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Promote your eco-events in Greenability

Greenability offers a free, online calendar listing to promote events that are environmentally sustainable, resilient and restorative.

Calendar listings can be related to organic food, energy-efficiency, recycling, renewable energy, zero-waste, native plant gardening, nature, resilient living and many other environmental topics. To be considered for a listing, in-person events should be held within a 100-mile radius […]

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

When the pine needles start to drop, it’s time to give your holiday trees, wreaths and garland a second life as landscape mulch, fish habitat or erosion control.

Like yard waste, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri and are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills. Area communities offer residents a number of ways […]

Find recyclers for broken holiday lights

While you’re packing up all the holiday decorations, pull out the broken and burned out lights, and drop them off for recycling.

Christmas lights contain common recyclable materials like plastic, glass, copper and sometimes even lead, all of which can harm the environment if not recycled properly. If you recycle them at a facility that is […]

Still got leaves? Start a winter compost

The weather is turning and probably one of the last things on your mind right now is gardening or compost. But if you’ve been thinking about starting your own compost pile, it’s not too late.

Composting in the winter isn’t that much different than any other time of year, and it can help get you garden-ready […]

Try 9 easy ideas for zero-waste holidays

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Try these nine easy ideas for gifting, wrapping, partying and more

Go natural, or reuse holiday decor

Using natural items from your yard or garden, such as flower heads, holly or pinecones, is […]