Sustainability Planning

In 2011, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) received a Sustainable Communities Initiative regional planning grant. Over the course of three years, EWG and 11 partner organizations worked together to create OneSTL, a regional plan for sustainable development.

OneSTL - Many Communities. One Future.

The plan seeks to provide a set of goals and strategies that any person, group, or agency can use to work toward a more prosperous, healthy, and vibrant region. EWG hosts the plan and is leading the effort on several OneSTL initiatives, which are outlined below.

Climate Action Plan

East-West Gateway Council of Governments is taking the lead on developing a St. Louis Regional Climate Action Plan, funded by the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants. The plan is intended to identify projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants and prepare to leverage the many federal funding opportunities available to implement them.

OneSTL Sustainability Lab

The Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex is a hub of collaboration for people working on, learning about, and advocating for sustainability. This event was initially established to give the many organizations working on projects related to OneSTL the opportunity to meet regularly and share their successes, lessons, and challenges.

OneSTL Working Groups

OneSTL Working Groups meet to implement strategies that help achieve goals of the OneSTL plan. Individuals in relevant fields are welcome to join a group and support this effort.

OneSTL Indicators

The OneSTL Indicators measure the St. Louis region’s progress toward sustainability. They indicate whether the region is developing in a way that balances economic, environmental, and equity factors. Analysis of the indicators can better equip the region to make data driven decisions, set priorities, and track progress.

OneSTL Sustainability Summit

The 2017 Sustainability Summit was the inaugural St. Louis region-wide sustainability conference that took place on April 5, 2017 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center located on the Washington University campus. The 2017 Sustainability Summit covered seven different sustainability topics, including materials and recycling, energy and emissions, and biodiversity.


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