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Overland Park Recycling Center reopens

After being closed for more than two months during the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Overland Park Recycling Center is reopen for drop-off recycling by residents.

The center is located at 11921 Hardy, Overland Park, KS.

Accepted items include:

Corrugated cardboard boxes that are broken down
Paperboard, including cereal or cake mix boxes, soft drink cartons, shiny/slick cardboard and phone […]

Create musical instruments from trash

Learn how to build and play a musical instrument you repurpose from trash, and join others at an international virtual Make Music Day with Bash the Trash Environmental Arts.

Typically, Make Music Day features 5,000 events in 1,000 cities worldwide.  But this year due to COVID-19, all events are virtual.

So, gather your trash and learn how to […]

Join a virtual Climate Reality Leadership Training

Do you want to learn more about climate change and become a leader in educating others? The Climate Reality Leadership Project is now accepting applications for its first virtual training program.

Due to COVID-19, the next training will be held virtually over nine days from July 18-26. The program will include a minimum of 14 hours of […]

Recycle electronics at Laptop Challenge

Join forces with the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank to get used laptops into the hands of those who need them by donating old computers to the Employer Laptop Challenge.

The advent of COVID-19 has widened the digital divide, making it more difficult than ever for those who cannot afford a computer to home school their […]

Nominate neighbors for a green award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working on a community garden, recycling project, energy efficiency, repurposing vacant lots or other Earth-friendly projects?

The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program. As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices.

Registered neighborhoods can […]