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Explore 12 ideas for off-grid and energy-saving vacations

It’s not too late to plan a summer excursion, and there are many ways to minimize your environmental impact ranging from simple energy-saving tips to an off-grid vacation.

Ecotourism is among the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism trade. While travel uses resources, and can harm the environment, it can also assist the environment, benefit local […]

Get the RideKC app to plan & pay for bus

Riding the bus is about to get easier with the new, free RideKC app that lets passengers pay their fare, plan a trip and track a bus or streetcar on a smartphone.

With the new app, customers can use a credit card to purchase fares instead of using exact change. Riders will no longer need to […]

July 10th, 2017|Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, Transportation|0 Comments

Recycle your glass with curbside service

If you are looking for a more convenient way to recycle your household or business glass, there are three companies that provide regular curbside pickup service in the Kansas City metro area.

Although most metro cities have curbside recycling for non-glass items, recycling glass has always been an issue because when it breaks it contaminates other […]

Which cities made the top 25 EPA list for energy efficiency?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the top 2017 cities for energy efficiency, and Kansas City ranked 16 on the list for its ENERGY STAR certified buildings.

The top 25 cities included: Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL: Houston, TX: Boston, MA; Phoenix, AZ; Philadelphia, PA; Denver, […]

Celebrate a greener July 4th holiday

Challenge your family to a greener Fourth of July celebration with these ideas, and have fun while reducing your impact on air quality this holiday weekend.

Traditionally, Independence Day is full of fireworks, barbecue and outdoor activities that Americans look forward to every year. However, the environmental impact of lighting the skies of your neighborhood is […]