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Protect your rain barrels from winter weather

Before the first freeze of the season, 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 will […]

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 nutrients 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 […]

Compete in a Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality while you reduce your fuel costs during the Green Commute Challenge. Ride a bus, streetcar, scooter or bike – or carpool, walk or telecommute to work.

The Green Commute Challenge encourages work places to form an employee team and find alternatives to driving for daily work commutes. Individuals […]

Tell Kansas City how to fight climate change

The city of Kansas City, MO wants to know how climate change is and will impact you and what actions the city should take now to become carbon neutral, equity focused and resilient by 2040.

In 2020, the K.C. City Council passed Resolution 200005 directing the city to update the 2008 Climate Protection Plan to include […]

Need to recycle household hazardous waste?

If you’ve been stockpiling old paint cans, motor oil, batteries or chemicals, load them up for a safe disposal at one of these free, household hazardous waste events.

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District will host five mobile events to collect household hazardous waste for residents of 34 participating communities in Cass, Clay, Jackson, […]