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Cook up a locally grown Thanksgiving feast

Kick off the holiday season with a celebration that puts locally grown food at the center of your table. Here are quick resources for finding local farmers, markets, wineries and more near you.

Bringing locally raised or grown food to the table during the season is not only healthier for you, but also supports local farmers, […]

Pick up trash on Make a Difference Mondays

Volunteer with the Kansas City Parks Ambassadors, and help clean up litter at Make a Difference Mondays events in city parks and along boulevards.

KC Parks Ambassadors help with cleanup throughout the 221 Kansas City parks. The initiative helps tackle the litter problem on boulevards and in city parks. Volunteers will work from 9:30 – 11 […]

Volunteer to plant trees on city streets

Join a group of volunteers this fall to plant street trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City, MO area.

Heartland Tree Alliance will be planting free trees along the right-of-way of city streets. To volunteer, register at the links connected to each date below. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided, but […]

Get a free home energy audit & help with upgrades

See if you qualify for a new Evergy program that offers a free home energy assessment, some easy energy upgrades and upfront payment for new energy-efficient equipment that can reduce energy bills.

Evergy launched the Pay As You Save (PAYS) program this fall as a one-year pilot program for its Missouri customers. It will help individual […]

Where can you compost your pumpkins?

If your Halloween pumpkins are rotting on the front porch, here are some options to give them a second life and keep food waste out of the landfill.

Compost it at home

If you’ve got a compost bin or pile, cut up your pumpkins and throw them in. If you clean and dry the seeds, you can […]