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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 […]

Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be frigid outside, but it’s not too early to start planning your native plant garden. Get the basics at an Introduction to Native Landscaping workshop designed for beginning gardeners, new homeowners and those curious about native plants.

The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Stephen Van Rhein […]

Explore 100 ways to reverse global warming

Learn what international researchers have identified as the 100 most important strategies to reverse climate change at free Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming workshops.

The Environmental Action Committee of Village Church and Earthkeepers of Heartland Presbytery are co-sponsoring an event from 9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, February 9 at Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS. The Heartland Renewable Energy Society […]

Train to be a volunteer Master Naturalist

Apply to be a Master Naturalist and learn how to protect and preserve natural resources by training with the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

The Master Naturalist program focuses on education, outreach and service to manage local natural areas and resources. It includes: land stewardship to eradicate invasive species and restore natural habitats; bluebird stewardship […]

Give them an experience to remember

Sometimes the most meaningful and eco-friendly gift is an experience that creates memories to cherish for years to come. Here are seven ideas that will get your recipients out into nature, eating local food or spending a day as a zookeeper.

Rent a cozy state park cabin

Love the outdoors? Take your loved one or the […]