Civic leaders throughout the metro area are working on climate issues and have created free videos for the public on topics ranging from energy to food waste.

Tap into these Climate Conversations video interviews with local experts on the Climate Action KC website to learn about these issues:

  • Access: Julie Sayers from Climate Action KC interviews U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids on how climate-friendly public transportation expansion can help better equitably serve citizens’ civil rights to mobility and access to opportunity. Watch it here.
  • Built Environment: Jeremy Knoll, BNIM architect with Climate Action KC, talks to Gary Downes and Brandon Wikoff from U.S. Engineering about retro-commissioning projects that have reduced energy emissions and saved companies on their energy costs. Watch it here.
  • Energy and Industry: Climate Action KC’s Mike Kelly, who is mayor of Roeland Park, KS, interviews Chuck Caisley, a vice president at Evergy, on the utility’s response to economic hardship in the wake of coronavirus. Caisley also explains Evergy’s energy efficiency efforts with local businesses and its work building the largest clean charge network for electric vehicles in the country. Watch it here.
  • Food Waste: Tom Jacobs, director of environmental programs at Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), interviews Max Kaniger from Kanbe’s Markets on efforts to connect local corner markets with healthy surplus food. Watch it here.
  • Land Use: MARC’s Tom Jacobs and Scott Schulte with Vireo Landscape Architects highlight green infrastructure for better soil health and stormwater retention. Watch it here.
  • Transportation: Climate Action KC’s Lindsey Constance and BikeWalkKC’s Michael Kelley discuss the role of complete streets and greener options for daily transportation around Kansas City. Watch it here.

The community is encouraged to share ideas for climate action in the Kansas City region at Climate Action KC.