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Tap 8 wonderful ways to save water

With less than one percent of water on Earth deemed usable for drinking, we need to protect the clean water we have and use only what we need.

Conserving water and keeping waterways clean benefits everyone by reducing the energy needed to treat water, reducing water contamination from polluted runoff, preserving wetlands that naturally clean water […]

Recycle personal care products & more

You can recycle razors, deodorant containers, toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, plastic food pouches, baby food packaging and more and at Scraps KC.

All packaging needs to be clean and dry. The non-profit will accept these items during regular business hours:

All brands of blades and razors, including systems and disposable units, replaceable-blade cartridge units, rigid plastic packaging and […]

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 […]