Event & Volunteer: KC WildLands Annual Ceda

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! When you take home a native cedar tree, you’ll not only make your house smell great, you’ll be helping restore wild places … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Santa Fe Hills &

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Santa Fe Hills and Boone Hills neighborhoods near 89th and Main in south Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and … Continued

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Volunteer: Envelope Stuffing Party

Join Bridging The Gap to help stuff envelopes to mail out our annual report! We are working Wednesday, November 20, with a morning shift from 9 am-12 pm and an afternoon shift from 1 pm-4 pm. Email volunteer@bridgingthegap.org to sign up for a shift.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Liberty

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Hyde Park & Sou

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Hyde Park and Southmoreland neighborhood near 39th Street and Rockhill Road in Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment … Continued

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Volunteer: KC WildLands Restoration Day at Jerry

Come on out and meet the prairie! This is a great day to get out on Jackson County’s only remnant prairie and work to restore its health and resiliency – what a wonderful, beautiful way to enjoy a fall day! We’ll hand-cut and stump-treat invading woody plants that threaten the beauty and health of this Kansas City remnant … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Amber Meadows Neighb

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Amber Meadows neighborhood near I-35 and 291 highway in north Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Liberty, MO

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Girls on the Run 5K Green Event

Bridging The Gap volunteers will educate attendees about recycling and composting by attending to a waste management station and advising participants which bin to deposit their waste into. Our goal is that none of the waste produced at the event goes to the landfill, making it a “zero-waste-to-landfill” event!

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Event & Volunteer: Neighborwoods Tree Plant

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant evergreen trees at St. Margaret’s Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas. Trees will be planted as a buffer between the apartments and the highway to help with air and noise pollution. Following the tree planting, neighbors will gather for free giveaways, community resources, and family fun for everyone. This … Continued

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Volunteer: KC WildLands Honeysuckle Battle Workd

To Battle! Join in our Annual Honeysuckle Battle to help restore the hilly, stunning beauty of the Hidden Valley natural area. We will be cutting and stump treating the exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens this wild land. This work helps open the forest up for native plants and wildlife to thrive again. What a beautiful … Continued

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Volunteer: KC WildLands Honesuckle Battle Workda

To Battle! Join in our Annual Honeysuckle Battle to help restore the beautiful woodland and prairie habitat of the Ogg Road Prairie. We will be cutting and stump treating the exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens this wild land. This work helps open the forest up for native plants and wildlife to thrive again. What a beautiful way … Continued

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Volunteer: Town Fork Creek Litter Cleanup

Do you know where litter goes? Litter in streets and parking lots flow into storm drains, which then empty into local creeks and rivers. In other words, if it’s on the ground, it’s in our water! That’s why we need your help to clean up litter on Town Fork Creek at Town Fork Creek Park in … Continued

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Event & Volunteer: Health & Harvest Bl

Join Heartland Tree Alliance and community partners at the Health & Harvest Fall Block Party in the Forgotten Homes and 12th Street Heritage neighborhoods. This event will include a tree planting along 12th Street starting at 10:00 AM, followed by family fun with interactive booths, complimentary food and beverages, games and live performances. Event partners: … Continued

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Tree Transpiration – how does it work?

  Tree transpiration is the process by which moisture (water) is carried through the tree from the roots to small pores on the underside of leaves. There it changes into vapor and is released into the atmosphere. About 10 percent of the moisture in the atmosphere is released by trees and plants through this process … Continued

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No ifs, ands or butts:

Put out your cigarettes, then put ’em in the trash! According to the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), a Keep America Beautiful Initiative, cigarette butts are still the most littered item in the US despite the steep decline in smoking rates in recent decades. One problem the CLPP found is that many smokers don’t think of cigarettes … Continued

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Meet a Member: Jowler Creek Vineyard & Wine

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery is our newest member to the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Colleen Gerke, co-owner, to find out more about Missouri’s first green winery, what inspires her and what’s next for their sustainability efforts.     Located just 30 minutes north of … Continued

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – In That Order

  By: Grant Janssen In a recent presentation, Cassandra Ford, BTG’s Business Recycling Program Manager, spoke to a group of representatives for a hotel chain, which includes Kansas City’s Westin Hotel at Crown Center.  One of the slides included a waste hierarchy graphic, which shows a set of priorities for the efficient use of resources.  This … Continued

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