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5 ways EVs can benefit everyone

The mainstreaming of EVs will impact everything from the air you breathe to the money you save, even if you don’t drive one. 
By Courtney Lindwall, Natural Resources Defense Council

Electric vehicles (EVs) currently make up around 1 percent of all the cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs on the road in the United States. But that’s about […]

May 2nd, 2023|Air Quality, Electric vehicles|0 Comments

Mow electric with new rebate program

Are you ready to swap out your gas mower for electric? A new program can help.

The Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program just launched Mow Electric, a lawn mower rebate program to assist homeowners with making the switch from gas-powered mowers to electric mowers.

What are the benefits to electric-powered mowers? Electric mowers reduce carbon emissions, […]

March 28th, 2023|Air Quality, Event, Lawn & Garden|0 Comments

Find easy, low-cost home radon tests

This time of year most of us spend more time indoors where the risk of exposure to air pollutants, including radon, can be significantly higher. 

Radon is a radioactive gas that is linked to lung cancer. It is unnoticeable in homes because you cannot see, taste or smell it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

January 18th, 2023|Air Quality, Green Homes, Health, Press Releases|0 Comments

What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?

Before the Thanksgiving turkey heads into the oven, many of you will be thinking about putting up a Christmas tree. To be eco-friendly — should it be real, artificial or something else?

Most experts agree a real Christmas tree is more eco-friendly than artificial, but both come with environmental impacts.

Choose zero-waste

For a truly zero-waste option, […]

Volunteer to plant trees on city streets

Help plant trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City area this fall as a volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance. Or request a free tree for your street.

Heartland Tree Alliance will be planting free trees along the right-of-way of city streets. Neighborhoods can receive trees, the planting, mulch and water bags for free. Residents are then asked to […]