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Meet local artists at Creative Hand Show

Local fibers artists will display and sell their work at the Creative Hand Show and Sale this weekend. Many raise their own sheep or use eco-friendly fibers to create unique items.

The KC Weavers Guild and the Fiber Guild of Greater  Kansas City are co-sponsoring the annual Creative Hand Show and Sale at the Old Shawnee Town Hall at 11600 Johnson Drive […]

November 14th, 2017|Event, Local artisans, Nature, Sustainability|0 Comments

Let the kids be a zookeeper for a day

At the Kansas City Zoo, children ages 7 to 18 can sign up to be a Keeper for a Day and learn what it takes to care for the zoo’s animals and habitats.

Participants will do everything from cleaning exhibits and preparing animal diets to learning the basics of animal handling and conservation.

Mini Zookeeper is designed […]

November 14th, 2017|Children, Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Switch to LED lights & tag friends to join in

Now that Daylight Savings Time is over, it’s time to replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient lighting and “tag” your friends on social media to do the same.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is launching an #LEDchallenge on social media to urge everyone to switch out at least one inefficient bulb for an LED. Then “tag” a […]

November 7th, 2017|Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability|0 Comments

Recycle tires in KCMO & Johnson County

Help stop illegal dumping of old tires by organizing a neighborhood tire recycling day or helping neighbors drop off tires at local hazardous waste facilities.

The city of Kansas City, MO offers a Waste Tire Drop-off Program to partner with neighborhood groups for a free tire collection event. Neighborhood organizations can collect and deliver waste tires […]

November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Try 13 ideas to save 65+ gallons of water a day

About one percent of all water on Earth is drinkable, but it plays a huge role in our daily lives, from brushing our teeth to cooking our food. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the average American uses between 80-100 gallons of water per day at home. However, saving drinkable water is imperative to ensure […]