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If you burn wood, protect trees & climate

As more people gather around a firepit this winter, there are also increased risks for trees and the climate. Here are ways to reduce the impacts that are cleaner for the environment and safer for the forests.

Smoke from burning wood is made up of a mixture of gases and fine pollution particles that can cause […]

Evergy seeks $42-million in energy savings for Kansans

Evergy has proposed an energy-efficiency package that would provide Kansas residents and businesses with an estimated $42-million in energy-efficiency savings, with $13 million for low-income and rural customers.

The proposal for nine core residential and business energy-efficiency programs for its’ Kansas customers was presented to the Kansas Corporation Commission on December 17. If approved, Evergy estimates […]

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 […]