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Earth Day goes big & virtual again

This Earth Day will be bigger than ever, offering the public the opportunity to join events around the world as it will be mostly virtual again in response to COVID-19.

Here’s how you can join in. Earth Day will be celebrated with live, interactive events in Kansas City and worldwide. So, participants can safely attend from […]

Save on appliances during Earth Week

If all this extra time at home has worn out an essential appliance, take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and pay no sales tax from April 19-25 on a qualifying Energy Star® appliance.

Since 2009, the sales tax holiday has been scheduled each year to promote energy efficiency during the week of […]

What’s on the new “Dirty Dozen” produce list?

Which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides? Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” that experts recommend swapping for organic options, especially for children.

The “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” lists together make up the Environmental Working Group (EWG) annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The list analyzes Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

Eat Local & Organic Expo goes virtual

Shop local organic farms, attend free webinars with farmers, get the kids in an ultimate local-food cooking challenge and more at a virtual Eat Local & Organic Expo throughout April.

KC Food Circle, which is now part of KC Healthy Kids, will launch a month of local food events with more than 60 local farmers. To keep the […]

Start your prep now for native plant gardens

Are you thinking about converting a lawn or garden area to native plants to attract pollinators and birds into your landscape?

This time of year, questions about preparing a garden for native plants are at an all-time high. Gardeners are learning that native plants attract pollinators, butterflies and birds to their gardens, and once established, their […]