2011 Sustainable Housing Conference, Sept. 27–28,
Kansas City, Mo.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is partnering with the Builders Development Corporation and several other federal agencies to present this conference. Tracks include energy and water efficiency, healthy homes, homebuilders and developers, and sustainable neighborhoods. The event is geared to city and county government agencies, homebuilders, nonprofits, lenders and realtors from across the four-state region (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri). More info»
Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Unwanted household products labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive are household hazardous wastes (HHW). Missouri residents can take HHW to mobile collection events held throughout the Kansas City area. These events are free to residents of communities participating in the Regional HHW Collection Program; HHW can also be taken to permanent collection facilities.
Video explains how TIGER grant will improve local transportation infrastructure over next few years
Transportation infrastructure projects across the Kansas City metro funded by a $50 million federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant are making steady progress. Watch the first of a series of videos that shows how these improvements to local roadways, sidewalks and transit corridors will make our regional community more accessible and livable.
Community solves stormwater problems by using green solutions
Marlborough residents are applying some different techniques to manage stormwater more efficiently, thanks to a demonstration project that uses a variety of green solutions and innovative infrastructure improvements. Through a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, the city of Kansas City, Mo., MARC and other local and national organizations, Marlborough homeowners are showing how rain gardens, rain barrels and other green solutions can reduce stormwater runoff and offer other benefits for their property, the community and the region’s watershed. A tour of the neighborhood was held in July; photos from the event can be viewed here. More»
Training from the Academy for Sustainable Communities
MARC's Academy for Sustainable Communities offers seminars, technical workshops, roundtable discussions, speakers' series and other special events focused on how the Kansas City region can serve as a model of sustainability by emphasizing environmental, economic and social success. Visit marc.org/sustain for a complete list of events and opportunities.