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Where can you recycle pumpkins?

If your Halloween pumpkins are rotting on the front porch, here are some options to give them a second life and keep food waste out of the landfill.

Compost it at home

If you’ve got a compost bin or pile, cut up your pumpkins and throw them in. If you clean and dry the seeds, you can […]

A community remembers an environmental leader

Dennis Murphey, retired chief environmental officer for Kansas City, MO, led the city’s effort to fight climate change for 13 years, putting Kansas City on the map for its 40-percent reduction in municipal greenhouse gas emissions. He died of COVID-19 on October 27.

Murphey joined the city in 2006 and retired in June 2019. During his tenure, […]

Try a new Carbon Footprint Eating challenge

Could you skip eating meat for a month? Organizers of the new Carbon Footprint Eating challenge are hoping that a Meatless Month for Mother Earth will offer so many personal health and global climate benefits that it becomes a new lifestyle for many.

They understand that some people will want more flexibility – like eating turkey […]

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Load up the family and pick a route to visit 29 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visit local farmers, pumpkin patches, bee ranches and wineries and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 15th annual farm tour includes farms along […]

Entrepreneur offers greener option to pet cremation

When the final day comes for a beloved pet, there is now a gentler option to cremation that is also easier on the environment, using less energy for a smaller, aftercare carbon footprint.

In August, Jarrod Hammond opened Heartland Pet Aquamation in Kansas City to offer pet aquamation, an alternative to cremation. Instead of using fire, […]