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Design a low-maintenance, native flower garden

If you’re looking for design advice on a low-maintenance, native plant garden, discover the tried-and-true plants that work best in a small landscape from a wildflower garden expert.

Scott Woodbury, manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, will present Lower Maintenance Design and Plant Selection for Native Gardens at this Deep Roots […]

Plant a tree, or a forest, this Valentine’s Day

Are you searching for a more everlasting gift for your Valentine this year? Consider giving a tree, or help plant a forest. Here are 6 easy ways to give this greenest of gifts.

For many, Valentine’s Day is a time for giving bouquets of flowers or roses by the dozen. The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will order […]

Bus, bike or walk to the Super Bowl parade

In true Kansas City spirit, Chiefs fans will trek through forecasted snow and freezing temperatures today to see KC’s first Super Bowl parade in 50 years.

Here’s how you can get there car-free (or almost) and avoid driving, waiting, parking, more waiting and burning countless gallons of gas and CO2.

Plot your route and start early […]

Try 6 ways to improve indoor air quality

When winter’s bitter chill forces you indoors more than usual, the risk of exposure to air pollutants can be significantly higher than when we are outside.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 72 percent of chemical exposures in the average individual comes from inside the home. So, when you are spending more time indoors, it is […]

What’s the best way to avoid “greenwashing”?

When you’re trying to make the best environmental choice, how do you know which “eco-friendly” or “safe for the environment” product is actually good for you and the planet?

Many claims are legitimate, but others feature deceptive or unsubstantiated claims. Even the legitimate labels vary a lot in meaning. Truly valid eco-labels are awarded by independent third parties, […]