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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 […]

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 […]

Kansas City earns 4-STAR rating for sustainability

The city of Kansas City, MO received a top national rating for sustainability, giving it the highest ranking of any city in the state.

The city earned a 4-STAR Community rating for its contribution to environmental and economic sustainability. Lawrence, KS also received a 4-Star rating. St. Louis and Columbia each received 3-star ratings. Kansas City is […]

January 17th, 2017|Climate Change, Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|0 Comments