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Get a free native tree at Callery Pear Buy-Back 

If you chop down an invasive Callery (Bradford) Pear tree within the next week, you can get a free native tree in the Callery Pear Buy-Back promotion sponsored by native plant advocates.

The Callery Pear, and its’ cultivar Bradford, is a species native to China and Vietnam. It’s known for its’ stinky white flowers that smell like rotten […]

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year?

Do you want to learn more about climate solutions, meet electric vehicle owners, recycle electronics, plant a free tree, upcycle scraps or take the kids on a fun eco-adventure?

We’ve found a variety of events for you and your family to celebrate in-person and some online in Kansas City and worldwide over the next two weeks surrounding […]

Score native plants at spring sales

It’s time to start digging in the garden, and here’s where you can find the largest variety of native plant flowers, vines, shrubs, grasses and trees.

To find native plant sales and resources in your city, check Plant Native and search by location. In the Kansas City area, here are three native plants sales in April.

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Save on appliances during Earth Week

If it’s time to replace some household appliances, you can take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and pay no sales taxes from April 19-25 on a qualifying Energy Star® appliance.

Since 2009, the sales tax holiday has been scheduled each year to promote energy efficiency during the week of Earth Day, April […]

Share comments on new KC Climate Plan

The city of Kansas City, MO has been working for months on a new KC Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan, and now it’s time to share your comments.

The planning process included community workshops and several opportunities for public input for a plan that sets climate protection goals through 2040. The draft version is open for public […]