Green up your life with these 9 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 2018, there are many more options to make resolutions good for us and for Mother Earth. Here are 10 ideas […]

Spot Arctic, snowy owls in the Midwest

In unusual sightings, snowy owls are being spotted throughout the Midwest as food shortages in their natural Arctic habitat push them further south.

“This is an irruption likely tied to a drop in the lemming population in the Arctic this summer and fall,” said Mark Robbins, an ornithologist at the University of Kansas who also works with […]

January 2nd, 2018|Birds, Conservation, Nature, Sustainability|0 Comments

Recycle holiday trees, lights and 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 7 at the following locations:

Young’s Park, […]

Take the family to Tremendous Trees days

This week while the kids are on holiday break, take a winter hike and learn about Missouri trees at the free, Tremendous Trees days from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Friday, December 29.

This walk-in event is open to all ages and includes nature activities, a tree hike and art project at the Anita B. […]

Reduce holiday waste with these 6 easy ideas

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Consider these easy ways to give a valuable gift of a cleaner environment to all.

Recycle holiday lights

Conventional incandescent holiday bulbs use 80 to 90 percent more electricity than LED (light emitting diode) […]