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Which is more eco-friendly, a real or artificial Christmas tree?

This time of year, the question is almost always asked. Is a real or artificial Christmas tree the most environmentally responsible?

There are many reasons why real Christmas trees are more eco-friendly. Real trees are both a renewable and biodegradable natural resource. On average, it takes about seven years to raise a Christmas tree to marketable […]

Mulch, compost & recycle yard waste

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish your lawn with grasscycling

One of the easiest ways to reap the benefit of leaves is to leave them on the lawn and mow over them. This can be accomplished with […]

Neighborhood teaches green stewardship

A dozen young residents of the Marlborough Neighborhood recently learned about environmental stewardship, wildlife in the city and keeping the Blue River watershed clean in a new Green Guard Stewardship program.

“If environmental science class was like this, I would be a lot more engaged,” said Dallas Colbert, a Green Guard Steward. He and his classmates […]

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to speak at UMKC

Meet environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and hear his insight on The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Decade: Climate Change on the Edge of Hope & Despair on Friday, October 6 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. and book signing after the lecture in Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes […]

Get your school in the recycling competition

Start planning now to showcase your school’s recycling efforts, and compete in the national Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl.

The seventh annual recycling competition is open to students in grades K-12 from October through November 15.

Last year, 700,000 students and teachers from more than 1,290 schools across the nation competed in the Recycle-Bowl and recycled 3.2 million […]