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Meet the Girl Scout who is inspiring Kansas City to take a hike

With over 80 local hiking trail recommendations and 11,000 followers on social media, Take a Hike, KC has become one of Kansas City’s most popular trail guides. Girl Scout Lizzie Place started the Take a Hike, KC website to create a comprehensive guide to trails across Kansas City with the goal of making hiking destinations […]

January 11th, 2023|Get involved, Hiking, Nature, Prairie, Trees, Walking, Wildlife|0 Comments

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.

Area communities offer residents a number of ways to recycle them — not only keeping them out of landfills, but also reusing them for a variety of purposes, including mulch, trail surfaces, erosion control, landscaping and […]

What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?

Before the Thanksgiving turkey heads into the oven, many of you will be thinking about putting up a Christmas tree. To be eco-friendly — should it be real, artificial or something else?

Most experts agree a real Christmas tree is more eco-friendly than artificial, but both come with environmental impacts.

Choose zero-waste

For a truly zero-waste option, […]

Create gardener’s “gold” from falling leaves

Are you looking at a growing pile of fallen leaves? Here’s how to take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold,” get free fertilizer for next year’s garden, and help slow climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil.

“This leaf season offers an opportunity to take action to slow global warming in our own yards,” says […]

Volunteer to plant trees on city streets

Help plant trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City area this fall as a volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance. Or request a free tree for your street.

Heartland Tree Alliance will be planting free trees along the right-of-way of city streets. Neighborhoods can receive trees, the planting, mulch and water bags for free. Residents are then asked to […]