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Discover 10 family friendly Earth Day activities

This Earth Day, celebrate 47 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to clean up a stream, recycling your big items, planting trees, going to an Earth Day Fest or visiting a sustainable vineyard and winery.

All events listed here are on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Black & Veatch parking lot, 11401 […]

Save money & energy during Green Sales Tax Holiday

If you purchase a new Energy Star® appliance between April 19-25, you can take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday that exempts state sales tax on retail sales of qualifying purchases.

Many cities and counties across the state also have opted into the tax-free exemption on purchases up to $1,500 per appliance during […]

April 11th, 2017|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Event, Green Homes, Sustainability|0 Comments

How many solar jobs did your state gain in 2016?

One out of every 50 new jobs in the United States in 2016 was created by the solar industry, according to The Solar Foundation’s National Job Census Report. It ranks jobs by state and shows which states benefit the most from solar job growth.

The report found that solar industry employment growth outpaced the overall U.S. economy by 17 […]

Tour an historic home & find energy-saving ideas

A 104-year-old house will be open for tours and demonstrations of renewable energy, energy audits and insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, rebate programs, electric vehicles and healthy indoor air.

Project Living Proof (PLP) is a 3,665-square-foot house owned by the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic Rockhill neighborhood.

In 2010, […]

Tour a Mission Cliffs passive-energy house

A top-rated, energy-efficient passive house still under construction will be open for a free tour at a Heartland Renewable Energy Society (HRES) event that is open to the public at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 in Kansas City, KS.

The house was designed and is being built by Prairie Design Build. It is located at […]