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Give an unforgettable memory this holiday season

Sometimes the most meaningful and eco-friendly gift is an experience that creates memories to cherish for years to come. Here are seven ideas that will get your recipients out into nature, eating local food or spending a day as a zookeeper.

1. Rent a cozy cabin

Love the outdoors? Take your loved one or the entire family […]

Mulch, compost & recycle yard waste

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish your lawn with grasscycling

One of the easiest ways to reap the benefit of leaves is to leave them on the lawn and mow over them. This can be accomplished with […]

Neighborhood teaches green stewardship

A dozen young residents of the Marlborough Neighborhood recently learned about environmental stewardship, wildlife in the city and keeping the Blue River watershed clean in a new Green Guard Stewardship program.

“If environmental science class was like this, I would be a lot more engaged,” said Dallas Colbert, a Green Guard Steward. He and his classmates […]

Tour an historic home for energy-saving ideas

Tour a 106-year-old house at a Home Energy-Efficiency Open House and learn about renewable energy, energy audits and insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, rebate programs, electric vehicles and healthy indoor air.

Project Living Proof (PLP) is a 3,665-square-foot house owned by the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) http://www.metroenergy.org/) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic […]

Volunteer to help plant trees this fall

Join the Heartland Tree Alliance in planting 300 tree seedlings at Shoal Creek and additional trees throughout the Kansas City area this fall.

Upcoming tree planting events include:

 
• Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. – Noon
Country Club Neighborhood, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO Register
 • Mondays, October 16 – December 15, 9 a.m. – Noon
Shoal Creek, Kansas City, MO […]