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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

Apply for a Sierra Club education grant

Teachers can get help educating K-12 students on climate change with $1,000 grants awarded by the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The deadline for the Sierra Club Environmental Grants for Kansas Primary and Secondary Educators is April 6.

Grant funding may be used to prepare special lessons and experiments, purchase classroom materials or attend conferences on […]

Toast the New Year with local beer, wine & spirits

Ring in the New Year with holiday spirits from local breweries, wineries and distilleries, and learn about some of their sustainability practices.

No matter what you wish to sip, the Kansas City / Lawrence area is a great place to fill your mug or glass. There is a wide variety of vineyards, breweries and wineries that […]

December 26th, 2017|Local and Organic Food, Local artisans, 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, […]