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EPA Encourages Students in Grades K-12 to Enter President’s Environmental Youth Awards Competition

The Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting entries for the 2012 President’s Environmental Youth Awards, which recognize individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school) and youth organizations for protecting our nation’s air, water and land.

The program, which honors a variety of environmental projects developed by students, is open to students in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and […]

November 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Online “MindMixer” give community a voice on environmental issues

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) has partnered with MindMixer, a web-based platform, to empowering citizens to engage with government in new and meaningful ways. MindMixer provides community members with a forum for discussing relevant topics, voting on and prioritizing issues, sharing ideas, and proposing solutions without leaving the comfort of home or workplace.

MARC currently operates two […]

November 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Donate online to a Kansas City tree fund

Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) has launched a digital approach to funding trees in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

HTA and its city partners now give residents the opportunity to pay directly for the planting of trees in their own hometowns. With a simple click on the HTA website, donors can specify how much they would like […]

November 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate Food Day at local events

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In an effort to promote a more healthy, affordable and sustainable food system, Food Day is celebrated around the country October 24 each year.

Food Day is a chance to celebrate what our food system does right and take action to bring us closer to a food system with “real food” that […]

October 22nd, 2012|Food & Farming, Garden & Yard, Local and Organic Food|0 Comments

What the numbers tell us: the regional market for sustainable development

Mid-America Regional Council will host a seminar on “What the Numbers Tell Us: The Regional Market for Sustainable Development” on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9–11:30 a.m. at the Sylvester Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, KS. This seminar is an opportunity to discuss new market information developed through MARC’s Creating Sustainable Places initiative.

Dr. Arthur C. (Chris) Nelson, […]

October 22nd, 2012|Business|0 Comments