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Take 10 easy steps to reduce your food waste

Americans waste almost as much food as they eat. More than 40 percent of food that is grown, processed, packaged and shipped ends up uneaten, and in many cases dumped in the landfill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That translates to $165 billion in wasted food per year in the United States. Additionally, […]

Trek to Prairie Festival for sustainable agriculture weekend

If you want to learn about agricultural innovations and taste the world’s first perennial grain, head to Salina, KS for the annual three-day Prairie Festival at The Land Institute.

Since 1979, the festival has drawn thousands from around the world who are interested in the sustainable agriculture research being done at The Land Institute. The New […]

Volunteer to glean fields for the hungry

Do you want to help local farmers feed the hungry? As area farms and orchards finish harvesting each crop, there is always leftover, not-quite-perfect, produce still in the field. That’s where After the Harvest (ATH) volunteers make a difference.

Volunteers are needed to help with gleaning the fields, especially in the fall when orchards are also […]

Discover native pollinators at Festival of Butterflies

Walk among locally raised, native butterflies at the Festival of Butterflies “breezeway,” plus get a close encounter with the blue morpho, golden birding and emerald swallowtail at Powell Gardens.

The “dragonfly den” is a new area featuring native Missouri dragonflies. Guests will be able to touch live caterpillars, learn about the life cycle of monarch butterflies and participate […]

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 […]