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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 […]

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 […]

Watch a Climate Friendly Yard Makeover

Gardeners and homeowners are invited to watch (or volunteer) at the planting of nearly 700 native plants during the installation of the first Climate Friendly Yard Makeover.

The Climate-Friendly Yard Makeover (CFYM) is a demonstration project of Missouri Organic Recycling (MOR) and its partners. Three homeowners were selected as winners last spring, and the first garden is […]

Celebrate July 4th with a lighter footprint

This Fourth of July weekend invite your family and friends to celebrate with these Earth friendly ideas for your outdoor activities.

Traditionally, Independence Day is full of fireworks, barbecue and outdoor activities that Americans look forward to every year. However, lighting the skies of your neighborhood with fireworks and overloading landfills with disposable party ware has […]

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year?

Do you want to learn more about climate solutions, meet electric vehicle owners, recycle electronics, plant a free tree, upcycle scraps or take the kids on a fun eco-adventure?

We’ve found a variety of events for you and your family to celebrate in-person and some online in Kansas City and worldwide over the next two weeks surrounding […]