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Find easy, low-cost home radon tests

This time of year most of us spend more time indoors where the risk of exposure to air pollutants, including radon, can be significantly higher. 

Radon is a radioactive gas that is linked to lung cancer. It is unnoticeable in homes because you cannot see, taste or smell it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

January 18th, 2023|Air Quality, Green Homes, Health, Press Releases|0 Comments

Escape to best places for fall foliage & wildlife

Enjoy nature’s fall foliage display on hiking trails, driving tours or even a vintage train ride adventure in the Midwest and beyond.

In Missouri, find the best locations for catching the brilliant colors of fall maples, oaks, hickory and ash trees in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fall Colors: Latest Reports & Best Places. Conservationists […]

It’s time to plant garlic for spring harvest

As most gardeners are cleaning up their vegetable garden beds, there’s one savory edible that can be planted now for an early summer harvest. It’s time to plant garlic.

Planting garlic (Allium sativum), a crop native to Central Asia and grown for more than 5,000 years, is a quintessential fall garden activity. There are so many […]

Explore 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Take a day trip to explore family-owned farms, bee ranches, pumpkin patches and vineyards, and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown on 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.

The 18th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 1 and […]

Take the Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality while you reduce your fuel costs during the Green Commute Challenge. Ride a bus, streetcar, scooter or bike – or carpool, walk or telecommute to work.

The Green Commute Challenge encourages workplaces to form an employee team and find alternatives to driving for daily work commutes. Individuals can […]