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Get better fuel economy when it’s cold

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 […]

Cut a red cedar for the holidays

Bundle up the family for a trek through the woods to cut down an invasive, red cedar tree to decorate for the holidays, and help Kansas City WildLands restore a prairie at the Kansas City WildLands Cedar Tree Event on Saturday, December 1.

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is […]

Shop locally for holiday gifting

As the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear this week, skip the big-box frenzy and share an eco-friendlier day on Local Business Saturday.

Across the country, local retailers will be celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 24. Shoppers can find local stores near them by entering their city or zip code in the American Express Shop […]

November 20th, 2018|Event, Green Tip, Local artisans, Sustainability|0 Comments

Mulch, compost & recycle yard waste

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish your lawn with grass cycling

One of the easiest ways to reap the benefit of leaves is to leave them on the lawn and mow over them. This can be accomplished […]

Switch to energy-efficient lighting

As we enter the dark days of winter, it’s time to replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient lighting and join the LED Challenge.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) challenges everyone to switch out at least one inefficient bulb for an LED.  If every U.S. household replaced just one old bulb with an LED, the NRDC […]