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New apartments cut energy costs by 92 percent

The world’s largest Passive House Institute certified project opens in August with 282 luxury apartments that will operate on 92-percent less energy than comparable buildings.

Second + Delaware apartments in the Kansas City’s River Market area were designed to be highly energy efficient for low-cost heating and cooling. The triple-glazed windows and 16-inch walls help the […]

EPA Green Internships can lead to jobs

Are you interested in working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?

Recent college graduates can get environmental work experience through a one-year EPA Green Interns Program that makes them eligible for full-time EPA positions nationwide. Through the program, interns receive mentoring, formal interactive training and a career development plan. After completing the program, interns are eligible for […]

Nominate neighbors for a green award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working on a community garden, recycling project, energy efficiency, repurposing vacant lots or other Earth-friendly projects?

The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program. As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices.

Registered neighborhoods can […]

Get free native trees in Kansas City

If you live in Kansas City, MO, you can get up to two free native trees through an Energy-Saving Trees partnership.

A limited number of trees are available and include: American Sycamore, bald cypress, bur oak, red oak, red maple and yellowwood.

The program goal is to help homeowners plant trees where they can shade homes. Trees […]

50 ways to celebrate Earth Day, beginning today

Even when we can’t celebrate together, local Earth Day organizers have found 50 ways to take big and small actions for the planet on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Thanks to Bridging the Gap, City of Kansas City, MO Office of Environmental Quality, KCMO Parks & Recreation, Heartland Conservation Alliance, Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club, […]