Environment Articles

June 14, 2022 | Posted in Environment
Hot sun, clouds and very hot thermometer

As the region faces rising temperatures, cooling centers offer a reprieve from the heat.

April 20, 2022 | Posted in Environment
Earth Day 2022 illustration with recycling logo and recyclable items

Earth Day is on Friday and we hope you join us in taking steps to protect the environment—this week and every week.  

March 1, 2022 | Posted in Environment
Sunny blue sky with light clouds

March 1 is the beginning of ozone season. Know what to do to protect your health and reduce pollution in the event of an Ozone Alert. 

February 8, 2022 | Posted in Environment
EPA Food Recovery Challenge 2021 Regional Award

The EPA Region 7 has recognized the MARC Solid Waste Management District for its notable achievements and innovations in the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.

December 21, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Christmas tree recycling location

When the holidays are over and it’s time to take down your natural holiday trees, wreath and garland, give them a second life by recycling them.

October 4, 2021 | Posted in Environment
MARC representatives receiving the SMM Grant check

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded $174,924 in funding for a project to address food waste reduction in the nine‐county Kansas City region.

September 22, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Two people plogging under an overpass

The Kansas City Plogtober Cleanup is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise while engaging in a socially responsible activity that beautifies the streamside trails in your community.

August 2, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Wildfire with lots of heavy smoke

Smoke from wildfires in Canada swept into the Kansas City region over the weekend. The MARC Air Quality Program encourages residents across the region to limit outdoor activity on Monday, Aug. 2.

July 28, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Car at an emission clinic

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program has issued an orange Ozone Alert for July 29. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-level ozone is expected tomorrow in the Kansas City region.

July 27, 2021 | Posted in Environment
Car at an emission clinic

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality tomorrow

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program has issued an orange Ozone Alert for July 29. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-level ozone is expected tomorrow in the Kansas City region.