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Play the Ready, Set, Sort! recycling game

You can learn the basics about what’s recyclable with the new Ready, Set, Sort! recycling game developed by the city of Olathe, KS.

Although developed for Olathe residents, this free game can teach many of the basic rules of handling recycling, trash and household hazardous waste. During the game, players must sort everyday materials into the correct […]

Preview plans for Solar Decathlon House

Get a first look at plans for the 2020 Solar Decathlon House designed by students to attract millennials who want greener, less expensive housing.

Students on the Solar House Design Team at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO are working on their 2020 entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Their design […]

Celebrate a greener 4th of July holiday

Challenge your family and friends to a greener July 4th celebration with these ideas, and have fun while reducing your impact on air quality this holiday.

Traditionally, Independence Day is full of fireworks, barbecue and outdoor activities that Americans look forward to every year. However, the environmental impact of lighting the skies of your neighborhood is […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Children can taste the ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plants at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden.

The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning. As part of Kansas City Community Gardens, the children’s garden was developed with a curriculum designed […]

Get 12 ideas for eco-friendly & off-grid vacations

If you’re looking for eco-friendly ways to travel this summer, here are a dozen ideas ranging from simple energy-saving tips to off-grid vacation rentals that will get you out in nature and minimize your environmental impact.

Ecotourism is among the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism trade. While travel uses resources, and can harm the environment, it can also […]