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Meet Carbon Positive KC: A new initiative for local climate action

There’s a new initiative in Kansas City helping local households and businesses offset their carbon footprint. The best part? The offsets support local and regional projects that plant trees, restore grasslands, and regenerate the land.

Carbon Positive KC (CPKC) began this year as a local non-profit organization offering free carbon footprint inventories and providing […]

November 15th, 2023|Climate Change, Community Action|0 Comments

Break free from the smartphone upgrade cycle

By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk
Extending the lifespan of your smartphone can help decrease e-waste and carbon emissions
Smartphones have certainly become ubiquitous, with 85% of Americans and 67% of adults worldwide possessing one. Manufacturers sell almost 1.5 billion of them per year. And every year these manufacturers come out with upgraded models to lure […]

September 27th, 2023|Climate Change|0 Comments

Take the Green Commute Challenge

Challenge yourself and your community to bike, walk, carpool, vanpool, scooter, or ride transit to work this fall for Kansas City’s Green Commute Challenge, October 1 – 31.

The free, annual challenge encourages individuals and workplaces to find alternatives to driving for daily work commutes.

Throughout the month of October, participants record green commute trips to earn […]

September 27th, 2023|Climate Change, Transportation|0 Comments

What Are Heat Pump Air Conditioners?

By Alejandra Mejia Cunningham and Alex Hillbrand, Natural Resources Defense Council

They’re way more efficient and cost-effective than standard ACs. Even better, they double as carbon-slashing heating systems.

The world recently experienced its hottest month on record. And with climate change fueling increasingly routine heat waves across the map, leaving a worrisome trail of health emergencies and deaths, keeping […]

September 20th, 2023|Climate Change, Energy, Home & Living|2 Comments

2023 Climate Summit: Paving the Way to Net Zero by 2050

The 2023 Climate Summit gathered 600 participants to build momentum and celebrate progress for regional climate action
On Saturday, September 9th, Climate Action KC (CAKC) hosted the third regional Climate Summit alongside elected officials, corporate leaders, climate advocates, and community members.

The event highlighted the region’s Climate Action Plan and efforts needed to meet the goal to […]

September 13th, 2023|Climate Change, Energy|0 Comments