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Kansas City achieves LEED Gold with LEED for Cities

City recognized for its sustainability and commitment to a greener future
The City of Kansas City, MO has achieved a new level of sustainability leadership with the LEED for Cities rating system for local governments. On Tuesday, the city announced it has achieved LEED Gold.

Kansas City is part of a growing group using the LEED for Cities […]

Kansas City’s new airport terminal celebrates sustainability in a big way

KCI’s new terminal is first in Midwest to achieve LEED Gold certification and second in the country
As the largest single infrastructure project in the city’s history, and with sustainability at the forefront, Kansas City’s new airport terminal has reached new milestones for green building in the region and beyond. 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded […]

Borrow garden tools at new tool library

Are you planning a new garden or yard project? Don’t buy tools – borrow them
Garden and farm tools can be expensive and take up space. With Cultivate Kansas City’s new tool library, growers can get access to specialized tools and participate in a local sharing economy.

Open to urban farmers, community gardeners, and neighborhood residents, Cultivate […]

Leaders and organizers work to reduce illegal dumping’s negative impacts

Illegal dumping is often overwhelming, not only in quantity, but also in how it affects people who are forced to live around it.
By Sarah Benal, Heartland Conservation Alliance

There is a big difference between illegal dumping and littering. Littering is often simply scattered articles of […]

Dream up a resilient, local food system at Farmers & Friends Meeting

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the local farmers and food systems working together to build a healthy, climate-resilient foodshed.

The Cultivate KC’s Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 11 at the Westport Plexpod Commons. 

The event brings together local farmers and foodies to provide information, start conversations, and […]