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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

(I’m crossposting this from the main Kansas City Freecycle list. Feel free to discuss or comment here!)

Greetings, y’all!

A member asked me to pass along the following information re: “Large Item Recirculation Day” in Leawood, Kansas, this Saturday, June 5th.

Over on Leawood’s website (, the city describes the event thusly:

“Leawood homes located from Somerset to 95th St, between State Line and Mission Roads. Here’s an opportunity to let that couch or chair find a new home and avoid ending up in a land fill.”

Additional information is available at, but for those who cannot view the .pdf file, here are the details.

Pickup will be throughout the day on Saturday, June 5th. The town of Leawood kindly asks that you NOT put out any items prior to Friday, June 4th.

Allowable items include: couches, chairs, love seats, tables, end tables, refrigerators, stoves, washers/dryers, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, beds, bed frames, stereos, electronics, microwaves, TVs & PCs.

Items NOT included in this pickup: liquids, glass, hazardous waste, paint, pesticides, chemicals, oils, clothes, car batteries, tires, automotive parts, construction materials, concrete, dirt, old lumber, basketball poles, shingles & fencing.

(To arrange for disposal of these items, please call Johnson County Hazardous Waste at 913.715.6900. Note: Any non-allowed items placed curbside will not be picked up and will be subject to fines per code

For more information about the Large Item Recirculation Day, please contact the City of Leawood at 913.339.6700 x 151.

Please do not respond to this ADMIN message on the Kansas City Freecycle list. If you have any questions, contact the City of Leawood rather than the KCF list moderators. We don’t know any more than you do! 🙂

If you’d like to share details about your town’s large/bulky item pickup day, please send the details to me at kelly [at] and I’ll be happy to post them as an ADMIN message.

Members may also be interested in joining the Kansas City Freecycle Chat Cafe at, which is more conducive to conversations and the like.

Happy Cleaning!

Kelly G.
Kansas City Freecycle list owner

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Update, 4/8/09: Oh, yays! Cindy and Ella have been adopted! Only bad news is, it wasn’t by me. (Oh, how I love mice! For serious. They’re adorable!)


Last August, I profiled Annie and Janie the RATS (!) for our Featured Adoptables column. That post has proven so popular (it’s consistently ranked as one of the most-viewed pages on the KCF blog, even after the girls were adopted), I’ve decided it’s time to turn the spotlight over to a new pair of adorable little rodents.

Enter Cindy and Ella the white mice! Like Annie and Janie, the pair are currently staying at the Lawrence Humane Society in Lawrence, KS, and must be adopted together. Mice need love and companionship too, people!


Here’s Cindy’s listing:

Cindy and her pal Ella are beautiful albino mice. Cindy has a lot of energy she can be a calm girl. She loves to be held and pet behind the ears.

Cindy and Ella are the best of friends and it would be fantastic if they were adopted together.

There is a $10 adoption fee for Cindy.


And Ella’s:

Ella and her pal Cindy are beautiful albino mice. Ella has a lot of energy and could do with more attention and love. Once once you’ve caught her, she loves to be held and pet behind the ears.

Ella and Cindy are the best of friends and it would be fantastic if they were adopted together.

There is a $10 adoption fee for Ella.

If you’re interested in these sweet lil’ girls, get in touch with the Lawrence Humane Society today!

And, for all you rodent haters out there, behold this CAT LOVES RAT! cuteness and see if your heart doesn’t just melt like margarine…


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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

For serious!

Links you may need:

Kansas Secretary of State

Missouri Secretary of State

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Voting Rights (main)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Know Your Voting Rights, State by State

CNN Election Center 2008

Election Protection

Go Vote

Just Vote ‘08

Our Vote Live

People for the American Way (PFAW) – The Right to Vote

Animated Inspiration:


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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Eric Roston, author of The Carbon Age: How Life’s Core Element Has Become Civilization’s Greatest Threat, was last night’s featured guest on The Colbert Report. Even if you’re not big a fan of the comedic stylings of Stephen Colbert, it’s a fun watch. Sciencey, too!



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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen:

There are times in the history of our nation when our very way of life depends upon dispelling illusions and awakening to the challenge of a present danger. In such moments, we are called upon to move quickly and boldly to shake off complacency, throw aside old habits and rise, clear-eyed and alert, to the necessity of big changes. Those who, for whatever reason, refuse to do their part must either be persuaded to join the effort or asked to step aside. This is such a moment. The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more – if more should be required – the future of human civilization is at stake.

I don’t remember a time in our country when so many things seemed to be going so wrong simultaneously. Our economy is in terrible shape and getting worse, gasoline prices are increasing dramatically, and so are electricity rates. Jobs are being outsourced. Home mortgages are in trouble. Banks, automobile companies and other institutions we depend upon are under growing pressure. Distinguished senior business leaders are telling us that this is just the beginning unless we find the courage to make some major changes quickly.

The climate crisis, in particular, is getting a lot worse – much more quickly than predicted. Scientists with access to data from Navy submarines traversing underneath the North polar ice cap have warned that there is now a 75 percent chance that within five years the entire ice cap will completely disappear during the summer months. This will further increase the melting pressure on Greenland. According to experts, the Jakobshavn glacier, one of Greenland’s largest, is moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day, equivalent to the amount of water used every year by the residents of New York City.

Two major studies from military intelligence experts have warned our leaders about the dangerous national security implications of the climate crisis, including the possibility of hundreds of millions of climate refugees destabilizing nations around the world.

Just two days ago, 27 senior statesmen and retired military leaders warned of the national security threat from an “energy tsunami” that would be triggered by a loss of our access to foreign oil. Meanwhile, the war in Iraq continues, and now the war in Afghanistan appears to be getting worse.

And by the way, our weather sure is getting strange, isn’t it? There seem to be more tornadoes than in living memory, longer droughts, bigger downpours and record floods. Unprecedented fires are burning in California and elsewhere in the American West. Higher temperatures lead to drier vegetation that makes kindling for mega-fires of the kind that have been raging in Canada, Greece, Russia, China, South America, Australia and Africa. Scientists in the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science at Tel Aviv University tell us that for every one degree increase in temperature, lightning strikes will go up another 10 percent. And it is lightning, after all, that is principally responsible for igniting the conflagration in California today.

Like a lot of people, it seems to me that all these problems are bigger than any of the solutions that have thus far been proposed for them, and that’s been worrying me.


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Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

And since Dr. Stephen Colbert, DFA is just as refreshing as the wet stuff (and also due in no small part to the crazy amount of yard work I have to do today), I’ll let him give you the lowdown on WWD. Here are all five segments of Thursday’s Colbert Report Special ReporT, “Watershift Down: Getting the Sea Monkey off America’s Aqua-Back.”

If you’d like to learn more about World Water Day (this year’s theme: Sanitation), check out and Also, you can read more about the awesome Dean Kamen here. (If you only watch one clip, make it Stephen’s interview with Dean, which is the fourth one down below.)


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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Here’s something you probably didn’t know…

Throughout the developed world the business surrounding death has often been an uneasy topic of discussion. Originating in the mid-19th Century, the modern funeral has evolved into an economic and cultural monster, with a vast network of supporting industries and myriad options for your earthly remains.

This original GOOD Magazine animation takes you inside the business of death.

More on the business of death and eco-friendly burials here (or jump right on down to the list of DIY/consumer orgs, here).



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Sunday, October 28th, 2007



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Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Anderson Cooper! Promoting Planet in Peril! On The Colbert Report!

Let the snark ensue.



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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Distractions have kept me away from the internets this weekend, so I thought I’d make up for the lack of kcfreecycle links with Episode 2 of KAB Man. You know, that “skinny dude in a cape” I introduced y’all to back in July. This week, he brings a heartwarming message: Recycle or die!

“Improper recycling habits, meet your untimely end. Keep America Beautiful Man is here!”



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