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Apply for a Sierra Club education grant

Teachers can get help educating K-12 students on climate change with $1,000 grants awarded by the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The deadline for the Sierra Club Environmental Grants for Kansas Primary and Secondary Educators is April 6.

Grant funding may be used to prepare special lessons and experiments, purchase classroom materials or attend conferences on […]

Toast the New Year with local beer, wine & spirits

Ring in the New Year with holiday spirits from local breweries, wineries and distilleries, and learn about some of their sustainability practices.

No matter what you wish to sip, the Kansas City / Lawrence area is a great place to fill your mug or glass. There is a wide variety of vineyards, breweries and wineries that […]

December 26th, 2017|Local and Organic Food, Local artisans, Sustainability|0 Comments

Recycle holiday trees, lights and glass

When the holiday celebrations are over, recycle your Christmas tree, greenery, lights and glass at these local drop-off and curbside sites.

Tree recycling: Overland Park, KS

The city of Overland Park has four locations to recycle Christmas trees and other natural holiday foliage. These items can be recycled through Sunday, January 7 at the following locations:

Young’s Park, […]

Get better fuel economy when it’s cold

As the weather dips below freezing, your gas mileage can drop as much as 22 percent for a gas-powered vehicle and 34 percent for a hybrid or electric vehicle.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cold weather affects your vehicle in more ways than you might expect. For example:

It takes longer for your engine […]

Take the family to Tremendous Trees days

This week while the kids are on holiday break, take a winter hike and learn about Missouri trees at the free, Tremendous Trees days from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Friday, December 29.

This walk-in event is open to all ages and includes nature activities, a tree hike and art project at the Anita B. […]