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Evergy seeks $42-million in energy savings for Kansans

Evergy has proposed an energy-efficiency package that would provide Kansas residents and businesses with an estimated $42-million in energy-efficiency savings, with $13 million for low-income and rural customers.

The proposal for nine core residential and business energy-efficiency programs for its’ Kansas customers was presented to the Kansas Corporation Commission on December 17. If approved, Evergy estimates […]

Skip big-box Black Friday & shop locally

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, here’s how you can skip the big-box frenzy on Black Friday and share a more eco-friendly day at local holiday events and shops with makers, artists, fair-trade vendors.

Across the country, local retailers will be celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 27. Shoppers can find local stores near […]

KC Chiefs connect teams to sustainable solutions

While Kansas City Chiefs’ fans are gearing up for a new season, management is working behind the scenes on partnerships for energy efficiency, waste reduction and social justice issues.

The Chiefs and the Green Sports Alliance are hosting the Kansas City Sports & Sustainability Symposium on Tuesday, August 17 for teams from across the region. This one-day event […]

See what happens if we stop “shopping”

Join a virtual discussion with the author of The Day the World Stops Shopping, and see how ending excessive buying could save the planet and ourselves.

The Kansas City Public Library will host this free, live virtual event at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 21. To register, go to Kansas City Public Library. After the event, the interview […]

What’s the best way to avoid “greenwashing”?

When you’re trying to make the best environmental choices, how do you know which “eco-friendly” products are actually good for you and the planet?

Many claims are legitimate, but others feature deceptive or unsubstantiated claims. Even the legitimate labels vary a lot in meaning. Truly valid eco-labels are awarded by independent third parties, not the companies […]