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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 […]

How many pesticides are in “Dirty Dozen” foods?

Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce is contaminated with pesticides, but some foods are dangerously worse than others. The top “Dirty Dozen” are ranked by the Environmental Working Group in its Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Here is the 2017 Dirty Dozen list:

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
Peaches
Pears
Cherries
Grapes
Celery
[…]

Learn how to plant and care for trees

Arborists and urban foresters will teach residents how to care for trees in a Heartland Alliance Treekeepers class that begins March 28.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead tree planting, pruning and maintenance projects regionally.

Research shows that […]

Explore the Pope’s encyclical on ecology

Village Presbyterian Church will host a four-session course on Caring for Our Common Home: Exploring the Wisdom of Pope Francis on his encyclical about climate change and the environment.

The classes will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS.

Father Bob Hagan, S.J. of Guardian […]

Green Prom Movement offers free, repurposed dresses

High school girls who want to make an environmental statement, and get a free repurposed dress, can attend an upcoming fashion show and select a dress from The Green Prom Movement.

The average prom dress has a big petroleum footprint, is only worn once and is an expensive “must have” for high school girls on this […]