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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 […]

How do you find green, non-toxic carpeting?

Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor air quality, but the chemicals used to produce it are typically far from natural.

According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), most carpeting is made from synthetic fibers derived from non-renewable petroleum-based sources and emits harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.

Additionally, carpet backing […]

Explore 100 ways to reverse global warming

Learn what international researchers have identified as the 100 most important strategies to reverse climate change at free Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming workshops.

The Environmental Action Committee of Village Church and Earthkeepers of Heartland Presbytery are co-sponsoring an event from 9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, February 9 at Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS. The Heartland Renewable Energy Society […]