Do you know a group working on green initiatives to improve our streets? Nominate them for a 2016 Sustainable Success Story award from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).
A panel of local judges will select projects for presentation at the Sustainable Success Stories forum on December 8 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. This annual event allows honorees to share local successes and challenges so that forum attendees can learn about practices that contribute to improvements in our community’s quality of life.
This year, the competition will emphasize projects and initiatives in the metro Kansas City area that align with green and livable street policies, especially those where complete street improvements have impacted development. Anyone can make a submission, and projects may be local or regional initiatives.
Sustainable Success Stories is part of an ongoing community effort focused on better understanding of sustainable practices that have the potential to transform our community. Since 2008, MARC has honored 71 projects, including outdoor classroom gardens, street-scape improvements by municipalities, nonprofit programming and energy-efficient building retrofits.
Last year’s honorees included: Antioch Urban Growers, Avenue of Life Mattress Recycling, Johnson County Community College composting program, KCMO Water Services Swope Campus parking lot and stormwater improvements, Legacy Park and Rozarks Urban Nature Trail System (pictured above).