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Go back to school in eco-friendly style

As you head out for back-to-school shopping, reduce the pressure to buy all new clothes and school supplies, and use these tips to make your fall transition easier on you and the environment.

Here are a dozen ideas for more sustainable school supplies, lunches, clothes, computers and even student desks for your home.

Before you head […]

Explore 12 ideas for off-grid and energy-saving vacations

It’s not too late to plan a summer excursion, and there are many ways to minimize your environmental impact ranging from simple energy-saving tips to an off-grid vacation.

Ecotourism is among the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism trade. While travel uses resources, and can harm the environment, it can also assist the environment, benefit local […]

Take precautions on ozone alert days

The first ozone alert day of the season was June 9, which is earlier than most summers. When ozone pollution is high, the air is unhealthy. Here are steps the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) advises you to take to protect your health and reduce pollution.

Protect your health:

Reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. Ozone pollution can […]

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 […]