Emerging Professionals

December Energy Care

The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals are recent graduates, young professionals and those new to the green building industry. EPs get together each month to network, share experiences and give back to the community.

Emerging Professionals are eligible for the discounted $35 Emerging Professionals level membership. Join today and get involved in all the EPs have going on!

Sign up to receive EP emails online here, and plan to join the Emerging Professionals at an upcoming event!

2017 EP Events


January 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
State of the Chapter & Social
Cannon Design
Free to all
RSVP Online here


February 8, 5:30 pm
Happy Hour
Kirkwood Station Brewery


Thursday, March 30, 5:30pm
Happy Hour
Civil Life Brewing Company


Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23
Work USGBC-MGC’s Booth at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival!
Sign up for a shift online here


Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Growing Green: Green Building Showcase
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)
Look for the Emerging Professionals table during the networking portion of the Green Building Showcase!

Wednesday, May 24, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
New Member Welcome Social
Ferguson Brewing Company
Emerging Professionals are invited to attend the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s New Member Welcome Social! This event is free, but registration is required online here.


June 30, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Volunteer with the St. Louis Cardinals Green Team!
St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals
Sign up to help the Cardinals collect recyclables between innings. Volunteers attend the game free of charge, but must be registered at least 1 week ahead of time. Register online here.


Thursday, July 20, 5:30 pm
Happy Hour
Interested in becoming a Green Schools Quest mentor? Learn more and connect with past mentors at this informal happy hour!
Highway 61 Roadhouse, Webster Groves


Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Operation Clean Stream Service Project
Emmenager Nature Park, 1217 Cragwold Rd, 63122

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Operation Clean Stream! Since 1967, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has organized Operation Clean Stream, one of the country’s largest and longest running river restoration projects. The fourth weekend of every August, event volunteers take to the Meramec River and its tributaries, working to undo damage caused throughout the year by flooding, careless littering and the unlawful dumping of trash.

Join USGBC-MGC Emerging Professionals at Emmenager Nature Park to participate in clean-up efforts!

Register with the Open Space Council online here. Select Emmenager Nature Park when registering.

More to come!

Sign up for the Emerging Professionals email list online here.


 Past Service Projects

Weatherization with Energy Care

December Energy Care

For the past several years, Emerging Professionals have spent a Saturday in December weatherizing with EnergyCare. This St. Louis area non profit works to protect low-income, homebound people—especially the elderly, and seriously ill or physically disabled adults and children—from illness, hospitalization or death from summer heat or winter cold. Weatherization improves comfort, and reduces energy consumption, and the associated energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Three cheers to our Emerging Professionals for their hard work!

Material Reuse Station at EarthDance Farms

img_3572On Saturday August 13, 2016 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals gathered at EarthDance Organic Farm School. Our EPs had worked throughout the summer to design a materials reuse station for the farm and that morning they got to work constructing it!

The farm had an abundance of materials that could be reused, but prior to the service day they were jumbled and unorganized. After a day of hard work, the Emerging Professionals left the farm with a station to sort and protect resources for future use. Three cheers for their ingenuity, hard work and service!

 Little Free Libraries for Ford Elementary


In 2015, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Emerging Professionals spent Green Apple Day of Service at Perennial constructing 3 Little Free Libraries out of reclaimed materials.

The Libraries were headed to the hallways of Ford Elementary, a St. Louis Public school in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. Emerging Professionals then collecting children’s books to stock these libraries.