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Which produce is on “Dirty Dozen” list this year?

Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce is contaminated with pesticides, but some foods are dangerously worse than others, especially for children. Find the top “Dirty Dozen” ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in its annual Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Here is the 2018 Dirty Dozen list:

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
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Enjoy an evening on Brush Creek

Load up the kids and head to a two-day, water festival with StoneLion Puppet Theatre and its giant puppet show, food trucks, music, art and games at Theis Park on Brush Creek.

The Illuminated Waters Festival created by StoneLion Puppet Theatre will include a play each night featuring illuminated puppets that are on and off the actual waters of Brush Creek. […]

Take precautions on ozone alert days

Kansas City recorded its first ozone alert day on May 18, one of the earliest days in recent history. With the potential for more, here’s what you need to know.

When ozone pollution is high, the air is unhealthy. The Mid-America Regional Council advises you to take these steps to protect your health and reduce pollution

Protect […]

Compete in Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality this summer by competing in the Green Commute Challenge to reduce emissions. Ride a bus, streetcar, bike, carpool, or walk/telecommute to work.

This friendly competition helps improve air quality during the time of year that traditionally produces the highest ozone levels. Air quality is most vulnerable during the […]

Shop local & repurposed at Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair

Find unique, local, handmade, vintage and repurposed art and crafts at the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair this weekend at the Alexander Majors Barn in Kansas City.

The fair was founded in 2011 and today is touted as one of the top 35 indie craft fairs in the world. The weekend event will host more than […]