Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative

An initiative to inspire, empower and position neighborhood groups and residents to make sustainability changes in their own community.

sustainable neighborhood logo lgThe City of St. Louis Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative is an effort implementing several aspects of the City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan and the Mayor's Action Agenda.

The launch was made possible by the generous support of The Funders' Network and ten local sustainability funders. 

Sustainable Neighborhood Programs & Tools

Toolkit ImageCity of St. Louis Sustainable Neighborhood Toolkit v1.0
The Toolkit features 27 how-to tools for implementing specific neighborhood-scale sustainability projects, includes general tips about organizing and fundraising, and highlights local resources and case studies.

Community gardenSustainable Community Projects
Local St. Louis sustainable community projects including winning projects from LandLab and the Sustainable Neighborhood competitions.

Monarch ImageMilkweeds for Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project 
A program designed to foster the connection between people and urban natural resources at the neighborhood scale, Milkweeds for Monarchs furthers priorities of the Mayor's Sustainability Action Agenda. Brightside St. Louis has Neighbors Naturescaping grants that may be available for monarch gardens.

Related Sustainable Neighborhood Resources

Project for Public Space
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is the central hub of the global Placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, expertise, and partners who share a passion for creating vital places.

Tactical Urbanism
Ideas for improving livability at the neighborhood and block scale.

Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative Media

Sustainable Neighborhood Small Grant Competition Winners Announced
Project progress from the winners

The City of St. Louis & CWE Neighborhood honored by The Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association
Recognized for Sustainability and named one of the Great Places in America 2014

Update: Sustainability Competition Now Closed
$5,000 Grants to Make Seven Winning Projects a Reality

Our Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative Funders

The City of St. Louis would like to thank the national Funders' Network and ten local sustainability funders for their generous support, without which the launch of the City of St. Louis Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative would not have been possible.

  • Ameren Missouri
  • Commerce Bank Foundation
  • Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
  • Incarnate Word Foundation
  • Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
  • The Trio Foundation of St. Louis
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • William A Kerr. Foundation


For more information on the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative contact:

Catherine Werner
Sustainability Director
Email & full profile

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