Air Quality

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Take precautions on ozone alert days

The first ozone alert day of the season was June 9, which is earlier than most summers. When ozone pollution is high, the air is unhealthy. Here are steps the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) advises you to take to protect your health and reduce pollution.

Protect your health:

Reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. Ozone pollution can […]

What are the top-ranked, eco-friendly vehicles?

When it’s time to replace your old car, check out this Kelley Blue Book list of the 2017 best eco-friendly hybrid, electric and plug-in electric vehicles on the market for under $40,000.

Each year, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) ranks vehicles and helps consumers determine pricing for used vehicles.

“With each new model year there are more ‘green […]

Compete in the Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality this summer by competing in the Green Commute Challenge to reduce emissions by taking the bus, bike, streetcar, carpool, walking or telecommuting to work.

This friendly competition helps improve air quality during the time of year that traditionally produces the highest ozone levels. Air quality is most vulnerable […]

Enter contest for UN Champion of the Earth

Young adults interested in solutions to environmental issues can apply to a $15,000 UN Young Champions of the Earth competition to win $15,000 in seed funding for an environmental project.

The competition is open to 18-30-year old’s who have an idea for an environmental initiative that addresses a sustainability challenge. The program uses a newly digital platform […]

Drive into the electric vehicle experience with an EV veteran

If you are curious about electric vehicles (EV) and want to learn more, meet a local advocate who has owned EVs for the past 11 years. Al Pugsley, a retired TWA pilot, will talk about his experiences from the time he purchased a converted Chevy S10 pickup truck until his current Tesla S and Leaf SV […]