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Sustainable living for your home, work and family.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 6 greener ideas

This year, skip the imported roses and treat your loved one to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day with a locally crafted gift from a pop-up shop, a cupid cooking class, Kiss & Tail at the K.C. Zoo or a homemade, heart-shaped meal.

1. Valentine Pop-Up

Take your honey to the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair Valentine Pop-Up to […]

How do you find green, non-toxic carpeting?

Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor air quality, but the chemicals used to produce it are typically far from natural.

According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), most carpeting is made from synthetic fibers derived from non-renewable petroleum-based sources and emits harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.

Additionally, carpet backing […]

Volunteer to help track birds in winter

In unusual sightings last year, the snowy owl was seen throughout the Midwest as food shortages in its natural Arctic habitat pushed them further south.

What birds will be spotted this winter? The maps on eBird, a non-profit, cooperative online effort by birders and researchers to track sightings for all species, shows where you might spot […]

Donate a bike for a grade school student

Do you have an unused bicycle taking up space in the garage? Consider donating it to the BikeWalkKC Earn-A-Bike program and help a student receive a free bike and basic bicycle skills.

BikeWalkKC has given out more than 300 bikes since the program began in 2012. The program teaches 4th – 6th grade students about basic […]

Recycle storm-damaged trees with these services

Trees damaged in the two most recent snowstorms in Kansas City can be put to good reuse as mulch for spring gardens and potentially as specialty lumber for future building and furniture projects.

The first step is for residents to check on the pickup and drop-off services available in their municipality. Many have added extra services […]