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Fun, philanthropy and fashion, with a green twist, comes back to the Moonrise this fall!

Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 7 – 11 pm
Tickets: $40 for Garden members/$50 for non-members
Venue: Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63112

We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Green Ball! Proceeds from the gala will go to the EarthWays Center, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The EarthWays Center is devoted to the “conservation of energy and other natural resources for the future, otherwise known as ‘sustainability’ – meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Now that’s an eco-friendly idea we can get behind! This year’s theme is “Autumnal Anniversary” as the EarthWays Center is celebrating its 15th year.

What can guests look forward to?

  • Locally-sourced and organic appetizers and sweet treats donated by our sponsors and prepared by Eclipse Restaurant
  • Complimentary cocktails, beer, and wine
  • Live music by The Trip Daddys
  • Roaming entertainment and dancers
  • Fun interactive photo booth

We guarantee this is the greenest party you’ll ever attend. How can we do that? Check it out:

  • Carbon offsets for travel and electricity used during the ball
  • Food and beverages will be organic, seasonal, or locally-sourced
  • Brochures will be printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink
  • Food waste will be composted and paper and glass waste will be recycled
  • Tap water will be offered to guests rather than bottled water
  • The hotel’s solar powered rooftop moon will be illuminated by energy-efficient green lights

Get your ticket here and then plan your green-colored, eco-friendly or upcycled outfit. There will be an expert panel of fashion and style judges who will award the three “Best Dressed” guests and give them each a night’s stay at the Moonrise Hotel, a Missouri Botanical Garden membership and a $25 Eclipse Restaurant gift card. Don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets. Plus, guests who carpool to the event (must have four or more people) will get free valet parking.

Promo image of people dancing at the 2014 Green Ball.