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What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?

It’s time to choose the perfect Christmas tree, but which one has the smallest environmental impact — cutting down a real tree or reusing an artificial one? Or is there a zero-waste option?

Most experts say 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, you […]

Volunteer to plant trees on city streets

Join a group of volunteers this fall to plant street trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City, MO area.

Heartland Tree Alliance will be planting free trees along the right-of-way of city streets. To volunteer, register at the links connected to each date below. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided, but […]

Get a free home energy audit & help with upgrades

See if you qualify for a new Evergy program that offers a free home energy assessment, some easy energy upgrades and upfront payment for new energy-efficient equipment that can reduce energy bills.

Evergy launched the Pay As You Save (PAYS) program this fall as a one-year pilot program for its Missouri customers. It will help individual […]

How can KC be more climate resilient?

The city of Kansas City, MO wants to know what you think the city should do about climate change. Attend a virtual or in-person workshop and weigh in on how climate change is affecting you now and your concerns for the future.

Kansas City is hosting climate strategy workshops to explore ideas to help the community […]

Enjoy best places for peak fall foliage & wildlife

Escape to the best locations in nature to see peak fall foliage, restored elk herds and tallgrass prairies on driving and hiking adventures throughout the Midwest and beyond.

In Missouri, find the best locations for catching the brilliant colors of fall maples, oaks, hickory and ash trees in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fall Colors: Latest […]