Each year, KC Regional Clean Cities collects data from stakeholders and produces a coalition report for the U.S. Department of Energy. This report reflects all of the great sustainable transportation efforts of our members. It also provides opportunities for funding sustainable transportation projects, helps promote our coalition and showcases all your fleet has done to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether your organization operates a fleet of alternative fuel vehicles or organized a carpool, we want to hear about it!

Emails requesting information on your efforts to displace petroleum use in transportation have been sent. Contact us if you didn’t receive yours.

We’ve created a spreadsheet to make it easier for you to send us your information. There are eight tabs on the spreadsheet, but you will only need to fill out those that apply to your organization or business. In most situations, 2-3 tabs with just a few lines of information will be sufficient. We are requesting that surveys be returned via email by Friday, March 2 to one of the addresses below.

As always, any information you share with us will be kept confidential. Your individual responses are not shared with anyone outside the DOE or Clean Cities staff. Any reports that are released publicly will contain only aggregated data on petroleum displacement by all respondents.

If you have any questions about the survey, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 816-531-7283 or by emailing your Program Coordinator.
KC Regional Clean Cities Stakeholders contact David Albrecht at david@metroenergy.org
Central Kansas Clean Cities Stakeholders contact Tami Alexander at tami@metroenergy.org

2017 Annual Survey Template KC Regional Clean Cities

On February 22nd, the KC City Council passed Council Member Taylor’s resolution to protest President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to 22 arts and science agencies. This action followed Wednesday’s listening session hosted by the EPA regarding repealing the Clean Power Plan. Several city, state, and federal elected officials weighed in on the importance of Kansas City continuing its focus on clean energy. Perhaps the most powerful statement came from Congressman Cleaver when he spoke about the health of his three year old grandson, saying “I’d like him to be able to breathe; I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”

Since 1983, Metropolitan Energy Center has worked with government agencies, businesses, and citizens to promote environmental health through energy efficiency training, fuel alternatives, and more. This year, MEC is working with various stakeholders across Kansas and Missouri to aid the adoption of fuel alternatives to curb the usage of fossil fuels. Numerous studies indicate that fossil fuel usage is the largest contributor to climate change, and curbing fossil fuel usage improves the health of residents as well as the economy. Since the federal government is signaling a different set of funding priorities, MEC is prepared to continue these programs through the support of our community members.

We are excited to see the community rally behind clean energy and look forward to the community’s continued participation in clean energy initiatives. As Mayor Sly James said, Kansas City is high on the list of cities that have made strides to combat climate change, and it is imperative that local and state communities continue to decrease climate change activities to protect future generations.

Join the Mid-America NAFA Chapter as we enjoy the 2018 Greater Kansas City International Auto Show! This year’s Auto Show will fill Bartle Hall with over 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans. You won’t find a better opportunity to see all makes and models in one location. See all of the technical achievements from the best in the automotive industry. Prior to the show, manufacturers will present model year highlights in our business meeting at the Downtown Marriott. Click here to RSVP now!

Prior to the 10 a.m. public opening, the NAFA Mid-America Chapter has made special arrangements with Bartle Hall to open at 9 a.m. for NAFA participants only. In addition, your paid registration will include 2 additional passes to return to the show!

WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2018
LOCATION: Downtown Marriott / Muehlebach Tower — 200 West 12th Street, Truman Room, Kansas City, MO 64105
AGENDA: 7:15-7:45 a.m. Registration; 7:45 a.m. Breakfast, Business Meeting & Manufacturer Highlights; 9:00 a.m. Auto Show—Private Viewing
COST: $30 (Cash, credit card or check payable to NAFA)

We have arranged for a NAFA special event parking in the “Auditorium Plaza Garage” at 1220 Wyandotte between 12th & 13th Streets and between Central & Wyandotte. Entrances to the garage are located on Central and Wyandotte streets. We will distribute validation slips at the business meeting. Please note, we are unable to validate Marriott garage parking.

Please R.S.V.P. on-line by February 26, 2018 by clicking HERE. Due to attendance guarantees,
registrants who are unable to attend or cancel by February 26, 2018 will be billed.

NAFA March 2, 2018 Meeting Notice – Auto Show