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Christmas Bird Count totals Kansas City’s birds

The 113th annual Christmas Bird Count took place in Kansas City, MO on December 30, 2012. In a 15-square mile circle that included areas such as Swope Park, Fleming Park and Longview Lake, nine groups of bird-watchers from the Burroughs Audubon Society found 86 species of birds.

Two of the more unusual birds present were an […]

January 2nd, 2013|Get involved, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

“Treecycle” your holiday tree

When the holidays are over, give your natural holiday trees, wreaths and garlands a second life by recycling them. Visit www.RecycleSpot.org or call 816-474-8326 for a list of locations throughout the metro area that will recycle your trees and greenery for little to no cost.

Like other organic yard-waste materials, holiday trees and greenery are banned […]

December 19th, 2012|Nature, Recycling, Sustainability|0 Comments

New plan shows Kansas City area ready for electric vehicles

KANSAS CITY, MO, Dec. 11, 2012 — The future is now for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the Kansas City region, according to a comprehensive plan known as Electrify Heartland, released today at a news conference in Kansas City.

Electrify Heartland is a planning project for electric vehicles and charging station infrastructure covering 14 counties […]

Recycle old Christmas lights in Kansas City

Christmas lights shine on houses and trees- and now in recycling bins- thanks to a new recycling effort in Kansas City.

Southeast Enterprises, in partnership with Mid-America Regional Council, St. Louis Green, Deffenbaugh, BancAbility, Walmart and many others, are sponsoring collection bins at more than 90 locations throughout the metro area for residents to discard their […]

December 10th, 2012|Get involved, Green Jobs, Recycling, Sustainability|0 Comments

Bi-State Freedom Trail opens

A new section of bicycle and pedestrian trail opened on November 29 to commemorate African Americans who escaped slavery before and after the Civil War. Named the Freedom Trail, it is a paved pathway that begins in the Strawberry Hill area of Kansas City, KS before crossing over the Kansas River into the West Bottoms […]

November 29th, 2012|Sustainability, Transportation|0 Comments