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Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations, and even though the gatherings may be smaller this year, you can still find sources for tasty, locally grown food.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps your community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared to store bought food, […]

How can we stay safe & not create PPE waste?

As face masks become even more critical in fighting the spread of COVID-19, they are also taking a toll on our waste stream and the environment.

A recent study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that we are using some 129-billion disposable masks and 65-billion disposable gloves every month around the world as we […]

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, […]