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Trek to Prairie Festival for sustainable agriculture weekend

If you want to learn about agricultural innovations and taste the world’s first perennial grain, head to Salina, KS for the annual three-day Prairie Festival at The Land Institute.

Since 1979, the festival has drawn thousands from around the world who are interested in the sustainable agriculture research being done at The Land Institute. The New […]

Get free tickets to An Inconvenient Sequel

Indivisible KC is hosting a free screening of the new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power on Wednesday, August 9, as one of 14 free screenings being held in cities nationwide.

The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth follows a decade of former Vice President Al Gore’s efforts to educate individuals on climate change and to […]

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 […]

Discover native pollinators at Festival of Butterflies

Walk among locally raised, native butterflies at the Festival of Butterflies “breezeway,” plus get a close encounter with the blue morpho, golden birding and emerald swallowtail at Powell Gardens.

The “dragonfly den” is a new area featuring native Missouri dragonflies. Guests will be able to touch live caterpillars, learn about the life cycle of monarch butterflies and participate […]

Encourage shops to close “open” doors

Stroll through almost any outdoor shopping area in the heat of summer, and you’ll see retail stores with open doors while the A/C is blasting. It’s a practice that presumably lures customers into the store, but wastes excessive amounts of energy.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, nearly 20 percent of stores nationwide leave their […]