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Get free trees planted on your street

Beautify your streetscape and help fight climate change by requesting free trees be planted in front of your house on your street parkway. Then encourage your neighbors to get a tree, too.

Residents of Kansas City and Liberty, MO and Prairie Village, KS are eligible to receive a free street tree planted in the public parkway […]

Recycle personal care products & more

You can recycle razors, deodorant containers, toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, plastic food pouches, baby food packaging and more and at Scraps KC.

All packaging needs to be clean and dry. The non-profit will accept these items during regular business hours:

All brands of blades and razors, including systems and disposable units, replaceable-blade cartridge units, rigid plastic packaging and […]

Control garden pests with these 7 organic ideas

Are pests eating up your plants or is disease spreading through your garden? Try these seven easy strategies for chemical-free control of pests, weeds and disease.

As we move into summer, the environmental conditions that contribute to peak production of our favorite fruit and vegetable crops will also cater to a rise in garden pests, weeds […]

Do you qualify for solar & energy grants?

As the weather heats up, the city of Merriam, KS is offering its’ residents up to $2,500 to install solar systems, geothermal, new windows and energy-efficiency improvements.

The Merriam Residential Sustainability Grant will reimburse Merriam homeowners 20 percent – up to $2,500 – for costs related to energy efficiency improvements, including:

HVAC or water heater

Track a pollinator migration at Butterfly Festival

Follow a butterfly’s annual migration from the Midwest to Mexico and see 1,000 butterflies and moths at Powell Garden’s Festival of Butterflies from July 21 to August 7.

The festival begins in the glass-walled Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory, which will have more than a 1,000 butterflies and moths flying among tropical plants that are native […]