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Streetcar takes top environmental award

The Kansas City Streetcar is the first transit project nationally to achieve the top environmental design award for sustainable infrastructure. It is the 17th project overall to win the award.

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced the Envision Platinum award last week in Washington, D.C. The streetcar is owned by the City of Kansas City, MO […]

September 13th, 2016|Press Releases, Sustainability, Transportation|3 Comments

Katy Trail gets long-awaited link to KC

A new regional agreement will finance the acquisition of 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor from Union Pacific Railroad and connect the Katy Trail to Kansas City.

The deal announced yesterday by Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and Joe Reardon, CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), is a critical step in linking the […]

October 1st, 2015|Press Releases, Transportation|0 Comments

MARC now accepting Sustainable Success Stories

In order to recognize great work going on throughout the region, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is now accepting nominations for 2015 Sustainable Success Stories. A panel of local judges will select projects for presentation at the Sustainable Success Stories forum to be held on Dec. 4, 2015. This annual event allows project sponsors to […]

September 1st, 2015|Get involved, Press Releases, Sustainability|0 Comments

Roeland Park installs citywide LED streetlight system

The City of Roeland Park, KS recently completed the installation of 337 LED street lights making it the largest municipality in Johnson County to totally convert its streetlights to LEDs. Roeland Park is the third city in Johnson County to own a complete LED street lighting system.

The first half of the city’s street light system […]

May 27th, 2015|Energy Efficiency, Press Releases|0 Comments

Greenability wins magazine awards

Greenability magazine and its printer, Posty Cards, won Awards of Excellence in the Printing Industries of America Graphic Excellence Awards Competition.

The awards were won in categories for environmentally sound materials and sheetfed magazines.

Greenability is printed on 100-percent, post-consumer fiber text that is Forest Stewardship Council certified. The paper is Elemental Chlorine Free, and the ink […]

May 1st, 2015|Press Releases, Sustainability|2 Comments