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Explore the countryside at the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Load up the kids and pick a route to visit 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visit local farmers, pumpkin patches and wineries and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 14th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, […]

Encourage students to walk to school

Schools across the country will help students skip the car or bus ride and walk or bike to school for International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2.

Events are planned across the country to encourage students, schools and neighborhoods to join the citywide effort. Schools can participate with walking school buses, assemblies and rallies, mileage clubs, […]

Students plan Global Climate Strike

Students around the world will be demanding environmental action on climate change at Global Climate Strikes on Friday, September 20.

Young people are planning the strikes and asking students and adults to join them on September 20 in advance of the UN Emergency Climate Summit that begins September 27. To find a rally near you, go to […]

Attend Climate Action Summit for free

Sign up to attend free Climate Action Summit sessions with Paul Hawken, U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids and Mayor Quinton Lucas at this sold-out event.

Hawken, an internationally known environmentalist and author of Drawdown, a plan to reverse global warming, will headline a full-day Metro KC Climate Action Summit on Saturday, September 14. More than 500 people have […]

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. […]