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Missouri to host annual Trash Bash

The annual Trash Bash encourages people to clean up litter from Missouri roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams, trails, and other places during April. Trash Bash activities also include educational efforts in schools and at community events such as Earth Day.

Last year, more than 1,200 groups involving more than 14,000 volunteers participated in the Trash Bash […]

March 31st, 2015|Get involved, Press Releases|0 Comments

Wyandotte County and KC region selected for healthy food initiative

After a highly competitive process, Wyandotte County and the Kansas City metropolitan area have been selected as one of eight Communities of Opportunity across the nation that will receive training and assistance to create stronger policies and programs to connect family farmers with local residents who lack access to healthy food.

The Unified Government of Wyandotte […]

March 25th, 2015|Local and Organic Food, Press Releases|0 Comments

Sprint selected as EPA 2015 Climate Leader

Sprint received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management — Goal Achievement. Award recipients were chosen for innovative actions to combat climate change leading to smart business decisions.  Sixteen organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and […]

February 26th, 2015|Energy, Energy Efficiency, Press Releases|0 Comments

Joe Reardon named CEO of Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Joe Reardon, former Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Ks., has been selected as the new president & CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA).

Robbie Makinen, chairman of the KCATA Board of Commissioners, announced today that Reardon, currently an attorney at Kansas City-based law firm McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, […]

February 19th, 2015|Press Releases, Transportation|0 Comments

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon receives sustainability certification

The Council for Responsible Sport has certified the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon as a Gold Level green event. This is the first time the marathon has filed for certification and the first time the event has received certification.

“Our staff and volunteers work hard to reduce our environmental footprint,” said Sarah Dee, Director of […]

February 5th, 2015|Press Releases, Recycling, Sustainability|0 Comments