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Launch the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

As the kids head back to school, here are 12 tips for more environmentally friendly school supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and another round of face masks to protect students from COVID-19.

If you need a new supply of washable face masks for kids attending in-person classes, there are several options for reusable cloth masks that are […]

A community remembers an environmental leader

Dennis Murphey, retired chief environmental officer for Kansas City, MO, led the city’s effort to fight climate change for 13 years, putting Kansas City on the map for its 40-percent reduction in municipal greenhouse gas emissions. He died of COVID-19 on October 27.

Murphey joined the city in 2006 and retired in June 2019. During his tenure, […]

Take a farm tour & more at Let’s Grow!

Join farmers, artists, chefs and musicians at a three-day Let’s Grow! conference of virtual and on-farm events at the KC Farm School at Gibbs Road this weekend.

The schedule includes:

Friday, November 6: An on-farm event will feature live music from KC Bear Fighters, a raku demonstration from KC Clay Guild and local treats from Vietnamese […]

Try 7 easy ways to green your dorm room

College students may be spending more time than usual in their dorm rooms as a COVID-19 precaution, so make it more eco-friendly with these ideas to conserve power, water and food.

Shower shoes? Check. Extra-long sheets? Yep. Energy efficiency checklist? No worries—we’ve got you covered there. If you’re one of the nation’s 12.1 million full-time undergraduate […]

Start the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

Whether the kids are learning in a school building or at home, here are ideas you can use for greener supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and even face masks as communities continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

This school year, you may be looking for washable face masks for kids headed to the classroom. If you […]