The City of St. Louis Launches an Urban Sustainability Quest: Competition Pilot

CMT has partnered with the Mayor’s Office and the Gephardt Institute for Public Service to pilot an Urban Sustainability Quest.
This announcement was provided by Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director in the Mayor’s Office:  The City of St. Louis Urban Sustainability Quest is a competition designed to playfully test—and reward—students on their knowledge of sustainability features that are located in transit-served neighborhoods. The Urban Sustainability Quest will focus on features and developments that highlight the seven thematic categories of the City’s newly adopted Sustainability Plan, all within a short walk of one of the following MetroLink stations:sustainlogo
  • Delmar Station
  • Forest Park-DeBalivier Station
  • Central West End Station
  • Grand Station
  • Union Station
  • 8th and Pine Station
  • Arch-Laclede’s Landing Station

Rules: The pilot phase will run from April 15-June 15, 2013. Participants will access, via a free app on their smart phones, “treks” to MetroLink stations and then complete fun “challenges” relating to sustainability features found within a short walk of the MetroLink stations. Contest points and rewards, such as coupons and discounts, will be available by successfully completing various challenges.

To win a prize: The first 10 people to complete two out of three challenges posed at 5 different trek areas during the pilot phase will win a $25 gift certificate from a local vendor.  The competition is free and open to anyone. To be eligible for a prize a contestant must provide their name and email address.

To learn more about the contest and sustainability in the City of St. Louis, visit http://stlouis-mo.gov/sustainability/or join us for the kick-off of the City of St. Louis Urban Sustainability Quest. The kick-off will open with remarks by Phil Valko, WUSTL’s Director of Sustainability, and feature a presentation by Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director for the City of St. Louis. Be among the first to learn more details about the Urban Sustainability Quest Competition and the City’s newly-adopted Sustainability Plan.

Urban Sustainability Quest: Competition Kick-Off
Friday, April 12, 2013 3:00-4:00 pm
William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth University Center, Room 276
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63105