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Launch the school year with 9 eco-friendly tips

As the kids get ready to head back to school, here are nine ways to start the year with more environmentally friendly school supplies, clothes and lunches.

Before you head out to the store or online to buy new supplies, take stock of what is still usable from last year. Donate items you can’t use […]

Hop on your bike for KC Bike Month

Get ready to ride during KC Bike Month in May, and join cyclists as they bike to a brewery, KC Segregation History Tour, school and work.

If you live outside the Kansas City area, you can find cycling events celebrating the 66th annual National Bike Month by searching your location at The League of American Bicyclists.

Cycling […]

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 […]

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, […]