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Look what’s happening for Earth Day!

This Earth Day, celebrate 49 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to plant trees, recycle glass, learn about climate change or enjoy an Earth Day happy hour.

Each year more than one-billion people in 192 countries celebrate Earth Day on April 22 as a commitment to protect ecosystems, fight climate change and live greener lifestyles every day, according […]

Save on Energy Star appliances during Earth Week

If you’re in the market to purchase a new Energy Star® appliance, take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and pay no sales tax from April 19-25 on qualifying purchases.

Many cities and counties across the state have opted into the tax-free exemption on purchases up to $1,500 per appliance during the seven-day […]

Solar installations make apartments more affordable

In an ongoing effort to offer more affordable housing and help residents become climate resilient, Westside Housing Organization is installing solar on its apartment buildings in the Westside and Northeast neighborhoods of Kansas City, MO.

Westside Housing is one of six organizations across the country selected for a $150,000 grant from the Institute for Sustainable Communities […]

Score a big discount on electric vehicles

KCP&L and Westar utility customers and employees can qualify for a $3,500 discount on a new 2019 Nissan Leaf and a $1,000 discount on a 2019 Chevy Bolt for a limited time through a partnership with the KCP&L Clean Charge Network.

These plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are also eligible for up to a $7,500 federal tax […]

Which 10 states rank highest for green buildings?

Each year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranks the top 10 states that achieve the highest level of certified green buildings.

In 2018, the top state was Illinois for its 172 new projects that were certified for USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The Top 10 states for LEED are home to 128 million Americans and […]