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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 […]

Tour an historic home & find energy-saving ideas

A 104-year-old house will be open for tours and demonstrations of 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) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic Rockhill neighborhood.

In 2010, […]

Tour a Mission Cliffs passive-energy house

A top-rated, energy-efficient passive house still under construction will be open for a free tour at a Heartland Renewable Energy Society (HRES) event that is open to the public at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 in Kansas City, KS.

The house was designed and is being built by Prairie Design Build. It is located at […]

Brighten nights with energy-saving bulbs

Daylight Savings Time is over, so now is a good time to switch to energy-efficient lighting to brighten the long nights and save up to 85 percent in lighting energy costs.

With the nationwide phasing out of incandescent bulbs, there has been new innovation in energy-efficient lighting with a variety of CFLs and LEDs that reduce […]

November 8th, 2016|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Energy|1 Comment

Watch out for lurking energy vampires

This Halloween while vampires are slinking through the streets, unplug the energy vampires lurking inside your home and save up to $165 a year in energy costs.

Electronic appliances consume power even when they are switched off or in standby mode but still plugged in, creating vampire energy and costing consumers hundreds of dollars each year. […]

October 25th, 2016|Energy, Get involved, Green Energy|0 Comments