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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 […]

Green up your New Year’s resolutions

Kick your New Year’s resolutions up a notch by adding a green twist to eating healthier, losing weight, saving money and creating a healthy home.

For many, the same resolutions appear on lists each January. In 2017, there are many more options to make resolutions good for us and for Mother Earth. Here are a few […]

Toast the New Year with local beer, wine and spirits

Ring in the New Year with holiday spirits from local breweries, wineries and distilleries, and learn about some of their sustainability practices.

No matter what you wish to sip, the metro area is a great place to fill your mug or glass. There is a wide variety of vineyards, breweries and wineries that offer tours, tastings […]

December 27th, 2016|Event, Green Tip, Local and Organic Food|0 Comments

Recycle holiday trees, lights & glass

When the holiday celebrations are over, recycle your Christmas tree, greenery, lights and glass at these local drop-off and curbside sites.

Tree recycling: Overland Park, KS

The city of Overland Park has four locations to recycle Christmas trees and other natural holiday foliage. These items can be recycled through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the following locations:

Young’s […]

December 27th, 2016|Event, Get involved, Green Tip, Recycling, Zero Waste|0 Comments

Should you be warming up your car?

It’s easy to let your engine run to keep warm on chilly mornings, but here are a few facts that debunk the myths about warming up a car or idling in the drive-through lane.

“Idling” is leaving your engine running while your car is not moving. According to the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), vehicle emissions are a […]

December 27th, 2016|Education, Get involved, Green Tip, Transportation|0 Comments