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Celebrate Earth Day at Lawrence parade & festival

Enjoy a day of fun activities and learn about sustainability, waste reduction, composting, electric vehicles, energy conservation and more at the 18th Annual Lawrence Earth Day Parade & Celebration on Saturday, April 21.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 8th and Massachusetts streets and will process along Massachusetts to South Park. The celebration will open from […]

Save on ENERGY STAR appliances during Earth Week

If you’re in the market to purchase a new ENERGY STAR® appliance, take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and pay no sales tax from April 19-25 on qualifying purchases.

Many cities and counties across the state also have opted into the tax-free exemption on purchases up to $1,500 per appliance during the […]

Get 2 free native plants at Healthy Yards Expo

Find “greener” ideas for your lawn and garden at the Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo, and receive two free native plants, a tree seedling and chances to win a compost bin or rain barrel.

The free expo will be held Saturday, April 7 and will feature businesses and non-profit organizations that can help Johnson County and surrounding […]

Make your own biochar as a garden soil amendment

Learn how to convert garden waste into a soil enhancer with the 2,000-year-old practice of making biochar at this free workshop with the Great Plains Biochar Institute on Thursday, March 29.

Biochar is produced by thermal decomposition of organic material such as wood, manure or leaves. According to the International Biochar Initiative, biochar is a soil enhancer […]

Turn off your lights for Earth Hour

Join millions of people around the world who will be turning off their lights for Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) action of solidarity in the fight against climate change.

Now in its 12th year, WWF organizers ask participants to turn off all of their lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time on […]