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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 […]

Evergy seeks $42-million in energy savings for Kansans

Evergy has proposed an energy-efficiency package that would provide Kansas residents and businesses with an estimated $42-million in energy-efficiency savings, with $13 million for low-income and rural customers.

The proposal for nine core residential and business energy-efficiency programs for its’ Kansas customers was presented to the Kansas Corporation Commission on December 17. If approved, Evergy estimates […]

Get outside for a Christmas Bird Count

During the holidays, here’s a great idea to get the family together for a socially distanced, outdoor gathering. Join in the fun of a Christmas Bird Count at home or many public locations.

For 122  years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds at Christmas Bird Counts across the country. You can join in with […]

Keep your plants growing inside this winter

As we enter the shortest days of the year and officially start the winter season, many of us are looking for a little extra life and light to warm up our spaces. Here are some simple ideas to keep holiday plants alive and to start anew.

Indoor grow lights can satisfy both needs, stimulating plant growth […]

December 15th, 2021|Energy Efficiency, Gardening, Restorative|0 Comments