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Try 7 easy ways to green your dorm room

College students may be spending more time than usual in their dorm rooms as a COVID-19 precaution, so make it more eco-friendly with these ideas to conserve power, water and food.

Shower shoes? Check. Extra-long sheets? Yep. Energy efficiency checklist? No worries—we’ve got you covered there. If you’re one of the nation’s 12.1 million full-time undergraduate […]

Pick a date to help pick some produce

If you would like to help glean farm fields to provide fresh, nutritious vegetables and fruits to area food pantries for hungry families, you can volunteer at area farms during September.

Since the pandemic, more than 433,470 people have become food insecure in the Kansas City area. From April through July, volunteers with the non-profit organization, […]

Help keep hazardous waste from landfill

When Olathe, KS residents drop off hazardous waste products for recycling, the ReUse Center works to keep them out of the landfill by making reusable items available to Johnson County residents.

Shoppers can find household cleaners, paint, stain, disinfectant, antifreeze, brake fluid, aerosol sprays and more. For a complete list of available products, visit the ReUse […]

Start the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

Whether the kids are learning in a school building or at home, here are ideas you can use for greener supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and even face masks as communities continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

This school year, you may be looking for washable face masks for kids headed to the classroom. If you […]

Where can you recycle unusual items?

Many hard-to-recycle items like electronics, books and scrap metal can be recycled at three Kansas City locations.

Bridging The Gap operates the Kansas City, MO recycling centers from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays at:

Deramus – 4707 Deramus Ave.
South – 5200 E. Red Bridge Road.
North – Pleasant Valley Park, 5601 NE […]