Category: Collaboration and Leadership

Regional Sustainability & Resilience Leaders Meet-up
April 19, 2023April 19, 2023
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Regional Sustainability & Resilience Leaders Meet-up

On April 24, 2023, MARC will convene professionals from local governments and other public organizations who are working on sustainability and resilience initiatives for a peer exchange and networking opportunity. At this meet-up, participants will learn about relevant regional initiatives, share about their local priorities and projects and discuss collaboration opportunities. MARC intends to bring...

Get to know CEC members Ian Fannin-Hughes & Gayle Bergman
April 18, 2023April 18, 2023
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Get to know CEC members Ian Fannin-Hughes & Gayle Bergman

Name Ian Fannin-Hughes What is your work and how did you end up focusing on the work you do? I am a water resource manager which means I oversee the planning, monitoring, and policy for water quality projects and activates. My entire career has been in the realm of protecting water, in some form or...

Carbon Reduction Program opens call for projects
April 13, 2023April 13, 2023
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Carbon Reduction Program opens call for projects

The call for projects opens March 30, 2023, and applications are due May 19, 2023 The Carbon Reduction Program provides $6.4 billion dollars to states and metropolitan planning organizations, like MARC, to fund projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the on-road transportation system. Funds are available for five years (2022-2026). The program was established...

Get to know CEC members David Johnson & Christy Engemann
March 28, 2023March 28, 2023
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Get to know CEC members David Johnson & Christy Engemann

Name David Johnson What is your work and how did you end up focusing on the work you do? I’m a transportation consultant at TransPro Consulting, Chair of the nonprofit Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance, and an active board member for the KC Streetcar (both the Authority and the special district). I transitioned into the...

Resilient Success Stories: Leaders meet to honor examples of climate resiliency
December 22, 2022December 22, 2022
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Resilient Success Stories: Leaders meet to honor examples of climate resiliency

On December 9, a group of energized individuals gathered at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to take part in the Resilient Success Stories Event. With a packed house, participants heard 12 stories from around the region: The Merriam Residential Sustainability Grant, Kompas Kapital’s refurbished headquarters building, Kansas City Public Library Climate Action Dashboard, Lee’s Summit Green Infrastructure improvement program, The HCA Nature Action Crew, Big Shoal Farm, Mission Conservation Improvement program, Johnson County Watershed Master Plan, Johnson County Park & Recreation Districts Forest Restoration, The Tomahawk Creek Water Treatment Facility, The KCMO Neighborhood Clean Up Program and KCMO's Climate Resiliency Protection Plan.

What’s happening in 2023: Project highlights
December 21, 2022December 21, 2022
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What’s happening in 2023: Project highlights

There will be a lot of action in 2023! Here are highlights of some of the projects, planning and programs that will be kicking off next year. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas or resources on any of the projects. Community Water Infrastructure Program/ ARPA A local partnership involving Kansas City, Mo., Jackson...

Climate & Environment Council meets to discuss work plan priorities
October 25, 2022October 25, 2022
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Climate & Environment Council meets to discuss work plan priorities

The newly formed Climate and Environment Council held its first meeting last month to begin the important task of determining its work plan for the year. Each council member will provide input on their top five priority activities that align with the strategies in the Regional Kansas City Climate Action Plan. At the second meeting...

Area municipalities and organizations adopt Climate Action Plan
September 27, 2022September 28, 2022
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Area municipalities and organizations adopt Climate Action Plan

Since the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan was adopted two years ago, cities, counties and area agencies have adopted the plan to signal support and commitment to take action. The cities and counties who have adopted the plan account for 83% of the total 9-county population! Thank you to the following organizations who have...

Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region
August 22, 2022May 5, 2023
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Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region

Momentum is building throughout the Kansas City region

to transform our community in ways that create greater levels of sustainability and climate resilience. To embrace and accelerate positive change, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Climate Action KC will highlight selected local or regional Resilient Success Stories at the Kauffman Foundation on the morning of Dec. 2, 2022.

Welcome Climate and Environment Council’s inagural members!
August 1, 2022August 1, 2022
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Welcome Climate and Environment Council’s inagural members!

Congratulations and welcome to the new slate of council members selected for the Climate and Environment Council (CEC)! The CEC is a new, collaborative, action-oriented council that will guide the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan. This council, jointly supported by MARC and Climate Action KC, implements Goal 1 in the Collaboration & Leadership...