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Get outside for the Christmas Bird Count

Start a new holiday tradition this year and help the local Audubon Society count birds at the annual, national Christmas Bird Count.

For 118 years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds across the Western Hemisphere. Volunteers with the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City will be counting on Sunday, December 17 in Lee’s Summit, […]

Neighborhood teaches green stewardship

A dozen young residents of the Marlborough Neighborhood recently learned about environmental stewardship, wildlife in the city and keeping the Blue River watershed clean in a new Green Guard Stewardship program.

“If environmental science class was like this, I would be a lot more engaged,” said Dallas Colbert, a Green Guard Steward. He and his classmates […]

127 mayors support 10-minute Walk to a Park campaign

A bipartisan group of 127 mayors across the country are launching a 10-Minute Walk to a Park campaign in support of parks and green spaces within a half-mile of every resident.

The campaign was launched today in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association and Urban Land Institute. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which […]

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to speak at UMKC

Meet environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and hear his insight on The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Decade: Climate Change on the Edge of Hope & Despair on Friday, October 6 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. and book signing after the lecture in Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes […]

Take 10 easy steps to reduce your food waste

Americans waste almost as much food as they eat. More than 40 percent of food that is grown, processed, packaged and shipped ends up uneaten, and in many cases dumped in the landfill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That translates to $165 billion in wasted food per year in the United States. Additionally, […]