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Start your garden now with “winter sowing”

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds early in tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces healthier […]

Evergy to build 10MW of solar at KC power plant

Evergy announced today that it will build a 22,000-panel solar array at its’ Hawthorn power plant in northeast Kansas City by fall 2022 as part of its Solar Subscription program.

Pending regulatory approval, the new 10MW (megawatt) array will cover 67 acres of land surrounding the existing coal-fired plant. The energy created will provide 5MW of electricity […]

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 […]

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

When the pine needles start to drop, it’s time to give your holiday trees, wreaths and garland a second life as landscape mulch, fish habitat or erosion control.

Like yard waste, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri and are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills. Area communities offer residents a number of ways […]

If you burn wood, protect trees & climate

As more people gather around a firepit this winter, there are also increased risks for trees and the climate. Here are ways to reduce the impacts that are cleaner for the environment and safer for the forests.

Smoke from burning wood is made up of a mixture of gases and fine pollution particles that can cause […]