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Where are the greenest colleges and universities ?

If you’re looking for a green college or university, here’s where you can find campuses with the most substantial sustainability initiatives and the best environmental studies programs.

The ninth annual Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges ranks colleges according to their sustainability efforts and environmental studies programs, and can be accessed for free.

The College of the Atlantic […]

Take a Halloween walk on the wild side

Hike through a bat cave, explore a bone yard in the woodlands or track the treats at these nature-inspired, family-friendly Halloween events this weekend.

HOWLoween: October 18

 Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature’s creatures at HOWLoween in the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center’s outdoor garden from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, October 18.

This free Missouri Department […]

Volunteer to plant trees in Kansas City

Help the Heartland Tree Alliance plant more trees in the Kansas City metro area by becoming a volunteer this fall.

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees in these neighborhoods:

9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, October 19, Somerbrook Neighborhood, Kansas, MO

8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, Delaware Ridge Neighborhood, Kansas City, KS

9 […]

Reserve native tree seedlings now for spring

Start planning now for spring planting by ordering native tree seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Here’s how you can tap this resource or find a program in your state.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings […]

Explore the countryside at the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Load up the kids and pick a route to visit 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visit local farmers, pumpkin patches and wineries and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 14th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, […]