635 Locust St. August 8, 7 pm
As executive director of the USGBC-STL, Emily Andrews has emerged as a leading advocate for cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings in St. Louis. Her primary responsibilities with USGBC-STL include providing outreach, education and advocacy for green building principles and practices throughout the region. With green building design continuing to grow in popularity, Andrews is focused on demonstrating the many benefits that can be derived from green building practices.
During the five years Emily Andrews has been leading the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-Missouri Gateway Chapter, St. Louis has gone from having only a handful of LEED certified buildings to more than 85 commercial and 65 residential projects in the metro area.
Education Coordinator at Missouri Botanical Garden EarthWays Center – Through her position at the EarthWays Center, Katy Mike connects people to their bio-region and urban community. She infuses the Missouri Botanical Garden’s sustainability education with innovative art and literacy programming, and she is specifically interested in recycling, new ways to reuse materials, and re-thinking our resources. Her current responsibilities include coordination of the outreach programs at the K-12 level, university consulting on sustainability, volunteer coordination, camp direction, and maintenance of the compost pile, amongst others.