Category: Urban Greening

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...

Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region
August 22, 2022December 7, 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.

Climate Action Plan honored with national APA award
July 12, 2022July 12, 2022
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Climate Action Plan honored with national APA award

The American Planning Association (APA) honored the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan with an Award for Excellence in Sustainability during the 2022 National Planning Conference in San Diego, California this May. The plan was selected from among an exceptional field for its extraordinary achievement in the state/regional category. The competitive national award recognizes and celebrates exemplary planning efforts supporting and growing sustainable communities. Tom Jacobs, MARC Director of Environmental Programs, and Karen Clawson, MARC Principal Planner, received the award on behalf of regional partners, local governments and stakeholders participating in the process.

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...

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.

Plan It Native
September 9, 2021September 20, 2021
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Plan It Native

Join Deep Roots and partners for this year's Plan it Native Landscape Conference.

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