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Is a real or artificial Christmas tree more eco-friendly?

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, but this year they may be even more popular. The Christmas Tree Promotion Board reports an increase in sales because families looking for safer […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at state parks, lakes and wildlife refuge areas in Missouri.

Find the best viewing from late December through February at these locations:

Lake of the Ozarks at Bagnell Dam Access, east of Bagnell Dam
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Areaon Route K, southwest of Columbia
Lock & Dam 24 […]

Tax credits & rebates make solar more affordable

If you’ve been thinking about installing solar on your home, it has become increasingly more affordable with lower installation costs, a federal tax credit and utility rebates.

“Solar is now cheaper than ever with residential installation costs plunging 70 percent over the last 10 years,” said Darla Pennington, owner of PennTech, a solar installation and energy-efficiency […]

Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations, and even though the gatherings may be smaller this year, you can still find sources for tasty, locally grown food.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps your community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared to store bought food, […]

Give your opinion on Climate Action Plan

Metro Kansas City area residents are invited to share feedback on a proposed regional blueprint for climate action that drastically reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports resiliency from climate-related threats.

Over the past few months, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Climate Action KC have worked to bring together diverse community perspectives and technical expertise to develop a set of […]