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Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be winter outside, but it’s not too early to start planning a native plant garden at this free, workshop designed for new homeowners, beginning gardeners and those curious about native plants.

Learn about favorite native species, how and where to plant natives and simple garden templates to try in your garden at Introduction to […]

Green your garden and protect the planet

Joe Lamp’l, creator and host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World, tops a list of experts at a two-day Gardeners Connect Symposium this weekend in Kansas City.

Lamp’l will speak on Greening Your Garden While Protecting the Planet at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 10 a Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall, 54th and Troost Ave., Kansas City, […]

Americans find common ground on environmental issues

A new, national survey shows that despite increasing political and social divisions, Americans find common ground on environmental issues.

The Eco Pulse survey found a majority of Americans believe we deserve a clean planet, climate change is occurring, and everyone has a responsibility to take concrete steps to reduce their environmental impact.

“Despite all of the fighting, […]

Fight litter with No More Trash contest

Schools can help combat litter in Missouri with the annual No MOre Trash! Contest that encourages students to decorate a trash can that inspires others to re-think litter and trash.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American generates about four pounds of trash each day. Some of that trash will end up on streets, […]

Donate a bike to Earn-A-Bike program

Do you have an unused bicycle taking up space in the garage? Consider donating it to the BikeWalkKC Earn-A-Bike program, and help a student receive a free bike and basic bicycle skills.

BikeWalkKC has given out more than 300 bikes since the program began in 2012. The program teaches 4th – 6th grade students about basic […]