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Get your school in the recycling competition

Start planning now to showcase your school’s recycling efforts, and compete in the national Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl.

The seventh annual recycling competition is open to students in grades K-12 from October through November 15.

Last year, 700,000 students and teachers from more than 1,290 schools across the nation competed in the Recycle-Bowl and recycled 3.2 million […]

Volunteer to glean fields for the hungry

Do you want to help local farmers feed the hungry? As area farms and orchards finish harvesting each crop, there is always leftover, not-quite-perfect, produce still in the field. That’s where After the Harvest (ATH) volunteers make a difference.

Volunteers are needed to help with gleaning the fields, especially in the fall when orchards are also […]

Go back to school in eco-friendly style

As you head out for back-to-school shopping, reduce the pressure to buy all new clothes and school supplies, and use these tips to make your fall transition easier on you and the environment.

Here are a dozen ideas for more sustainable school supplies, lunches, clothes, computers and even student desks for your home.

Before you head […]

Learn about nature at Missouri State Fair

Get a close-up view of raptors, tips on bear sightings and a cooking wild game demonstration at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) exhibit at the Missouri State Fair.

The MDC Conservation building will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, August 10 to Sunday, August 20 in Sedalia, MO.

Exhibits will include live fish, […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Sign up for a tour of the Beanstalk Children’s Garden and taste the edibles while learning about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plant science.

The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning. As part of Kansas City Community Gardens, the children’s garden was developed with a […]