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Try “winter sowing” to start your garden now

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds early in homemade, mini greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces […]

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

Give your natural holiday tree, wreaths and garland a second life by recycling them at one of many locations that will reuse them for landscaping mulch, fish habitat and

erosion control.

Most of the services listed below are in or near the Kansas City metropolitan area and can be found on Mid-America Regional Councils’ RecycleSpot.org. To find tree recycling […]

Recycle personal care product waste

Did you know you can recycle razors, deodorant containers, toothpaste tubes and brushes, and waste from other personal care products?

The Resilient Activist and Compost Collective KC are sponsoring  a recycling drop-off site and pickup services. Personal care product waste will be collected by Compost Collective KC during regular pickup for current customers or at Kansas […]

Find 9 ways to save on fuel costs this winter

As the weather dips below freezing, your gas mileage can drop as much as 22 percent for a gas-powered vehicle and 34 percent for a hybrid or electric vehicle.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cold weather affects your vehicle in more ways than you might expect. For example:

It takes longer for your engine […]

Try 5 easy ideas to reduce holiday waste

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Consider these five easy ways to give the gift of a cleaner environment to all.

Go natural, or reuse holiday decor

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