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Plug into Electric Drive Week to see new & vintage EVs

Tap into the plug-in experiences of electric vehicle (EV) owners and check out their cars at more than 200 locations during National Electric Drive Week. Plus, see a restored 1917 EV at an Overland Park, KS event.

There are five Electric Drive Week events in the Kansas City metropolitan area and 246 events nationwide during the week of September […]

Refresh your garden at Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall is a great time to plant natives in the garden that will attract butterflies, pollinators and wildlife. For locally grown plants, check out the Grassland Heritage Foundation (GHF) Fall Native Plant Sale on September 14 and 21.

All plants are grown in Kansas and are guaranteed to be free of neonicotinoid insecticides, which can harm bees […]

Take 10 easy steps to reduce your food waste

Americans waste almost as much food as they eat. More than 40 percent of food that is grown, processed, packaged and shipped ends up uneaten, and in many cases dumped in the landfill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That translates to $165 billion in wasted food per year in the United States. Additionally, […]

Trek to Prairie Festival for sustainable agriculture weekend

If you want to learn about agricultural innovations and taste the world’s first perennial grain, head to Salina, KS for the annual three-day Prairie Festival at The Land Institute.

Since 1979, the festival has drawn thousands from around the world who are interested in the sustainable agriculture research being done at The Land Institute. The New […]

Get your school in the recycling competition

Start planning now to showcase your school’s recycling efforts, and compete in the national Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl.

The seventh annual recycling competition is open to students in grades K-12 from October through November 15.

Last year, 700,000 students and teachers from more than 1,290 schools across the nation competed in the Recycle-Bowl and recycled 3.2 million […]