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Which 10 states rank highest for green buildings?

Each year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranks the top 10 states that achieve the highest level of certified green buildings.

In 2018, the top state was Illinois for its 172 new projects that were certified for USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The Top 10 states for LEED are home to 128 million Americans and […]

Train to be a Climate Reality Project leader

Do you want to learn more about climate change and become a leader in educating others? Apply now for the next Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps training scheduled for March 14 – 16 in Atlanta, GA.

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of advocates trained to talk about the impacts of climate change […]

Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be frigid outside, but it’s not too early to start planning your native plant garden. Get the basics at an Introduction to Native Landscaping workshop designed for beginning gardeners, new homeowners and those curious about native plants.

The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Stephen Van Rhein […]

Discover the secrets of growing fruit

Learn all about fruit trees, how to care for them and how they provide food security to communities at this OrchardKeeper course.

Bridging the Gap’s Heartland Tree Alliance and the Giving Grove are partnering on this three-day class that delves into tree care and biology, soil and basic fruit biology, site suitability, species selection, proper planting […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 6 greener ideas

This year, skip the imported roses and treat your loved one to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day with a locally crafted gift from a pop-up shop, a cupid cooking class, Kiss & Tail at the K.C. Zoo or a homemade, heart-shaped meal.

1. Valentine Pop-Up

Take your honey to the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair Valentine Pop-Up to […]