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Students plan Global Climate Strike

Students around the world will be demanding environmental action on climate change at Global Climate Strikes on Friday, September 20.

Young people are planning the strikes and asking students and adults to join them on September 20 in advance of the UN Emergency Climate Summit that begins September 27. To find a rally near you, go to […]

Recycle almost everything at Recycling Extravaganza

You can recycle your old computers, shoes, garden tools, beds, furniture, clothes, light bulbs, bikes, dog kennels, building materials, wheelchairs, toys and more at the Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, September 7.

The recycling collection is open to everyone, including non-residents, and will accept many items that are more difficult to recycle. It will be […]

Attend Climate Action Summit for free

Sign up to attend free Climate Action Summit sessions with Paul Hawken, U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids and Mayor Quinton Lucas at this sold-out event.

Hawken, an internationally known environmentalist and author of Drawdown, a plan to reverse global warming, will headline a full-day Metro KC Climate Action Summit on Saturday, September 14. More than 500 people have […]

Borrow garden tools from local library

Get your fall garden landscaping started by “checking out” garden tools like shovels, lawn mowers, pruners, post-hole diggers, spreaders, rakes, axes and wheelbarrows from a free Tool Lending Library.

The Olathe Public Library is piloting the new Tool Lending Library at its downtown location, 201 E. Park St. Just like books and movies, borrowers can borrow […]

Track your carbon footprint on EcoCRED

You can track many of your daily habits and see how small changes can reduce your carbon footprint when you use the free EcoCRED app.

The average carbon footprint, the amount of carbon emitted per person, is 95.4 pounds of Co2 per day in the United States.

By paying attention to small daily habits, the EcoCRED community […]