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Give a little love (& a tree) this Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for a unique way to show your love this Valentine’s Day, here are a few gift ideas that will live well beyond a bouquet of roses – and give a little love to the planet, too.

For many, Valentine’s Day is a time for giving bouquets. The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will […]

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 […]

Skip big-box Black Friday & shop locally

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, here’s how you can skip the big-box frenzy on Black Friday and share a more eco-friendly day at local holiday events and shops with makers, artists, fair-trade vendors.

Across the country, local retailers will be celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 27. Shoppers can find local stores near […]

Find an electronic recycling event near you

If you have electronics that are no longer in use, give them a second life or recycle them responsibly at upcoming electronic recycling events in the Kansas City metro area and at nationwide locations.

Most recycling events will take computers, laptops, keyboards, speakers, routers, modems, webcams, network hubs, cell phones, charging cables, phone systems, shredders, fax machines, scanners, […]

Launch the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

As the kids head back to school, here are 12 tips for more environmentally friendly school supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and another round of face masks to protect students from COVID-19.

If you need a new supply of washable face masks for kids attending in-person classes, there are several options for reusable cloth masks that are […]