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Evergy seeks $42-million in energy savings for Kansans

Evergy has proposed an energy-efficiency package that would provide Kansas residents and businesses with an estimated $42-million in energy-efficiency savings, with $13 million for low-income and rural customers.

The proposal for nine core residential and business energy-efficiency programs for its’ Kansas customers was presented to the Kansas Corporation Commission on December 17. If approved, Evergy estimates […]

Get outside for a Christmas Bird Count

During the holidays, here’s a great idea to get the family together for a socially distanced, outdoor gathering. Join in the fun of a Christmas Bird Count at home or many public locations.

For 122  years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds at Christmas Bird Counts across the country. You can join in with […]

Train to be a volunteer Master Naturalist

Learn how to restore natural habitats, be a steward to bluebirds, protect pollinators and more at a Master Naturalist Training Program.

The Master Naturalist program focuses on education, outreach and service to manage local natural areas and resources. It includes land stewardship to eradicate invasive species and restore natural habitats; bluebird stewardship which includes monitoring local […]

Still got leaves? Start a winter compost

The weather is turning and probably one of the last things on your mind right now is gardening or compost. But if you’ve been thinking about starting your own compost pile, it’s not too late.

Composting in the winter isn’t that much different than any other time of year, and it can help get you garden-ready […]

Try 9 easy ideas for zero-waste holidays

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Try these nine easy ideas for gifting, wrapping, partying and more

Go natural, or reuse holiday decor

Using natural items from your yard or garden, such as flower heads, holly or pinecones, is […]