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Tour an historic home for energy-saving ideas

Tour a 106-year-old house at a Home Energy-Efficiency Open House and learn about renewable energy, energy audits and insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, rebate programs, electric vehicles and healthy indoor air.

Project Living Proof (PLP) is a 3,665-square-foot house owned by the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) http://www.metroenergy.org/) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic […]

127 mayors support 10-minute Walk to a Park campaign

A bipartisan group of 127 mayors across the country are launching a 10-Minute Walk to a Park campaign in support of parks and green spaces within a half-mile of every resident.

The campaign was launched today in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association and Urban Land Institute. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which […]

Volunteer to help plant trees this fall

Join the Heartland Tree Alliance in planting 300 tree seedlings at Shoal Creek and additional trees throughout the Kansas City area this fall.

Upcoming tree planting events include:

 
• Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. – Noon
Country Club Neighborhood, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO Register
 • Mondays, October 16 – December 15, 9 a.m. – Noon
Shoal Creek, Kansas City, MO […]

Enjoy the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend

Load up the kids and pick a route to visit 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visitors will meet local farmers and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 13th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October […]

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 […]