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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...

Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) introduces contractor accelerator program through Kauffman Foundation
February 17, 2022February 17, 2022
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Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) introduces contractor accelerator program through Kauffman Foundation

The Rising Trades Contractor Accelerator is a curated business program designed to support diverse entrepreneurs in green construction and the high-performance buildings industry. Through customized coaching, strategic pairings with professional service providers and mentors and practical education, we provide business counsel and connections to accelerate BIPOC contractors as leaders of sustainable construction. The program will...

Climate Action Plan to be honored by Missouri APA
January 18, 2022January 18, 2022
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Climate Action Plan to be honored by Missouri APA

The Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Associate (APA) will be awarding the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan their 2021 Outstanding Plan at their virtual conference on Monday, Jan. 31. The Climate Action Plan is a collaboration between Climate Action KC (CAKC) and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and aims to transform the metropolitan...

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.

The “end of the pipe” is only the tip of the iceberg: Waste sector considerations for climate action planning
December 8, 2021December 8, 2021
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The “end of the pipe” is only the tip of the iceberg: Waste sector considerations for climate action planning

It's important to remember that the emissions generated from waste disposal into landfills represent only one stage of that product's life cycle. Waste and resulting emissions can occur at all stages of the life cycle, from resource extraction, farming, manufacturing, processing, transportation, sale and use. And these life cycles can be altered by recycling, reuse and other waste diversion actions.

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.