Discover 10 family friendly Earth Day activities

This Earth Day, celebrate 47 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to clean up a stream, recycling your big items, planting trees, going to an Earth Day Fest or visiting a sustainable vineyard and winery.

All events listed here are on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Black & Veatch parking lot, 11401 […]

Drop off hazardous waste at mobile sites

Residents can drop off household hazardous waste at 11 mobile collection sites during special events hosted this year by the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District.

Since its inception 20 years ago, the program has collected more than seven million pounds of household hazardous waste and kept it out of the landfill and water systems. […]

Lawrence hosts compost and wood chip sale

The city of Lawrence will be selling wood chips and compost at it’s City Waste Reduction and Recycling Division from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25. The sale is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The wood chips are from grinding up trees and brush that private contractors have supplied.  The compost is made […]

March 16th, 2017|Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Recycling, Reuse & repurpose|0 Comments

Green Prom Movement offers free, repurposed dresses

High school girls who want to make an environmental statement, and get a free repurposed dress, can attend an upcoming fashion show and select a dress from The Green Prom Movement.

The average prom dress has a big petroleum footprint, is only worn once and is an expensive “must have” for high school girls on this […]

How can you green your wardrobe one garment at a time?

By Sarah “Steve” Mosko

If the greenest t-shirt you can wear is the one already hanging in your closet, then what is the next best sustainable option when you need a new t-shirt, pants, dress, shoes or coat?

What typically comes to mind when contemplating our personal environmental footprint is the energy efficiency of the car we […]