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Learn local solutions to worldwide climate crisis

Learn local solutions to worldwide climate crisis

Climate Reality Leaders will be offering practical solutions to climate change at local 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action events around the world.

More than 20,000 volunteers have been trained as Climate Reality Leaders by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and a team of international scientists. Some of them will […]

Check out America Recycles Day events

Across the country, residents will be able to recycle a variety of items on America Recycles Day, Friday, November 15.

To find an event near you, go to America Recycles Day and search by city or zip code.

In the Kansas City metro area, Downtown Overland Park Downtown and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will be […]

Mulch, compost & recycle your yard waste

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish your lawn with grass cycling

One of the easiest ways to reap the benefit of leaves is to leave them on the lawn and mow over them. This can be accomplished […]

Meet developers of world’s largest Passive House project

Kansas City will soon be home to the world’s largest Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified project, a 276-unit multi-family development that will use 90 percent less energy than comparable buildings.

Jonathan Arnold and Danny Roberson of the Arnold Development Group will share their vision for the Second & Delaware project from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, […]

Unplug home energy vampires and save $165

This Halloween while vampires are slinking through the streets, unplug the energy vampires lurking inside your home and save up to $165 a year in energy costs.

Electronic appliances consume power even when they are switched off or in standby mode but still plugged in, creating vampire energy and costing consumers hundreds of dollars each year. […]