Green Living in Kansas City

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These websites provides tips, tools, articles, resources and more on living green in Kansas City.

Bridging the Gap
A local non-profit organization which encourages environmentally sustainable practices by businesses and individuals throughout the metro area. Area recycling information can be found here along with other initiatives such as Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Green Commute and rain barrel usage.

Greenability Magazine: Living Well by Living Green in Kansas City
Bi-monthly magazine designed to help you discover "green" lifestyle alternatives for everyday living in Kansas City.

Green Guide
Tips on products, travel, food for green living from National Geographic.

Habitat Restore
This organization deconstructs homes and buildings that are being torn down and resells the materials for new construction and remodeling. Proceeds from the store support Habitat for Humanity.

Kansas City Food Circle
A volunteer organization created to connect producers and consumers of locally grown organic, humanely raised and sustainably produced food. Lists of farmers’ markets, CSAs, and buying clubs can be found here.

KC Recycles: Your Curbside Recycling Program
Information about the curbside recycling service provided to Kansas City residents.

The Metro
View maps and schedules of Kansas City’s bus service.

Surplus Exchange
Surplus Exchange is a non-profit organization that accepts discarded electronic products so that they can be disposed of in the most environmentally sound way. They also sell used office furniture to individuals.

10,000 Rain Gardens
A regional effort dedicated to educating citizens about what each of us does to improve water quality and manage stormwater on personal and community property.

Used building materials and furniture available for purchase are listed on this site

Find more resources on the environment and green living.

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