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Get outside for the Christmas Bird Count

Start a new holiday tradition this year and help the local Audubon Society count birds at the annual, national Christmas Bird Count.

For 119 years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds across the Western Hemisphere. Volunteers with the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City will be counting in December and January. To find […]

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 […]

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 […]