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Where can you donate books for reuse?

If you’ve got a growing pile of books that need a new home, here’s how you can donate them to libraries, schools and children’s back-pack programs.

Several Kansas City area libraries and non-profit organizations will accept new and gently-used book donations. Friends of the Library groups resell donated books and out-of-circulation library books at pop-up sales […]

Explore 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Take a day trip to explore family-owned farms, bee ranches, pumpkin patches and vineyards, and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown on 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.

The 18th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 1 and […]

KC passes Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan

Kansas City set a roadmap for drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions with approval of a new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan.

City leaders, city staff, professional consultants and the KC Climate Protection Steering Committee comprised of neighborhood, community and regional leaders developed the 133-page plan which was approved by the KC City Council on August 25.

“Climate action cannot […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Let the kids taste ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plants at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden in Kansas City.

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 […]

Launch the school year with 9 eco-friendly tips

As the kids get ready to head back to school, here are nine ways to start the year with more environmentally friendly school supplies, clothes and lunches.

Before you head out to the store or online to buy new supplies, take stock of what is still usable from last year. Donate items you can’t use […]