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Save energy & water doing the dishes

When you’re trying to reduce household water and energy use, what are the best ways to tackle the daily task of doing the dishes?

Studies show that it is actually best to use an energy-efficient dishwasher. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates a typical household washes 215 loads annually. However, even though 80 percent of households […]

January 23rd, 2023|Energy Efficiency, Green Homes, Green Tip, Water|0 Comments

Bald eagles have landed, here’s how to see these amazing birds

If you’ve made it your new year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors, exercise more, or even to find more calm, look no further than bald eagle viewing season. January offers some of the best views of bald eagles in Missouri and Kansas. 

Here are viewing locations and upcoming events near Kansas City to see these amazing […]

January 4th, 2023|Birds, Conservation, Event, Hiking, Nature, Water, Wildlife|2 Comments

Winterize rain barrels with 3 easy steps

As Midwest weather begins dipping into freezing temperatures, follow this simple advice to prevent your rain barrel from turning into a giant ice cube and to keep it low-maintenance year round.

Rain barrels have become increasingly popular in helping to conserve water use in the garden. They usually require very little care, but a few season-ending tasks […]

Watch a Climate Friendly Yard Makeover

Gardeners and homeowners are invited to watch (or volunteer) at the planting of nearly 700 native plants during the installation of the first Climate Friendly Yard Makeover.

The Climate-Friendly Yard Makeover (CFYM) is a demonstration project of Missouri Organic Recycling (MOR) and its partners. Three homeowners were selected as winners last spring, and the first garden is […]

Refresh your garden at native plant sales

Start your fall garden with perennial native plants that are drought and flood tolerant and return every year. Check out these local, native plant sales and more native plant nurseries nationwide.

A variety of native wildflowers, sedges, grasses, trees and shrubs suitable for shade, partial shade, sun, dry or moist conditions are good options for fall planting. To […]