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Enter contest for UN Champion of the Earth

Young adults interested in solutions to environmental issues can apply to a $15,000 UN Young Champions of the Earth competition to win $15,000 in seed funding for an environmental project.

The competition is open to 18-30-year old’s who have an idea for an environmental initiative that addresses a sustainability challenge. The program uses a newly digital platform […]

Nominate a neighborhood for green award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working to be more sustainable with recycling, energy efficiency, repurposing of vacant lots, gardening or other Earth-friendly projects?

The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program. As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices.

Registered neighborhoods […]

Check out upcoming native plants sales

There’s still time to plant a native garden and start attracting pollinators. Two native plant sales and a garden tour are scheduled in Lawrence, KS to help you get started.

Native plants are adapted to Midwest weather extremes and are ecologically useful for low-maintenance landscaping. The flowers and grasses also attract pollinators and other beneficial insects […]

See bison, cows, chicks, sheep & bees on farm tour

This year’s Miami County Farm Tour features all the basics of farm life in the region plus some extras like bison, cows, chickens, sheep and bees. Seven of the 15 stops are new this year on the May 13-14 self-guided, free tour.

The new stops include:

Foxfire Farm, 7195 W. 327th Street, Louisburg, featuring a wide […]

Tour the gardens & support pollinators

The Westport Garden Club Tour will feature five, private gardens and support the Kansas City Native Plant Initiative and its efforts to bring back the pollinators.

The tour will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 in Mission Hills and Fairway, KS. Gardens include:

An Artful Garden

This 20-year-old family garden in […]