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Fend off disease-carrying ticks & mosquitoes

It’s August, and the bugs are biting. As cases of disease from mosquito, tick and flea bites rise with the temperatures, experts offer advice on taking simple precautions to prevent bug bites.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cases of bug-borne diseases more than tripled in the U.S. […]

Go back to school in eco-friendly style

As you head out for back-to-school shopping, consider these 12 ideas for reducing waste, reusing and recycling to make it easier on you and the environment.

Here are a dozen tips for more sustainable school supplies, lunches, clothes, and computers.

Before you head out to buy new supplies, take stock of what is still usable from […]

Celebrate a greener 4th of July holiday

Challenge your family and friends to a greener July 4th celebration with these ideas, and have fun while reducing your impact on air quality this holiday.

Traditionally, Independence Day is full of fireworks, barbecue and outdoor activities that Americans look forward to every year. However, the environmental impact of lighting the skies of your neighborhood is […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Children can taste the ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plants at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden.

The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning. As part of Kansas City Community Gardens, the children’s garden was developed with a curriculum designed […]

Get 12 ideas for eco-friendly & off-grid vacations

If you’re looking for eco-friendly ways to travel this summer, here are a dozen ideas ranging from simple energy-saving tips to off-grid vacation rentals that will get you out in nature and minimize your environmental impact.

Ecotourism is among the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism trade. While travel uses resources, and can harm the environment, it can also […]