St. Louis Sports & Sustainability Symposium

St. Louis Sports & Sustainability Symposium
Original Event Date:
August 21, 2019
8:00 am
4:00 pm
Event Type:
Busch Stadium
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The St. Louis Sports & Sustainability Symposium at the St. Louis Cardinal's Busch Stadium will convene regional professional and collegiate sports teams and venues, concessionaires, business and public leaders, and athletes to explore how the industry can make plays to advance healthier, more sustainable communities. Programming will focus on three of our key program areas: Food, Waste, and Energy. The day will be a combination of keynotes and panels, with ample time for networking and engaging with other event attendees. We will also have a small 'Vendor Showcase' for our sponsors with some select services/products on display. As part of the registration cost, you receive access to our pre-game reception and a ticket to the Cardinals vs. Brewers game that evening. Greenworks Tools will be doing a raffle giveaway at the end of the event! Two lucky winners will be going home with either a GB500 blower w/ 2 – 2.5ah batteries and a charger or a GBB 700 blower, 2 – 5.0ah batteries and a charger. Member discounts are available. Contact Garrett Wong for more information. Interested in sponsoring? Review the Sponsorship Overview here. For more information about sponsoring this event or to confirm your participation, please contact Erik Distler.

Directions/Parking/Public Transportation:

Busch Stadium 700 Clark Street St. Louis, MO 63102 For information on alternative transportation and directions, click here. For the Symposium, please enter at Gate 2. It is on the South side of the stadium, off 7th St. near Paddy O's restaurant. You will see Lot C is the closest public lot located just SW of Gate 2. It is a self-park lot that you must pay for on your own when you enter.

Hotel Recommendation:

HILTON ST. LOUIS AT THE BALLPARK 1 South Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri, 63102 Networking Reception:

Tuesday, August 20th from 6:00-7:30pm

We will be hosting a networking reception the night before the Symposium at HOK's St. Louis office from 6:00-7:30pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

The office is located at 10 South Broadway, Suite 200 in downtown St. Louis. If you are driving, you may park in the Stadium East garage which is located just south of our building or at a parking meter located on Market Street near Kiener Plaza. Click here for the Parking Map.

To access the second level of the building, please go to the elevators and press level 2 on the elevator keypad located outside of the elevator. The elevator control will display an elevator letter (A, B, C, or D). Enter the elevator indicated and it will take you to our floor.


Thank you to our Host Sponsors, the St. Louis Cardinals & Delaware North!

Thank you to our Community Partners!

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Agenda: 8:15 am – Registration, Coffee & Networking 8:45am – Welcome & Introductory Remarks

  • Bill DeWitt | President, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Lyda Krewson | Mayor, City of St. Louis
  • Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance

9:00am – Local Leadership Panel

  • Moderator: Joe Abernathy | Vice President, Facilities Planning, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Emily Andrews | Executive Director, USGBC - Missouri Gateway Chapter
  • Jean Ponzi | Green Resources Manager, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Catherine Werner | Sustainability Director, City of St. Louis

9:45am – Sports & University Members Panel

  • Moderator: Garrett Wong | Member Services Manager, Green Sports Alliance
  • Jerry Crabb | Senior Director, Ballpark Operations, Cleveland Indians
  • Brandon Hamilton | Vice President, Stadium Operations, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Hosei Maruyama | Director of Stadium Operations, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Tony Wirkus | Director or Event Management/Sustainability Coordinator, University of Missouri

10:30am – Networking Break 11:00am – Keynote Speaker

  • Jim Gulliford | Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 7

11:15am – Food & Beverage Panel

  • Moderator: Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
  • Jim Callier | Chief, Grants Management and Budget Staff Section, Land, Chemicals & Redevelopment Division, EPA Region 7
  • Ed Ferguson | Director of Sustainability, Anheuser-Busch
  • Larry Johnson | Busch Stadium Executive Chef, Delaware North
  • Rae Miller | Local Food Coordinator, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

12:00pm – Keynote Speaker

  • Chris DeVolder | Managing Principal, HOK

12:20pm – Lunch & Networking 1:20pm – Keynote Speakers

  • Garth Britzman | Artist, St. Louis Aquarium Foundation
  • Amelia Rodgers | Education Curator, St. Louis Aquarium Foundation

1:40pm – Waste Panel

  • Moderator: Tiffany Richardson | VP Development, r.Cup
  • Meghann Maves | Recycling Program Manager, Waste Management
  • Adam Sharma | Business Development Executive, human-I-T
  • Todd Shuttleworth | Corporate Sales Manager, MAX-R

2:20pm – Keynote - Fireside Chat

  • Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
  • Karen Morgan | Managing Partner, Renewable Trust

2:40pm – Networking Break 3:00pm – LED Lighting -- Good for Stadiums, Good for Schools

  • Joe Abernathy | Vice President, Facilities Planning, St. Louis Cardinals
  • John Hwang | CEO, PlanLED

3:45pm – Closing Remarks & Summary

  • Greenworks Tools Raffle Giveaway!
  • Roger McClendon | Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance

4:00pm – Busch Stadium – Sustainability & Delaware North Garden Tour 5:00pm – Pre-Game Reception* in Busch Stadium's Red Jacket Club 6:45pm – Cardinals vs. Brewers game* (ticket included in registration) in the Red Jacket Club *There will be a full-service bar & food available

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