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Green up your life with 9 New Year’s resolutions

Kick your New Year’s resolutions up a notch by adding a green twist to eating healthier, losing weight, saving money and creating a healthy home.

For many, the same resolutions appear on lists each January. In 2019, there are many more options to make resolutions good for us and for Mother Earth. Here are 9 ideas […]

Recycle holiday trees, lights and glass

Now that the big celebrations are over, here’s a list of places to recycle your Christmas tree, greenery, lights and glass.

Like yard waste, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri and are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills. Area communities offer residents a number of ways to recycle them — not only […]

Recycle your broken holiday lights

When it’s time to take down the holiday lights, help keep thousands of pounds of wire, plastic and light bulbs out of the landfill by recycling any that are broken.

All broken lights can be recycled through Southeast Enterprises, a sheltered workshop for people with developmental disabilities. The non-profit has recycled more than 130,000 pounds since […]

Reduce holiday waste with these 5 easy ideas

‘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.

Wrap it up

Most wrapping paper and bows are not recyclable. Look for recycled-content wrapping paper to wrap […]

Which is more eco-friendly, a real or artificial Christmas tree?

This time of year, the question is almost always asked. Is a real or artificial Christmas tree the most environmentally responsible?

There are many reasons why real Christmas trees are more eco-friendly. Real trees are both a renewable and biodegradable natural resource. On average, it takes about seven years to raise a Christmas tree to marketable […]