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Try these tips to move beyond ‘eco-guilt’

We’ve all experienced eco-guilt at times – whether it’s throwing away excessive plastic packaging or feeling like you aren’t doing enough in light of our worsening climate crisis. Eco-perfectionism can get in the way of your well-being and make you lose focus on what really matters. 

Sami Aaron, founder of The Resilient Activist, has witnessed how […]

January 18th, 2023|Advocacy, Climate Change, Get involved, Resilience|5 Comments

Create gardener’s “gold” from falling leaves

Are you looking at a growing pile of fallen leaves? Here’s how to take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold,” get free fertilizer for next year’s garden, and help slow climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil.

“This leaf season offers an opportunity to take action to slow global warming in our own yards,” says […]

Volunteer to plant trees on city streets

Help plant trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City area this fall as a volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance. Or request a free tree for your street.

Heartland Tree Alliance will be planting free trees along the right-of-way of city streets. Neighborhoods can receive trees, the planting, mulch and water bags for free. Residents are then asked to […]

Try these zero-waste ideas for all those pumpkins

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

Pumpkins make up a large part seasonal food waste between Halloween and Thanksgiving. According to the US Department of Energy, most of the 1.3-billion pounds of pumpkins […]

Unplug home energy vampires and save money

This Halloween while vampires are slinking through the streets, unplug the energy vampires lurking inside your home, and save up to $165 a year in energy costs.

Electronic appliances consume power even when they are switched off or in standby mode but still plugged in, creating vampire energy and costing consumers hundreds of dollars each year. […]