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Americans now hold 3.1 million green jobs

March 28, 2012 — The U.S. Labor Department released a new report this week that shows at least 3.1 million Americans are employed in green jobs, which accounts for about 2.4 percent of the nation’s total employment.
In conjunction with the announcement, Green for All released a new video, Green Jobs for Kansas City (, which highlights […]

Growing Growers extends deadline for farm apprenticeships

Every year, Growing Growers helps organize apprenticeships on farms that sell food in the Kansas City metropolitan area (including Lawrence, KS). Farm apprentices work on a local farm to get first-hand, practical experience. They attend monthly workshops and receive direct one-on-one training from their farmer. The apprenticeships are both paid and volunteer. There is a […]

Brightergy relocates to Crossroads

Brightergy Solar will relocate their headquarters to 1617 Main St. in the Crossroads Arts District, and plans to create 115 new jobs in the next five years. Currently located in Lenexa, the firm will move to its new offices in April and bring on 20 to 25 new employees with the move, said principal Susan […]

March 12th, 2012|Green Energy, Renewable Energy|0 Comments

Join the Missouri Master Naturalists

The Missouri Master Naturalist Program is a volunteer service organization dedicated to conservation and education of Missouri’s natural resources. A naturalist may serve volunteer hours helping out at any of the 17 partner organizations in the Kansas City area such as Burroughs Audubon Society.

To become a Master Naturalist, after application, about 3 months of weekly […]

March 9th, 2012|Nature, Sustainability|1 Comment

Lights Out! competition leads to significant savings

After a month of competition, the three University of Kansas buildings competing in the Lights Out! energy-saving contest are making major reductions in their energy use. Bailey Hall, Green Hall and Summerfield Hall have combined to save 10% off their overall energy use, compared to last February.

As of the end of February, the competition standings […]

March 9th, 2012|Education, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability|0 Comments