We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to. – Terri Swearingen


Annual Electronic Waste Event Scheduled

Annual Electronic Waste Event
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. — noon
The Family Center
Mill-Walk Mall Harrisonville, Missouri

Safely dispose of your old computer, television, & other electronics.
Help save landfill space and protect our water and environment.

Items Accepted at no charge:
Computers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones,
telephones, cassette players, DVD/CD players, VCRs

Items NOT Accepted:
CDs, floppy disks, flash drives, VCR tapes

*FEES will apply only on
CRT computer monitors: $20/each;
CRT based televisions: $20/each;
Console and Rear Projection TVs: $20/each
Flat Screens (LCD & Plasma): $5 each

*Fees are charged because these products contain lead and other hazardous materials and require special handling.

Checks and Cash Only
Please leave original packaging at home

This event is provided through a partnership of the Cass County Sustainability Committee, The Family Center, and Meredith Recycling, Montrose, MO.

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Why Bees are Disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?

See Marla Spivak’s revealing TED talk.


Get your garden ready with local pesticide-free compost

MissouriOrganicSpring has sprung and many of you are looking forward to planting a vegetable garden or updating your landscape.  Getting pesticide-free compost and mulch is easy if you’re in the Kansas City area.  Just head to Missouri Organic!

Every year they save more than 32 million pounds of food waste from area landfills, which is enough to cover 15 football fields a foot deep. They combine this food waste with a portion of the more than 150,000 cubic yards of brush brought to their facilities to create 27,000 tons of compost annually.

“Our mission is to produce the highest quality products that our customer can depend on year after year. We’re a family-owned company and the largest state permitted recycling facility in Missouri. Our products are environmentally safe and our rigorous quality control system ensures a rich mixture that’s disease free, weed free and free of harmful pathogens. Our trademark is the consistent color and texture. At least once a year, we do a random test of our compost for pesticides and herbicide contaminations.We’ve never detected any contamination in our compost.”

Missouri Organic sells both to wholesale accounts (think farmers and landscapers) and the home gardener.  Check out their products on their website.