Category: Community Resilience

Get outside for the 2022 KC Plogtober clean-up
September 28, 2022September 28, 2022
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Get outside for the 2022 KC Plogtober clean-up

MARC Water Quality, and a host of partner organizations will hold this year’s KC Plogtober on Sunday, October 16. The program’s goal is to get local volunteers to appreciate their local watersheds more by realizing that the litter on the heavily-trafficked public-use ground eventually winds up in our streams and rivers. "Plogging" is a Swedish concept that translates to picking up litter while jogging.

Registration for volunteers is open now. Be sure to visit KCPlogtober.com for more information and to sign up. Each county will have multiple streamside trails and public greenspaces to choose from, or volunteers can go solo and pick a location close by for a "virtual plog".

Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region
August 22, 2022August 22, 2022
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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.

Kansas City delegation visits Poland for #WUF11 and study tour
July 11, 2022July 12, 2022
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Kansas City delegation visits Poland for #WUF11 and study tour

Last year, Climate Action KC joined the European Union’s International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) program and was matched with an EU counterpart region as part of a city-to-city exchange. Kansas City’s selected partner was Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metro (GZM), located in the Silesia Voivodeship (think: province) in southern Poland. The GZM consists of 41 cities and communes where...

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...

March 15, 2022March 15, 2022
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Choose low carbon transportation options to the Climate Action Summit

We challenge you to travel low-carbon to and from the Summit by walking, biking, using public transit or carpooling. Enter to win a prize! For those kicking carbon to the curb for the summit, enter to win a very cool prize basket by visiting the MARC Environmental Programs table at the Climate Summit Expo on...

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.

The value of trees in adaptation
September 20, 2021September 27, 2021
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The value of trees in adaptation

Join Climate Action KC and Bridging the Gap for an engaging and informative virtual webinar on the value of trees in adaptation and an onsite tree planting event.

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