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Giving in a Time of Loss

Giving in a Time of Loss

Although, especially at first, it can feel like a heavy responsibility, it’s not so much the actual task of rehoming and repurposing things that is challenging. It’s the emotional attachments we have to the items and accepting what letting go of the stuff truly means.  

Just Like Bob Barker Always Said

Just Like Bob Barker Always Said

Chances are, if you got your dog or cat from a shelter or rescue, they were already fixed before you got them. But seeing as how this is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, we'd like say a few words about the benefits of getting your pet fixed for those folks whose pets came...

First In-Person Event! Finding Creative Reuses for Tin Cans!

Photo by Pamela Callaway on Unsplash For the past few years, environmental advocates and companies around the world have tried to reduce plastic consumption and plastic production because of its harmful impact on the Earth. Aluminum cans seem to be a good alternative...

Recovering, discovering, and leaning in to less

Recovering, discovering, and leaning in to less

By Bree Walter Last fall I survived a near-fatal car accident. I was seriously injured and spent months recovering. It was during this time that “the excess” in my life no longer seemed important; I began valuing experiences and my time so much more than material...

Rock’n for Re.Use.Full!

Rock’n for Re.Use.Full!

As an entrepreneur who works from home, I have been fortunate enough to have the time and space to homeschool my two daughters, aged 5 and 6 1/2, during the COVID pandemic.  In celebration of Earth Day last month, I built a lesson plan around saving water and...

Becoming a Reluctant Crafter

Becoming a Reluctant Crafter

By Leslie Scott, Re.Use.Full founder As with many people, the pandemic life has meant diving into unknown territory. You see, I have four dogs, all of which eat canned dog food. This means I amass from 40-50 empty dog food cans a week. Initially, I was smashing them,...

FeedKC and Two Problems that Solve Each Other

FeedKC and Two Problems that Solve Each Other

We’ve all heard the saying “there’s no free lunch.” It turns out, it’s not quite true. In fact, FeedKC has helped to give thousands of fresh, nutritious meals to hungry people at no cost!  What is FeedKC? In short, it’s a project that aims to connect excess food...

What is your drink’s environmental footprint?

What is your drink’s environmental footprint?

Enjoying a frosty beverage in the sun may sound like the perfect end to your day this spring, but do you know what your favorite drink’s environmental footprint is? From grain or grape to glass, brewing and winemaking can often be resource heavy with water and energy...

From Researcher in Coding to Community Volunteer

From Researcher in Coding to Community Volunteer

By Antonio Byrd Photo by Nathan Lemon on Unsplash Researching Coding in Black Communities As a researcher at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, I study how Black communities access and learn computer programming, and how they use coding to address racial...

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