The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) has called for sustainable success stories in recent years to recognize examples of great work going on throughout the region. Forums to share local successes — and challenges — enable community partners to learn about and when feasible, replicate locally tailored, high-impact sustainability practices.

This call for projects is part of an ongoing community dialogue focused on building a better understanding of sustainable practices that have the potential to transform our community into “America’s Green Region.” MARC and its partners will select outstanding projects for presentation at a Sustainable Success Stories workshop on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. This workshop will provide an opportunity to share successes across the spectrum of sustainability endeavors. The workshop will be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Livable Communities initiative. MARC will also promote chosen projects on its website and in other materials to support sustainable development throughout the region.

The 2013 Call for Projects asks local organizations to submit projects that help create sustainable places in the Greater Kansas City region. MARC’s Creating Sustainable Places initiative identifies sustainable places as vibrant, connected and green places that:

  • Promote reinvestment.
  • Offer transportation and housing choices.
  • Facilitate development in targeted corridors and activity centers.
  • Design for healthier lifestyles.
  • Preserve unique community characteristics.
  • Conserve natural resources.

Project submittals are due to MARC by September 20. To learn more about the submittal and selection process or to read about past honorees, visit www.marc.org/sustain/sss/2013call_for_projects.asp.