Spotlight: Earth Day

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode we are celebrating Earth Day. (Click the titles below to watch the individual stories).

    The “King” of Cardboard Sculpture
    In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul Schankman introduces us to a St. Louis artist who uses cardboard as his canvas to make giant animal sculptures. Learn more about Justin King Designs.

    Browsing at the St. Louis Zoo in Partnership with Ameren Missouri
    The St. Louis Zoo and Ameren Missouri partnership brings fresh branches or “browse” cut down during line maintenance to the zoo to help feed the animals.

    Center for Plant Based Living Puts Down Roots In Kirkwood
    The first center dedicated to eating plant based opened in Kirkwood & they teach the first ever course about the popular movie Forks Over Knives. Learn more about the Center for Plant Based Living.

    The Power of Pig Poop: Renewable Energy Created from Manure
    A St. Louis-based company is generating power from pig poop by converting pig manure into renewable natural gas.

    Arctic Wolf Spider’s Changing Diet May Help Keep Arctic Cool & Lessen Some Impacts of Global Warming
    Arctic wolf spiders could potentially buffer some of the effects of climate change by helping to ‘keep it cool.’

    Green Burial
    In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul looks at an old tradition getting a new life in the business of deathcare. It’s called Green Burial. Learn more about Bellefontaine Cemetery green burial.

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