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Earth Day 2019

Earth Day is officially April 22nd. We’ve been celebrating Earth Day in the US since April 1970 when 20 million Americans demonstrated to force the protection of our environment onto the national agenda. In December 1970, Congress created a new federal agency to handle environmental issues– the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Prior to the creation of the EPA, there were no regulations keeping factories from releasing toxic smoke into the air or dumping toxic waste into local water sources. It was completely legal to poison our environment. If not for the EPA, we would not have the Clean Air Act nor the Clean Water Act. Earth Day is a time to celebrate and renew our dedication as Americans to protect the environment we live in.

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The Fight For Air Climbs are stair climbing events that serve as signature fundraising for the American Lung Association. The events are held in tall skyscrapers with many stairs all over the country. Last year, the ALA held 44 Climb events in the US and more than 26,000 people participated in the fundraiser. Together they raised more than $7.4 million. 

This year, a Climb will take place in St. Louis on March 30th at Metropolitan Square downtown.

 

Why Do a Fight For Air Climb?

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both women and men in the US, and approximately two-thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers.

Each year, more lives are lost to lung cancer than any other cancer. 

The

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Imagine a town built not for cars, but instead for people. Imagine this town is not in the heart of a pulsing urban center but rather a suburban oasis. This is New Town in St. Charles, Missouri–– a community born of Traditional Neighborhood Design and New Urbanist influence. 

With the help of an architectural firm and a building company, the City of St. Charles created a design for New Town using input from the public. Construction of the town began in 2004 and the first residents arrived in April 2005. 

The New Urbanist Influence

New Urbanism is the coined term for the urban design movement that promotes environmentally friendly habits with walkable neighborhoods and a variety of jobs and types of housing. The central concepts behind new

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