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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 […]

Get a free tree in Kansas City

Residents of Kansas City, MO can receive a free tree as part of the city’s effort to restore the declining urban forests.

Trees will be planted in the public right-of-way, which is typically within 10 feet of the street. To receive a free tree, recipients must be a Kansas City resident, have adequate planting space as […]

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. […]

Is a polyester fleece gift trashing our oceans?

By Roddy Scheer

 

With holiday buying in full swing, you might want to reconsider the gift of fleece. We’re all familiar with the issue of non-biodegradable plastic debris (shopping bags, soda bottles, fishing nets etc.) clogging up our waterways and making its way out to sea—sometimes accumulating in huge “gyres.” But what you might not realize […]

December 13th, 2016|Conservation, Nature, Water|1 Comment

Discover 8 easy ways to conserve & clean up our water

Clean water is a precious and vital resource for life. With only one percent of water on Earth deemed usable, it becomes more urgent to protect the clean water we have and use only what we need.

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) survey reports that 40 to 50 states predict water shortages in the next 10 […]

August 16th, 2016|Conservation, Get involved, Lawn & Garden, Nature, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments