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Give your opinion on Climate Action Plan

Metro Kansas City area residents are invited to share feedback on a proposed regional blueprint for climate action that drastically reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports resiliency from climate-related threats.

Over the past few months, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Climate Action KC have worked to bring together diverse community perspectives and technical expertise to develop a set of […]

A community remembers an environmental leader

Dennis Murphey, retired chief environmental officer for Kansas City, MO, led the city’s effort to fight climate change for 13 years, putting Kansas City on the map for its 40-percent reduction in municipal greenhouse gas emissions. He died of COVID-19 on October 27.

Murphey joined the city in 2006 and retired in June 2019. During his tenure, […]

Help out at Make a Difference Mondays

During November, the KC Parks Ambassadors are looking for volunteers to help with community litter clean up at Make a Difference Mondays.

The new initiative helps tackle the litter problem on boulevards and in city parks. Volunteers will work from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Mondays, November 9, 16, 23 and 30 near 57th and Paseo […]

Hop a free ride to Election Day polls & Arrowhead

This Election Day, all Kansas City metro voters can get a free bus, bike or streetcar ride to the polls on RideKC, and Jackson County residents can hop a free bus to Arrowhead Stadium to cast their ballots.

RideKC and Vote KC have teamed up to ensure that all RideKC routes (including paratransit) serving Kansas City, […]

Try a new Carbon Footprint Eating challenge

Could you skip eating meat for a month? Organizers of the new Carbon Footprint Eating challenge are hoping that a Meatless Month for Mother Earth will offer so many personal health and global climate benefits that it becomes a new lifestyle for many.

They understand that some people will want more flexibility – like eating turkey […]