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Easy ways to save energy at home

By Amanda MacMillan, Natural Resources Defense Council

Small steps can add up to big reductions in your electricity use—and your utility bill.

When it comes to fighting air pollution and global warming, action at the federal and state levels are certainly important for effecting real change. But so are the smaller actions that you, personally, can take every […]

November 1st, 2023|Energy, Home & Living|0 Comments

Region secures $4.7 million grant to help nonprofits increase energy efficiency

New program will lower utility costs for local organizations, saving critical operational dollars
The U.S. Department of Energy through the Office of State and Community Energy Programs recently announced that the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) was selected as one of nine recipients of a Renew America’s Nonprofits grant to implement energy efficiency building upgrades for nonprofit organizations in the Kansas […]

November 1st, 2023|Energy|0 Comments

Why experts recommend ‘leaving the leaves’ and how to do it 

It is peak autumn and the leaves are just starting to fall. Before you rush to clear your yard of this natural carpet, consider the ecological wonders that lie within. Fallen leaves are not just seasonal debris. They play a crucial role in supporting local wildlife and nourishing your garden.
Leaves: A Haven for Wildlife
Leaf litter is […]

October 25th, 2023|Garden & Yard|0 Comments

How to safely dispose of old medications

 Learn how you can safely dispose of expired and unwanted medications, and why it matters
National Prescription Drug Takeback Day is this Saturday, October 28 when thousands of pharmacies, grocery stores, medical centers, police/fire stations, and hospitals across the country will be collecting unused prescription drugs at drop-off locations.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts the […]

October 25th, 2023|Recycling & Waste|0 Comments

How Powell Gardens is preserving the tallgrass prairie

Conserving the Midwest Spirit of Place
By Julie Copley, Conservationist at Powell Gardens

As a resident or visitor to the greater Kansas City region, we all share a connection to the tallgrass prairie ecosystem.

Tallgrass prairie historically comprised much of the local landscape and, as a core component to the Midwest spirit of place, is integrally woven into […]

October 18th, 2023|Nature & Recreation|0 Comments