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Take a drive on Electric Avenue

Visit Electric Avenue featuring sustainable models of transportation at the June 3 Ohev Sholom KosherFest. Congregation Ohev Sholom is partnering with the Metropolitan Energy Center to showcase electric cars such as the Chevy Volt, Fisker Karma, Tesla Roadster, Mitsubishi i and Nissan Leaf.

KosherFest will emphasize many sustainable practices, underscoring that keeping kosher isn’t just about […]

June 1st, 2012|Sustainability, Transportation|0 Comments

K-State Olathe building receives LEED Silver certification

The International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute at the K-State Olathe campus at 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, KS, has received LEED Silver certification. The building provides classrooms, offices, laboratories, a teaching kitchen and instructional space.

“Achieving a LEED designation was part of the criteria for our design-build process,” said Dan Richardson, CEO of the K-State […]

June 1st, 2012|Education, LEED|0 Comments

Meet Quinton, Kansas City’s newest champion of clean air

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)’s Air Quality program has introduced Quinton, the air quality bird, to Kansas City residents. He doesn’t have much to say, but he whistles a catchy tune when he sees people doing simple things – like carpooling, riding the bus, biking and walking – to take care of our air.

More than half […]

May 18th, 2012|Air Quality, Sustainability, Transportation|0 Comments

Johnson County budget cuts threaten The Jo

After years of expansion, bus service in Johnson County, KS may be dramatically scaled back in the face of looming cuts in federal, state and county government subsidies. Changes to several routes will come this year, with the future of transit service in the county in the balance after 2013.

Ridership on the Johnson County Transit […]

May 17th, 2012|Transportation|0 Comments

Thousands of Missourians bike to work

National Bike to Work day is Friday, May 18, and tens of thousands of Missourians will be riding again this year.

“Bicycling to work is on a huge upward swing in Missouri,” said Brent Hugh, executive director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. “From 2000 to 2010, the amount of bicycling to work increased by […]

May 16th, 2012|Transportation|0 Comments