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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, […]

Take a virtual tour of hundreds of solar homes

As the annual National Solar Tour goes virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it offers a rare opportunity to “tour” solar projects across the country.

Beginning Monday, September 28 through Sunday, October 24, hundreds of homes and businesses powered by solar will showcase their energy savings at virtual open houses and tours in 47 states. The week includes a wide variety […]

Plug in to National Drive Electric Week

During Drive Electric Week, you can check out virtual national webinars to learn more about what it’s like to drive an electric vehicle (EV) from the people who own them.

This year’s events from September 26 – October 4 will look much different as COVID-19 precautions are put into place. To find an event in the […]

Make a solar oven and cook s’mores

Discover the power of the sun when you make this simple, solar oven and cook s’mores at this free, virtual Family Fun Night.

The Kansas City Plaza Library will host an online demonstration from 6:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, August 14. It’s geared for ages 7 to 12, but adults and families are encouraged to […]

Hear local experts discuss climate issues

Civic leaders throughout the metro area are working on climate issues and have created free videos for the public on topics ranging from energy to food waste.

Tap into these Climate Conversations video interviews with local experts on the Climate Action KC website to learn about these issues:

Access: Julie Sayers from Climate Action KC […]