ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – The Gateway city just got a little more green thanks to Craig Jung.
“It's surreal,” says Craig Jung the Executive Director of St. Louis Green. “You know, I set out years ago just to have people green their lifestyles a little more and now we get, we have an app to help do that. The stuff blows me away.”
Jung is the founder of St. Louis Green, a non-profit organization all about recycling, reducing and reusing.
Today with the help of A T & T they got the St. Louis Green app off the ground, quite literally, launching it on the roof of the Science Center.
“We have a list of all the different places you can take stuff like shoes and mattresses and CFL bulbs and batteries, electronics, all the oddities,” says Jung. “Then it will map you and show you right where to go.”
Before now, that's been the biggest stumbling block for those things taking up storage space in basements and garages.
“I think people will look at this and say I've got this product I don’t just want to throw it in the trash, but how do I dispose of it? Where do I go? What are the rules?’” says John Sondag the President AT&T Missouri. “I think most of them don't know where to call or who to go to.”
That will be to one of the 23 A T & T stores in the metropolitan area.
Or just download the free app yourself on your Android or iPhone.
It can tell also tell you about green events or even green gigs.
“You can do your green jobs,” says Jung. “If you drive an EV, electrical vehicle or compressed natural gas, we have the filling stations.”
So even if you're not a hippie, you can be a hip smarty by downloading a smart app
“It'll be cool for them to say, 'Hey I can do this' as opposed to them saying, 'I'm not wearing Birkenstocks,” laughs Jung.