of Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafted Wine along with assorted cheeses and chocolates. Clean-Crafted wine goes through two rounds of independent lab testing to guarantee its free to synthetic pesticides and chemical additives. Farming and production practices are also reviewed / 
    Retail Value: $125 (Large Basket w 4 bottles); or $75 (Small Basket w 2 bottles) / Donated by Roof Top Sedums, LLC

ABOUT DOOR PRIZES - Door Prizes will be drawn at end of event. One winner per door prize, must be present to win.  

Support your new MLS Team with a St. Louis City Soccer Club Swag Bag ($150) - includes a sticker, koozie, lapel pin, lanyard, car cling, t-shirt, stress ball and license plat cover. Donated by St. Louis City SC

Instead of setting impossible goals, how about you just “eat more plants more often” with a $100 rootberry gift card! - rootberry is St. Louis’ new plant-powered food companyfeaturing a rotating menu of chef-and-nutritionist developed entrees, shareables, and desserts that are ready to eat or heat in minutes. Meals include Shepherd's Pie, Winter Squash Risotto, Aztec Enchiladas, Tikka Masala and more. rootberry is available for delivery to your home or office, no subscription required. Donated by rootberry

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at fbrandt@mobot.org or (314) 577-0884.


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