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Discover 10 family friendly Earth Day activities

This Earth Day, celebrate 47 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to clean up a stream, recycling your big items, planting trees, going to an Earth Day Fest or visiting a sustainable vineyard and winery.

All events listed here are on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Black & Veatch parking lot, 11401 […]

Get a free tree in Kansas City

Residents of Kansas City, MO can receive a free tree as part of the city’s effort to restore the declining urban forests.

Trees will be planted in the public right-of-way, which is typically within 10 feet of the street. To receive a free tree, recipients must be a Kansas City resident, have adequate planting space as […]

Drop off hazardous waste at mobile sites

Residents can drop off household hazardous waste at 11 mobile collection sites during special events hosted this year by the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District.

Since its inception 20 years ago, the program has collected more than seven million pounds of household hazardous waste and kept it out of the landfill and water systems. […]

Find a commuting partner with RideshareKC app

Commuters who drive, bike or take the bus to work can find a partner to carpool or share a ride by using the new RideshareKC app.

The ride-matching service makes it easier to find alternatives to driving or commuting alone with an updated website and smartphone app. It also includes commuter resources for individuals and employers […]

Find 6 ways to improve indoor air quality

When winter’s bitter chill forces us indoors more than usual, the risk of exposure to air pollutants can be significantly higher than when we are outside.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 72 percent of chemical exposures in the average individual comes from inside the home. So, when you are spending more time indoors, it […]

January 3rd, 2017|Air Quality, Green Homes|2 Comments