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Sustainable living for your home, work and family.

See inside the new Studio 804 sustainable home build

Every year, architecture students at the University of Kansas design and build an innovative sustainable home for a 9-month capstone project in the design program, Studio 804.

The studio is on target for its 16th LEED Platinum project with the U.S. Green Building Council in its latest home project that gives students hands-on experience from design […]

May 10th, 2023|Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Event, Green Homes, LEED|0 Comments

May is National Bike Month: How will you celebrate?

The spring weather is nearly perfect, and your bike is asking you to take it for a ride. This Bike Month, let’s show our support for the biking community and celebrate our public spaces and parks.

Here are 8 ways to celebrate bike month:
1. Discover new bike trails
Explore the diverse range of biking trails where you live, […]

May 3rd, 2023|Biking, Get involved, Transportation|0 Comments

5 ways EVs can benefit everyone

The mainstreaming of EVs will impact everything from the air you breathe to the money you save, even if you don’t drive one. 
By Courtney Lindwall, Natural Resources Defense Council

Electric vehicles (EVs) currently make up around 1 percent of all the cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs on the road in the United States. But that’s about […]

May 2nd, 2023|Air Quality, Electric vehicles|0 Comments

Discover local food at farmers markets

Farmers market season has started, and farmers are offering locally raised vegetables, fruit, herbs, meat, eggs and flowers. Find a market near your home or work in Kansas City and beyond, and enjoy the bounty in your local community.

In the Kansas City metro area, some farmers’ markets are already open, and others will open soon for the […]

From the Archives: Earth Day in KC

Take a look back at early activism
Every April since 1970, people around the world have been celebrating Earth Day with parades, festivals, and events to raise awareness for environmental issues and to teach future generations to protect our planet.

From organizing for the inaugural event on April 22, 1970, to the community sculpture events in the […]

April 25th, 2023|Advocacy, Collaboration, Earth Day, Event|1 Comment