Working Together to Build a Greener Muny
The Muny is fortunate to work with partners that share its desire to become a more energy efficient and environmentally responsible facility.
Here is a look at a few:
Ameren has been instrumental in helping The Muny upgrade its electrical systems, and in supporting other energy-focused initiatives, such as our audience cooling fans and blowers, and, through rebates, The Muny’s new solar energy installation.
The Muny Fan Club
Harry & Sally Johnston, The Johnston Family Fund, Mr. and Mrs. William Holekamp, Chuck and Jan Mueller along with a host of other corporate and individual contributors made possible our air circulation (Fan) project that was installed before the 2013 season. The whisper quiet fans that ring the theatre and the new blower systems provide our audiences with refreshing breezes, while also dramatically reducing the amount of power used to generate that new level of comfort.
Through a generous donation, Kirberg Company made possible the installation of an 80-module solar panel system that produces 25,000kWh of energy, more than enough to power the spotlights and Muny fans. The solar array helps The Muny save thousands of dollars in energy expenses while reducing its environmental impact.Solar Power Meter
Big Shark Bicycle Co.
Many Muny performers and creative artists now make their daily journey to The Muny on bicycles provided by Big Shark Bicycles. As an enjoyable option for our artists, the bicycles also reduce the number of trips required by our artist shuttles, saving fuel and contributing to a healthier environment.
Now in its seventh year, the Muny recycling program recycles a substantial portion of the waste generated in the auditorium (cups, bottles, etc.), along with many scenic and shop elements that would have previously gone into landfills. Republic recycles more than 19,000 tons of waste annually in the St. Louis area.
Missouri Department of Conservation
As The Muny’s Official Conservation Partner, MDC works to remind our guests that while The Muny’s outdoor setting creates a beautiful environment, it also supplies cooling shade and wind abatement that contribute to an enjoyable Muny experience. Visit the Muny website or look for the signs identifying Tree Tour sites on the Muny grounds to learn more about this valuable resource.
In a continued effort for a more environmentally responsible facility, The Muny is now printing all marketing materials and show programs on recycled paper. By choosing recycled paper, we are completing the recycling loop.
We hope you will join us in saluting these valuable partners.