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WaterOne pump station now powered by solar

A new 100 kW solar array is now powering the WaterOne Lamar Pump Station in Overland Park, KS.

Pump stations require more power during hot summer months as customer water usage increases, which is also the time of year when the solar array will be at its highest energy production.

WaterOne partnered with Evergy by granting space at the […]

November 15th, 2023|Energy|0 Comments

Shop farmers markets for Thanksgiving

There are many ways to bring local food to your Thanksgiving meal. Opting for local brings seasonal, more organic, and high-quality ingredients to your table.

Where can you find the best ingredients? Check out upcoming farmers markets offering the best seasonal fare:

Brookside Winter Farmers Market, HJ’s Community Center, 6425 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

City […]

November 15th, 2023|Food & Farming|0 Comments

Overland Park updates ordinance to encourage native plants

Overland Park has new rules that encourage residents to grow native plants. 

This week, the Overland Park City Council approved an update to the city’s weed and vegetation enforcement act to allow for growing native plants.

The city’s ordinance was last updated in 2011, and included an outdated definition of weeds that were not allowed to be grown in […]

November 8th, 2023|Community Action, Garden & Yard|0 Comments

Find local food for a Thanksgiving feast

This Thanksgiving, elevate your holiday feast with local food. Discover where to find local turkeys, farmers markets, and wineries to create a delicious meal that champions the efforts of hardworking local growers and makers in the community.

There are many ways to bring local food to your meal from the turkey to the cheese board. Opting for local […]

November 8th, 2023|Local and Organic Food|0 Comments

Don’t trash them: Where can you compost your pumpkins?

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

Pumpkins make up a large part seasonal food waste between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Most of the 1.3-billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in a […]

November 1st, 2023|Recycling & Waste|0 Comments