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Tour an historic home for energy-saving ideas

Tour a 106-year-old house at a Home Energy-Efficiency Open House and learn about 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) http://www.metroenergy.org/) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic […]

127 mayors support 10-minute Walk to a Park campaign

A bipartisan group of 127 mayors across the country are launching a 10-Minute Walk to a Park campaign in support of parks and green spaces within a half-mile of every resident.

The campaign was launched today in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association and Urban Land Institute. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which […]

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to speak at UMKC

Meet environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and hear his insight on The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Decade: Climate Change on the Edge of Hope & Despair on Friday, October 6 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. and book signing after the lecture in Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes […]

Could there be a climate-change crisis in Cowtown?

What can Kansas City expect and how can it become more resilient as the climate continues to change, bringing stronger storms and higher temperatures that can result in a mix of drought and flooding?

The Kansas Natural Resource Council (KRNC) will host three environmental experts to discuss these issues at its 16th annual Community Forum on Kansas […]

Plug into Electric Drive Week to see new & vintage EVs

Tap into the plug-in experiences of electric vehicle (EV) owners and check out their cars at more than 200 locations during National Electric Drive Week. Plus, see a restored 1917 EV at an Overland Park, KS event.

There are five Electric Drive Week events in the Kansas City metropolitan area and 246 events nationwide during the week of September […]