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Earth Day Festival moves to online events

This year, Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, and in Kansas City the 2020 Earth Festival will be transformed into live and interactive online events in response to the threat of COFID-19.

Organizers decided to change Earth Festival to a new EF20Online event to provide a safe way for participants […]

Get outside to hike, bike or play

Even in a time of shutdowns and social distancing, there are still plenty of opportunities to get outside, breathe fresh air and enjoy the natural world.

You can take a hike, walk, bike or play at 221 parks in Kansas City, MO. Even though community centers are closed, the parks are still open. Find one near […]

Get native tree seedlings for spring gardens

Just in time for spring planting, you can order native tree seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Even residents of other states can get seedlings shipped.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with sizes varying […]

Is it greener to load a dishwasher or hand wash?

When you’re trying to reduce household energy and water use, what are the greenest ways to tackle the daily task of dishwashing?

A new study shows that it is actually best to use an energy-efficient dishwasher, but there is a hand-wash technique that can be resource efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates a typical household washes 215 […]

Nominate an unsung recycling hero

Would you like to honor someone who is a true champion for recycling? The Global Recycling Foundation is looking for adults, children, groups and organizations for its #RecyclingHeroes competition.

“Whether we are the humblest individual or the greatest leader, the responsible use of the materials around us, and the championing of recycled goods from the plastics […]