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Take a hike on new national trails in 17 states

If you’re planning a vacation out in nature this summer, check out the 19 newly designated National Recreation Trails that add 370 miles of new trails in 17 states.

Scholars in fields including wilderness therapy and environmental psychology have shown that time outdoors benefits human lives in many ways. It can have a therapeutic effect, relieve […]

Plant to “Make America Green Again”

A national effort to fight climate change and high food bills is being organized by Green America to urge Americans to plant “Climate Victory Gardens” to reduce carbon emissions while growing safe, healthy and less expensive food.

Green America announced its new Climate Victory Gardens campaign to encourage Americans to follow the World War II lead […]

Sign up to test drive EVs & learn about incentives

If you’d like to test drive up to nine different electric vehicles (EV) in one place and learn about new rebates, the KCP&L Clean Charge Network is offering a unique opportunity on Saturday, June 9 in Kansas City.

According to the Clean Charge Network, plug-in EVs can cost two-thirds less than gas-powered vehicles to operate. They have no […]

Take precautions on ozone alert days

Kansas City recorded its first ozone alert day on May 18, one of the earliest days in recent history. With the potential for more, here’s what you need to know.

When ozone pollution is high, the air is unhealthy. The Mid-America Regional Council advises you to take these steps to protect your health and reduce pollution

Protect […]

Compete in Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality this summer by competing in the Green Commute Challenge to reduce emissions. Ride a bus, streetcar, bike, carpool, or walk/telecommute to work.

This friendly competition helps improve air quality during the time of year that traditionally produces the highest ozone levels. Air quality is most vulnerable during the […]