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HHW Shouldn't go in the trash

Regional Household Hazardous Waste Logo. Image of house with spiral. Tagline reads: It's Your Home. Make it Safe.A typical home can contain a vast array of household hazardous wastes (HHW). Products like paint, oil, batteries and pesticides shouldn’t be tossed into regular trash.

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Be idle-free at your school

idle-free school zone

Car idling is a big concern for air quality, and one place that is notorious for lots of idling engines is your local school. When dropping off or picking up children from school, it’s important to be aware of your idling habits. Turning off your car engine while stopped helps improve the air quality by reducing the amount of ozone-forming emissions and other pollutants.

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Landscape with native plants

Photo of Purple ConeflowerGardening season is in full swing - why not add some native plants to your landscape? Native plants improve water quality and help reduce stormwater runoff. Find a native plant sale near you, or attend a workshop.

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Climate resilience planning underway

The Greater Kansas City region was named a Climate Action Champion by the White House and Department of Energy in 2014. Area partners are committed to developing a regional climate resilience strategy that will assess climate change trends for the Kansas City region, identify potential risks and vulnerabilities, and include alternative mitigation, adaptation and resilience options. For more information, please contact Tom Jacobs.

Ready for the next step?

Beyond The Bulb is your resource for information on energy improvements. We can help you save energy at your home or business, find financing, connect you with energy-efficiency contractors in the Greater Kansas City area, and give you tips on how to do some improvements yourself.