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Promote your eco-events in Greenability

Greenability offers a free, online calendar listing to promote events that are environmentally sustainable, resilient and restorative.

Calendar listings can be related to organic food, energy-efficiency, recycling, renewable energy, zero-waste, native plant gardening, nature, resilient living and many other environmental topics. To be considered for a listing, in-person events should be held within a 100-mile radius […]

Preview 12 urban hiking trails in KC

If you’re looking for a great winter hike, but want to preview the terrain first, check out these 12 videos of urban hiking trails in Kansas City.

Click on the links to see videos of each location. Then bundle up, and explore these 12 Kansas City, MO Parks trails.

Anita Gorman Park Trail, NE 46th Terrace […]

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

When the pine needles start to drop, it’s time to give your holiday trees, wreaths and garland a second life as landscape mulch, fish habitat or erosion control.

Like yard waste, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri and are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills. Area communities offer residents a number of ways […]

Find recyclers for broken holiday lights

While you’re packing up all the holiday decorations, pull out the broken and burned out lights, and drop them off for recycling.

Christmas lights contain common recyclable materials like plastic, glass, copper and sometimes even lead, all of which can harm the environment if not recycled properly. If you recycle them at a facility that is […]

If you burn wood, protect trees & climate

As more people gather around a firepit this winter, there are also increased risks for trees and the climate. Here are ways to reduce the impacts that are cleaner for the environment and safer for the forests.

Smoke from burning wood is made up of a mixture of gases and fine pollution particles that can cause […]