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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 16, 2013
City releases sustainability report
Pioneering efforts save money and improve efficiency
Sustainability has been a core operating principle for the City of Kansas City, Mo., ever since the mayor and City Council passed the 2008 Climate Protection Plan. Now, the City has published a 20-page online sustainability report that looks back at the last five years and details how Kansas City has become recognized as a national leader on many environmental fronts, including alternative fuel fleets, whole-building energy monitoring systems, LEED gold and silver standards for new construction and an ambitious overflow control plan that uses large-scale green solutions.
“This report highlights Kansas City's national leadership on sustainability,” said Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo. “It underscores our continued commitment as a City to stay at the forefront when it comes to implementing sustainability practices."
City officials plan to update the report on a monthly basis as new accomplishments are announced that support three key goals of the Climate Protection Plan:
• To improve the quality of our environment
• To advance social equity
• To promote economic vitality
The illustrated report also lists many local and regional organizations partnering with the City on sustainability projects.
View the report at:
http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/citymanager/documents/citymanagersoffice/kcmosustainabilityreport2013.pdf. Individuals may also view it by visiting www.kcmo.org/kcgreen and clicking on “Sustainability in Kansas City.”