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Reminder: KC Green Neighborhood applications due Monday

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, reminds neighborhoods that applications for the KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program are due Monday, June 2. Part of the City’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes registered neighborhoods that have broadly implemented sustainable practices. Application forms are available at or call 816-513-3460.

Neighborhoods selected for recognition receive neighborhood signage; acknowledgment of their efforts in City publications and on the City’s cable channel, KCCG-TV2; access to various sustainability workshops; and an eco-gift. Winners are honored at platinum, gold or silver levels, and are announced in the fall.

Last year, the City presented awards to four winners: Ivanhoe, Avalon View, Pendleton Heights and Center City neighborhoods. Their green practices included home energy efficiency improvements; farmers markets and home farmstands; rain gardens; litter pickup programs; curbside glass recycling and compost pickup; and community gardens and urban orchards—sometimes on vacant lots repurposed for edible landscapes, play areas and community gathering places.

The City’s KC Green initiative works to advance social equity, economic vitality and environmental quality by promoting sustainable practices in projects and programs citywide. KC Green is led by four staff-level Green Teams (Education & Outreach, Regulation & Policy, Resource Management, and Green Infrastructure) that develop recommendations to incorporate additional green and sustainable elements into all aspects of municipal operations.

For more information on the KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program, visit, [email protected] or call Colleen Doctorian at 816-513-1377.

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