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Look what’s on the “Dirty Dozen” list this year

Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce is contaminated with pesticides, and some foods are dangerously worse than others, especially for children. Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in its annual Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Here is the 2019 Dirty Dozen list:

Strawberries
Spinach
Kale
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Meet a Green Commute Challenge bus rider

When Connie Baldwin got tired of fighting traffic on her commute to work, she decided it was time to try the bus. Six years later, she shares her story of using public transportation as part of our series on the Green Commute Challenge in Kansas City.

The Green Commute Challenge is a friendly competition designed to reduce emissions in […]

Look what’s happening for Earth Day!

This Earth Day, celebrate 49 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to plant trees, recycle glass, learn about climate change or enjoy an Earth Day happy hour.

Each year more than one-billion people in 192 countries celebrate Earth Day on April 22 as a commitment to protect ecosystems, fight climate change and live greener lifestyles every day, according […]

Find native plants at Healthy Yards Expo

Discover greener ideas for your landscape, get a free tree seedling and bring in soil for testing at the Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo this Saturday, April 6.

The free expo will feature businesses and non-profit organizations that can help Johnson County and surrounding area residents be more environmentally friendly in their lawn and garden care. It will be […]

Are you ready for alternatives to plastic?

Green America is looking for innovative small businesses that are producing alternatives to plastic. You can help them by nominating a company for the Green America’s People and Planet Awards.

Two small-business winners will receive $5,000 each to support their efforts to counter the deluge of plastic pollution. Nominees must either produce a product that is an […]