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Reduce holiday waste with these 5 easy ideas

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Consider these five easy ways to give the gift of a cleaner environment to all.

Wrap it up

Most wrapping paper and bows are not recyclable. Look for recycled-content wrapping paper to wrap […]

Which is more eco-friendly, a real or artificial Christmas tree?

This time of year, the question is almost always asked. Is a real or artificial Christmas tree the most environmentally responsible?

There are many reasons why real Christmas trees are more eco-friendly. Real trees are both a renewable and biodegradable natural resource. On average, it takes about seven years to raise a Christmas tree to marketable […]

Give kids a night with the KC Zoo animals

If you’re looking for a unique experience to give the kids for the holidays, check out the Kansas City Zoo overnights with the animals.

Throughout the year, there are opportunities for a Nocturnal Safari, Birthday Bash Overnight, Slumber Down Under with Kangaroos, a Polar Bear PJ Party, Penguin Pole-Looza and Elephant Extravaganza. Most overnights are designed […]

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 […]

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 […]