Category: Collaboration and Leadership

New federal climate and health office looks at intersectional work between MARC and regional partners
May 11, 2022May 11, 2022
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New federal climate and health office looks at intersectional work between MARC and regional partners

Dr. John Balbus, Director of the newly created Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE), a program run under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH), was hosted via teleconference by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) for an informative briefing on the regional and multi-jurisdictional work MARC does across its Environment, Data...

The KC Regional Climate Action Plan receives sustainability award from the American Planning Association
May 9, 2022May 10, 2022
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The KC Regional Climate Action Plan receives sustainability award from the American Planning Association

Last week, the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan received an Award for Excellence in Sustainability from the American Planning Association. The annual awards honor projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting sustainable communities. The plan was recognized for extraordinary achievement in the state or regional category. Pictured is Tom...

Leaders and subject experts convene for KC Regional Climate Action Summit
April 19, 2022April 19, 2022
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Leaders and subject experts convene for KC Regional Climate Action Summit

Six hundred people filled Yardley Hall inside the Midwest Trust Center on Saturday, April 9, to see presentations from eleven local and visiting speakers, musical guests, and an informative panel on elected leadership and climate action. Climate Action KC (CAKC) partnered with the Mid-America Regional Council to put on the event, with Johnson County Community...

Save the date: 2022 Regional Climate Action Summit
January 14, 2022January 19, 2022
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Save the date: 2022 Regional Climate Action Summit

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 9, so you don’t miss the 2022 Regional Climate Action Summit. Click the link to view our registration page, with admission prices and information on scholarship sponsoring. The event will feature an in-person expo for sponsors and partners, a VIP reception, and notable local and regional keynote speakers in...

Climate Action KC debuts on global stage at COP26 Conference
December 13, 2021December 10, 2021
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Climate Action KC debuts on global stage at COP26 Conference

At the COP26 global conference in November 2021, Roeland Park Mayor Mike Kelly shared examples of CAKC's efforts in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including the Regional Climate Action Plan and the Renewables Direct program available to municipalities in our area. The panel was broadcast live worldwide.

Input needed for Kansas City climate planning
November 22, 2021November 22, 2021
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Input needed for Kansas City climate planning

The City of Kansas City, Missouri is in the process of updating the 2008 KCMO Climate Action Plan, and they need your participation! The city is integrating the framework provided by our Climate Action KC Regional Plan into the municipal plan update. Help them develop these ideas by participating in an online survey.

KC region selected to convene international cooperative on climate change
November 8, 2021November 8, 2021
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KC region selected to convene international cooperative on climate change

Paired with Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia (commonly referred to as GZM) in Poland, delegates from the Kansas City region will participate in an exchange program, visiting their paired city to discuss themes around climate change and the impending building renovation wave, education, job creation and economic innovation. Kansas City will welcome 18 international cities participating in the program to Climate Action KC’s Annual Summit in April 2022, with the culmination event taking place at Johnson County Community College on April 9. This will be an opportunity to convene an international community around the topics of climate mitigation and how to best move our region toward a net-zero economy.

Building Energy Exchange KC announces the appointment of its founding board members
October 25, 2021October 27, 2021
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Building Energy Exchange KC announces the appointment of its founding board members

Climate Action KC recently established the Building Energy Exchange KC (BE-Ex KC) in spring 2021 as a regional resource to help building owners, operators, and community members drive greater energy efficiency in the built environment. BE-Ex KC has announced the establishment of its board of directors which will shape its strategic direction for the next decade.

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