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Welcome to our ongoing project, LJWorld.com/Green. In this section, we'll be introducing you to people who live a green life. We'll be sharing anecdotes about how our journalists are making their lives more "green" and we'll be giving you tools to help make your own life "green."


Keep your tree green — recycle it
December 25, 2011
When your live-cut Christmas tree branches are no longer lovely, the city of Lawrence will recycle them.
First Bell: District employees to receive bonuses during holiday season; Raintree Montessori student lands art in KDHE calendar; First Bell on winter break
December 16, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Go Green: Christmas bird count
December 5, 2011
By our first Christmas Bird Count, my partner Lisa and I could identify three species with confidence: robins, blue jays and cardinals. That was an improvement from the year before when, with great enthusiasm, I mistook a female cardinal on my new bird feeder for a pyrrhuloxia and proudly wrote it in my Audubon Handbook of Birds. I failed to read that the pyrrhuloxia is a desert species, resident from south-central Arizona, east to Texas.
New book from University Press of Kansas documents birds in state
July 18, 2011
The bird population in Kansas is, well, flighty.
Garden tour offers food for thought
June 11, 2011
Lawrence gardeners showcased their crops to the public for the third edition of the Lawrence Food Garden Tour on Saturday.
Household Hazards: Are you disposing of them properly?
May 28, 2011
Tom Hogan is thankful every time someone makes an appointment to drop off items at the Lawrence Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, which is west of 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue.
Wheel Genius for May 1, 2011
April 30, 2011
A portion of the Kansas River levee trail will be closed beginning this week for the construction of the Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank of the Kansas River.
Prairie Moon Waldorf School earns state award for being green
April 9, 2011
Prairie Moon Waldorf School was named a “Kansas Green School of the Year” by the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education. It received its award April 1.
Go Green: Envision a ‘Complete Streets’ Lawrence
April 4, 2011
A national organization called the National Complete Streets Coalition has laid the groundwork for communities all across the United States to address the needs of all commuters, not just drivers.
KU building to showcase sustainable technology near Chamney dairy farm
March 12, 2011
Sandwiched in between an 80-year-old barn and farmhouse on KU’s West Campus is the new foundation for what will be the home of the Center for Design Research.
Energy audits help find holes to plug
March 11, 2011
Lawrence energy auditor Robert Coffman hadn’t even reached the front door of Tony Schmidt’s house before he spotted trouble.
KU students plugging into energy-saving contest against K-State
March 11, 2011
Since students living on Kansas University’s campus never have to see an outright electric bill, it can be a struggle to find an incentive to convince them to conserve energy.
Go Green: E-readers not always the environmentally friendly choice
March 7, 2011
The relatively recent revolution of e-readers offers hope that reading books will continue in some form or another into the future.
Go Green: Kaw Valley Seed Fair will teach about local food production
February 7, 2011
In February, gardeners depend on dirty thoughts to get them through. If the 300 in attendance at the first annual Kaw Valley Seed Fair is any indication, this year’s event will be a hot spot.
Levi’s launches new ‘green’ jeans
January 17, 2011
Soft and dry? Levi’s introduces ‘waterless’ denim.

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