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Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be winter outside, but it’s not too early to start planning a native plant garden at this free, workshop designed for new homeowners, beginning gardeners and those curious about native plants.

Learn about favorite native species, how and where to plant natives and simple garden templates to try in your garden at Introduction to […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 6 greener ideas

This year, treat your loved one to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day that focuses on togetherness, instead of lots of stuff. There’s even an idea for those who are not celebrating the day. Either way, you’ll support local farmers, restaurants, gardens, parks, orchestras, the zoo and even Goodwill.

1. Kiss & Tail at the K.C. Zoo

The Kansas City […]

Green your garden and protect the planet

Joe Lamp’l, creator and host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World, tops a list of experts at a two-day Gardeners Connect Symposium this weekend in Kansas City.

Lamp’l will speak on Greening Your Garden While Protecting the Planet at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 10 a Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall, 54th and Troost Ave., Kansas City, […]

Americans find common ground on environmental issues

A new, national survey shows that despite increasing political and social divisions, Americans find common ground on environmental issues.

The Eco Pulse survey found a majority of Americans believe we deserve a clean planet, climate change is occurring, and everyone has a responsibility to take concrete steps to reduce their environmental impact.

“Despite all of the fighting, […]

Fight litter with No More Trash contest

Schools can help combat litter in Missouri with the annual No MOre Trash! Contest that encourages students to decorate a trash can that inspires others to re-think litter and trash.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American generates about four pounds of trash each day. Some of that trash will end up on streets, […]