MCLUS E Newsletter October 2008

Sprout’s Farmers Markets – Enthusiastic Fundraisers

A huge thank you goes to Sprout’s Farmers Markets, who with inspiration from New Chapter and Tom Newmark, led a customer driven donation campaign in all of their 28 stores in the Southwest. They raised awareness and money for the BEN in the amount of $34,232. The employees helped decorate the stores to emphasize the importance of the rainforest and the products we get from the forest. Cooking events and media coverage were great vehicles for getting the message out. Thousands of Sprouts customers now know about the Children’s Eternal Rainforest and the importance of protecting forest. Thank you Sprouts!

Gorgeous New Poster for the BEN: Great Holiday Gift

Tom Tyler along with Bill Mathis and Ellie Jones have created a gorgeous poster with Todd Gustafson’s photo for the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. It will soon be available from MCLUS for $25 plus $5 for mailing tube and postage. It is really big and is the first in a series of 5 of wildlife from BEN. You can send a check for $30 to MCLUS, 1128 Weidman Rd., Town and Country, MO 63017 for your poster.

TWO Trips for Summer 2009 to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest

With such enthusiasm for our eco-conservation-adventure trips to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest by so many people, we have set aside two dates to accommodate more friends. June 10-23 will be led by Maggie Eisenberger, experienced trip leader and master of tropical biology. The June 22-July 5 trip will be led by Rachel Crandell. We hope having a choice of dates will make it easier for you to come! Click on Ecotourism for overview of the trips and sign-up info.

MCLUS Fall Talks, Book Signings and Trips:

Sep 3-25 Leading Trip to Costa Rica

Oct 8 Earth Share Missouri Conference

Oct 11 Eco-tourism Panel – Missouri Botanical Garden

Oct 12 Embera Slide Show, Town and Country, MO

Oct 19 Parkefest Fall Festival, Edwardsville, IL

Nov 2 Embera Display, Clayton, MO

Nov 13 Embera Slide Show, St. Louis, MO

Nov 14 Nipher Middle School, Kirkwood, MO

Nov 15 Principia Arts and Crafts Fair, Town and Country, MO

Nov 16 Embera Slide Show, St. Louis, MO

Nov 18 School Program and Family Reading Night, Industry, IL

Nov 22 Forever Forest reading and book signing, Missouri Botanical Garden

Nov 23 Embera Slide Show, Ballwin, MO

Dec 5 Education for Sustainability Conference presentor

Dec 6 Embera Display, Olivette, MO

Dec 13 Kwanza Conference, St. Louis, MO

Needed: $500,000 to purchase essential next piece of land in the biological corridor. Please donate now.

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