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Garden Planning in Winter

I hear a lot during wintertime about excitement for vegetable seed catalogs coming in the mail. Did you know winter is a good time to start planning for a native plant garden as well? Whether you plan on growing from seeds or buying plants in the spring, adding a new…
lesliebarland
February 1, 2024
Climate ChangeGreener Living

The Climate Case For Long Underwear

When people think of actions they can take to cut their global warming pollution, they typically think first of big, high-tech changes like buying an electric car or installing solar panels on their home. These can certainly have a large impact, but they typically require a big expenditure up-front (even…
lesliebarland
January 2, 2024
Climate ChangeGreener Living

In Appreciation of Winter

By Kristin Riott. Kristin is BTG's Executive Director. Winter’s not as long in Kansas City as it is in, say, Minnesota, but it’s long enough for most of us. While climate change is erratically spiking some very warm days even in December, we can generally count on it being cold,…
lesliebarland
December 15, 2023
Greener LivingLearnRecycling

Tips for Reducing Holiday Waste

By Eric Hemphill. Eric was a Volunteer Program Manager at BTG. The holidays can be a stressful time. Maybe you’re getting your home ready for guests, or traveling to see loved ones. There’s food to cook (and 10 unique and contradictory diets to take into account) and gifts to wrap…
lesliebarland
September 7, 2023
Greener LivingLearnRecycling

Sustainable Back to School

Kids across the metro will soon be heading back for the start of another school year. August is often a frenzy of shopping for new supplies, clothes, and other back-to-school necessities that can pack a punch both to your wallet and the environment. (Remember how many unused supplies your kid…
lesliebarland
August 1, 2023
Greener LivingLearnRecycling

The Reduce-Reuse-Recycle & Water Connection

By Kristin Riott. Kristin is BTG's Executive Director. We humans are a literal bunch, better at responding to the sensory cues immediately before us than to abstract concepts in some far-off time frame. Tangible beats conceptual, and now beats future, every time. Just ask the credit card industry. Our bias toward the tangible and the now…
lesliebarland
May 2, 2023