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Learn how to plant and care for trees

Arborists and urban foresters will teach residents how to care for trees in a Heartland Alliance Treekeepers class that begins March 28.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead tree planting, pruning and maintenance projects regionally.

Research shows that […]

Help teens design/build electric vehicles

Minddrive is looking for mentors to help guide teens through automotive design classes for electric vehicles and digital communication skills.

Mentors volunteer to help students learn about problem solving, collaboration and teamwork. They also serve as role models in the innovative process of Minddrive’s projects where students learn how to design and build an electric vehicle, […]

February 7th, 2017|Electric vehicles|0 Comments

Protect our water with these simple doggie doo-doo tips

By Tina Moessner

Did you know that dog poop is a source of urban water pollution? The average dog produces 274 pounds of waste per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When left on the ground, it’s not considered a natural “compost,” but is harmful to our waterways.

Dog poop contains possible bacteria and viruses […]

February 17th, 2016|Education, Lawn & Garden, Sustainability, Water, Zero Waste|5 Comments

Super Bowl to be lit with energy-efficient LEDs

This weekend’s Super Bowl will be the first to be illuminated with high-performance light-emitting diode (LED) stadium light fixtures, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (www.eia.gov).

The University of Phoenix Stadium was the first stadium in the NFL to light its playing field using only LEDs. The new lights draw approximately 310 kilowatts of energy compared […]

KCATA to run The JO

For the first time in more than 30 years, Johnson County Transit (The JO) will be managed by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) effective Feb. 1, 2015.

KCATA will be responsible for the administration and management of all Johnson County Transit services. However, The JO’s routes, bus stops, drivers, vehicles and fares are not […]