CANCELED: Project Blue River Rescue with KC Wild

This workday is in collaboration with Project Blue River Rescue – a large scale conservation event focused on stewardship of the Blue River. KC WildLands volunteers will be working alongside KCMO Parks’ foresters – cutting, treating, and pulling out invasive exotic shrub honeysuckle that infests the glade and woodland behind the Nature Center – opening … Continued

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CANCELED: Tree Planting in Amber Meadows Neighbo

Join Heartland Tree Alliance to plant trees throughout Kansas City! Trees slow traffic speeds, filter air and water pollutants, and provide shade to cool the rising temperatures in summer. Over time, trees help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the … Continued

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Volunteer, Ongoing: Wednesday-Saturday, Pleasant

Recycling Center Volunteers Wanted! Ongoing, year-round, Wednesday through Saturday Pleasant Valley Recycling Center   This outdoor volunteer opportunity is great for students wanting service-learning credit, retired folks looking to stay active, and passionate recyclers! Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. The Pleasant Valley … Continued

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Event: KC WildLands Annual Cedar Tree Event

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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Meet A Member: Lisa Shocke

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Lisa Shocke, a ground-linehaul coordinator for FedEx and a member of the Green Business Network. We recently chatted with Lisa to learn more about her passion for the environment and FedEx’s EarthSmart Champion Program    Where would you put your company on the path to sustainability? Corporate social responsibility has long … Continued

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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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Event: Fall Social at Boulevard Brewery

  Join us for our annual fall social at Boulevard Brewery to celebrate the sustainability actions of businesses across the region. Enjoy tasty local Boulevard brew (and wine!) and delicious Waldo Pizza while networking with other business professionals interested in workplace sustainability. Only $5 for current Green Business Network members $15 for non-members. Not sure … 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: 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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Event: Drawdown in KC & The Role of Busines

Join us for a lunch-and-learn event on local Drawdown efforts to reverse the effects of global warming and a conversation on the important role businesses can play in these efforts. Mike Kelly, Roeland Park mayor and co-founder of the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition, along with Drew Robinson, Renewables Manager at Evergy, will speak. Their … Continued

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Event: GBN Social at EJ’s Urban Eatery

In the Historic West Bottoms May 21 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm $15 GBN members | $20 non-members   Join us for happy hour and a spring networking social at EJ’s Urban Eatery. Registration includes a drink ticket and heavy hor d’oeuvres. Visit with others who share a passion for sustainability in the workplace and … Continued

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Jowler Creek receives international sustainabili

Jowler Creek Winery Awarded Top International Honors for Taste and Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Jowler Creek Winery, a Green Business Network member, earned a gold medal from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) 2019 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition this month. The recognition program was created to applaud wineries that are taking … Continued

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Meet A Member: KU Edwards Campus

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet the KU Edwards Campus’ sustainability committee. We sat down with three of its committee members – Mark Jakubauskas, Mary Bujnak, and Tony Nubile – in December to learn how the campus is working to put sustainability at the forefront of student education and building operations.   The … Continued

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Connecting Businesses For Material Reuse

At the Green Business Network, we love it when we can connect businesses to find creative solutions for material reuse. Earlier this winter, Sow Wild Natives reached out to us in search of an industrial-sized bag to store their soil. Rather than purchasing new, they were looking for reuse options from a business who might … Continued

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