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Get a free native tree at Callery Pear Buy-Back 

If you chop down an invasive Callery (Bradford) Pear tree within the next week, you can get a free native tree in the Callery Pear Buy-Back promotion sponsored by native plant advocates.

The Callery Pear, and its’ cultivar Bradford, is a species native to China and Vietnam. It’s known for its’ stinky white flowers that smell like rotten […]

Save on appliances during Earth Week

If it’s time to replace some household appliances, you can take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and pay no sales taxes from April 19-25 on a qualifying Energy Star® appliance.

Since 2009, the sales tax holiday has been scheduled each year to promote energy efficiency during the week of Earth Day, April […]

Redesign your home for healthier, resilient living

After another year of working from home and sheltering against more extreme weathers, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their dwellings more climate resilient, energy efficient and healthy.

So, what once might have been a basic remodeling project, can now be an opportunity to prepare homes for climate challenges.

“It’s time to bring more awareness […]

Rebuild KC offers neighborhood grants

Could your neighborhood benefit from new trees, a community garden, solar installation or an affordable housing project?

The city of Kansas City just announced a new Rebuild KC Neighborhood Grand program to encourage better neighborhoods with projects that promote affordable housing, sustainable streetscapes, blight elimination, violence prevention, energy efficiency, solar and renewable energy and overall healthy […]

Improve indoor air quality with these 8 ideas

This time of year most of us spend more time indoors where the risk of exposure to air pollutants, including COVID-19, can be significantly higher than outdoors.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 72 percent of chemical exposures in the average individual comes from inside the home. So when cooped up indoors, it is especially important […]