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What’s on the new “Dirty Dozen” produce list?

Which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides? Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” that experts recommend swapping for organic options, especially for children.

The “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” lists together make up the Environmental Working Group (EWG) annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The list analyzes Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

Sign kids up for free, virtual Zoosdays

The Kansas City Zoo is going virtual with its’ popular Zoosdays mobile zoo. During the COVID-19 pandemic, students, teachers and parents can sign up for free to learn more about conservation, protecting wildlife and the ecosystem. In February, the Zoosdays will offer these programs:

February 9: Endangered Species

Many species around the planet are not surviving. Explore […]

January 24th, 2021|Animals, Children, Event, Wildlife|0 Comments

Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations, and even though the gatherings may be smaller this year, you can still find sources for tasty, locally grown food.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps your community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared to store bought food, […]

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, […]

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 […]