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Try 9 ways to reduce fuel costs this winter

As temperatures dips below freezing, your mileage can drop as much as 22 percent for a gas-powered vehicle and 34 percent for a hybrid or electric vehicle.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cold weather affects your vehicle in more ways than you might expect. Did you know …

It takes longer for your engine to […]

Evergy to build 10MW of solar at KC power plant

Evergy announced today that it will build a 22,000-panel solar array at its’ Hawthorn power plant in northeast Kansas City by fall 2022 as part of its Solar Subscription program.

Pending regulatory approval, the new 10MW (megawatt) array will cover 67 acres of land surrounding the existing coal-fired plant. The energy created will provide 5MW of electricity […]

Promote your eco-events in Greenability

Greenability offers a free, online calendar listing to promote events that are environmentally sustainable, resilient and restorative.

Calendar listings can be related to organic food, energy-efficiency, recycling, renewable energy, zero-waste, native plant gardening, nature, resilient living and many other environmental topics. To be considered for a listing, in-person events should be held within a 100-mile radius […]

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

When the pine needles start to drop, it’s time to give your holiday trees, wreaths and garland a second life as landscape mulch, fish habitat or erosion control.

Like yard waste, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri and are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills. Area communities offer residents a number of ways […]

Find recyclers for broken holiday lights

While you’re packing up all the holiday decorations, pull out the broken and burned out lights, and drop them off for recycling.

Christmas lights contain common recyclable materials like plastic, glass, copper and sometimes even lead, all of which can harm the environment if not recycled properly. If you recycle them at a facility that is […]