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  • 09 Jun 2015 2:25 PM | Anonymous


  • 29 May 2015 2:15 PM | Anonymous

    Sign up today for an exclusive Kansas City Schoolyard Garden Summit event on July 14, 2015, featuring a keynote address from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. This regional summit is intended to share best practices among schools and school districts, as well as provide provide fun, educational methods to use school gardens for healthy food options, curriculum and to involve community members. We will also give an overview of the schoolyard garden movement in Kansas City, and provide tips for starting and maintaining a school garden.

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
    4747 Flora Ave Kansas City, MO 64110

    $10 (Includes t-shirt, breakfast & lunch. A $40 value.)

    Program Questions: Email MaryAnna at or call 816-931-3877.

    Payment & Registration Questions: Email Summer Evans at, or mail payment to: USGBC Central Plains, P.O. Box 41476, Kansas City, MO 64141.

    View Summit Schedule & Breakout Session

    Event Flyer


  • 01 May 2015 7:25 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Living Green Bike Tour on Saturday, May 9th, and enjoy a peddle power tour of the Plaza/University/Arts District. We will see local arts and architecture projects, visit sustainably minded companies, and find the best food and drink in the area!

    Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m.

    Meet at Kauffman Memorial Garden, 4800 Rockhill Road, and depart promptly at 10:00 a.m.

    Arrive at the 40th and Broadway B-Cycle station, to imbibe and discuss our adventures.

    What to bring:
    Please meet with your own bike, with a bike lock and helmet. B-Cycles will be provided for those who do not have a bicycle.

    USGBC Central Plains Members: Free
    Non-members: $5

    Register Now

    If you have any questions, please email

    Event Flyer

  • 22 Apr 2015 1:14 PM | Anonymous

    Join us for an impromptu after work social to learn about membership, volunteer opportunities, and network with members and non-members. Come enjoy a few refreshments on us and be sure to bring a friend! 

    Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

    Working Spaces
    104 West 9th Street, Suite 101
    Kansas City, MO 64105 

    This event is free and all are welcome! 

    For more information, email Jay Guerra at  

    Social Flyer 


    Thank You to our Event Host & Sponsor! 


  • 09 Apr 2015 1:55 PM | Anonymous


    Join Kansas City Mayor Sly James as he recognizes participants in his 2014 Energy Challenge Program.

    WHEN: April 20, 20158:30 a.m-10:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Kansas City Chamber Board Room, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

    A light breakfast and parking will be provided.

    Please RSVP to Jamie Green at

    Questions? Call 816-797-7122

  • 26 Mar 2015 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the winners of the Central Plains Chapter student awards at the 64th Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair at Union Station on March 12-14. This is the area's largest science fair with more than 1,300 students in grades 4-12 participating.

    Student Winners:

    Abby Ingram, Reanne DeBose, Lance Willyard and Blair VanBiber

    Advising Teachers:

    Lindsey Constance, Shawnee Mission School District

    Jennifer Medina, Blue Springs School District


    Each year, the Chapter's Green Schools team recognizes two projects that best advance the goal of providing green schools to every child within a generation. Abby, Reanne, Lance and Blair will each receive a renewable-powered charger for USB devices, and Ms. Constance and Ms. Medina are each granted an annual membership in the USGBC Central Plains Chapter. 

    The Chapter judges were particularly impressed by the scholars' use of science to evaluate technical solutions for food waste. Food waste at schools in the U.S. is estimated at roughly 30 to 40 percent of the food supply. In 2013, USDA and EPA jointly launched a U.S. Food Waste Challenge, and many regional schools are considering composting cafeteria waste. These scholars' research forms the basis for work in the field of byproduct synergy - where food waste is used as an input in the manufacture of materials or the generation of energy.


    More event details

  • 24 Mar 2015 11:43 PM | Anonymous

    The Central Plains Chapter is asking for additional signers to join our support of building energy benchmarking and reporting in Kansas City.


    The "Working Draft Ordinance" for a building energy tracking initiative or ordinance ( provides building owners with the information needed to manage buildings responsibly. The Chapter agrees with transparent building energy use that will not only benefit building owners and tenants, but also our community at large. We're committed to providing support to the City in carrying out this ordinance as an educational resource and communications arm. We further plan to promote this initiative publicly and strengthening awareness of building efficiency measures in the marketplace.


    To join the Central Plains Chapter and others in this effort and include your organization on the list of supporters, email Jennifer Gunby ( your company logo at your nearest convenience. 

    View Support Letter & Supporters 

  • 20 Mar 2015 8:40 AM | Anonymous


    Why do you stand for Green Buildings? 


    In March, the Chapter kicked off a new social media campaign asking members why they believe sustainability and green buildings are important to the industry. Be sure to tell us why you stand for Green Buildings the next Chapter meeting or event, and check out what others are saying on our Facebook page.



  • 18 Mar 2015 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Is Electric Charging Right for Your Company?


    Join your hosts, the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce, USGBC Central Plains, Electrify Heartland Coalition and Kansas City Regional Clean Cities, to learn the opportunities, benefits and considerations of offering electric charging to your employees.


    Building owners and facility managers who are interested in having one or more electric charging stations on KCP&L's Clean Charge Network should register for this event. The Clean Charge Network extends across KCP&L's entire service area. Learn more at KCP&L's website. Not in KCP&L's service territory? Workplace charging may still be right for your company. 


    Wednesday, April 1, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

    Greater KC Chamber Boardroom at Union Station
    30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO


    This event is FREE!


    Register to Attend


  • 20 Feb 2015 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    Interested in becoming a member of the Central Plains Chapter? Join members for an impromptu after work social to learn about membership, volunteer opportunities, and network with members. Come enjoy a few refreshments on us, and a pick-up game of pool, ping pong, foosball, darts, arcade games, or shuffleboard.

    Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

    BRR Architecture's re:bar

    6700 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 


    This event is free and all are welcome!


    For more information, email Jay Guerra at


    Thank you to our event host! 






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