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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 […]

Volunteer to plant trees in the Northland

Help the Heartland Tree Alliance plant more trees in the Northland by becoming a volunteer this spring.

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees in these neighborhoods:

• 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 16

Northbrook Neighborhood, 7432 N. March Road, near Shoal Creek Parkway and I-435 in Kansas City, MO

• 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23

Amber […]

Get native tree seedlings for spring gardens

Just in time for spring planting, the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering native tree seedlings to residents for as little as 22 cents each. Here’s how you can tap this resource or find a program in your state.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with sizes […]

Which 10 states rank highest for green buildings?

Each year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranks the top 10 states that achieve the highest level of certified green buildings.

In 2018, the top state was Illinois for its 172 new projects that were certified for USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The Top 10 states for LEED are home to 128 million Americans and […]