Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join supporters of the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) as they celebrate 35 years of promoting energy-efficiency programs in Kansas City with a gala party in the Crossroads.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at Lifted Spirits with a live band, drinks and small plates from local restaurants and ends with a Streetcar Bar Crawl starting at 8:30 p.m. through the Crossroads.
For 35 years, MEC has been bringing innovative energy-efficiency programs to Kansas City, working with city governments, businesses and homeowners on projects that include:
- Electrify Heartland participation and collaboration with KCP&L and Black & Veatch to make Kansas City an electric vehicle leader in the U.S.
- City Energy Project participant to develop policies and programs to encourage energy efficiency.
- The Energy Solutions Hub, an energy resource center that continues The City Energy Project with a goal to cut energy use in Kansas City by 4 percent in the next two years. This would save more than $40 million annually in consumer energy costs and offset as much CO2 as burning 37-million gallons of gasoline.
- Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition host for 20 years of clean transportation projects for use of cleaner, alternative fuels. A recent project includes assisting the Kansas City International Airport obtain the first fleet of electric buses at a U.S. airport.
- Project Living Proof, a demonstration house located at 917 Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, MO that showcases best energy-efficiency practices, renewable energy and an electric vehicle charging stations.
The party begins at Lifted Spirits, a Kansas City Distillery located at 1734 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO. Gala ticket prices are $50 – $85 and can be purchased online at MEC Gala.
Photo: KCI electric bus