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Find easy, low-cost home radon tests

This time of year most of us spend more time indoors where the risk of exposure to air pollutants, including radon, can be significantly higher. 

Radon is a radioactive gas that is linked to lung cancer. It is unnoticeable in homes because you cannot see, taste or smell it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

January 18th, 2023|Air Quality, Green Homes, Health, Press Releases|0 Comments

Start planting now with ‘winter sowing’

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a popular method of starting seeds early in tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces […]

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

Try these tips to move beyond ‘eco-guilt’

We’ve all experienced eco-guilt at times – whether it’s throwing away excessive plastic packaging or feeling like you aren’t doing enough in light of our worsening climate crisis. Eco-perfectionism can get in the way of your well-being and make you lose focus on what really matters. 

Sami Aaron, founder of The Resilient Activist, has witnessed how […]

January 18th, 2023|Advocacy, Climate Change, Get involved, Resilience|5 Comments

Explore 4 nature trails for winter walks

If you’re looking for a great nature walk, but aren’t sure where to go in the winter, check out these 4 unique trails across the metro from Take a Hike, KC.

With over 80 local hiking trail recommendations and 11,000 followers on social media, Take a Hike, KC has become one of Kansas City’s most popular trail […]

January 18th, 2023|Nature, Walking|0 Comments