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Volunteer April 19th at Project Living Proof

Join Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) staff and board for a hands-on Volunteer Day at Project Living Proof (PLP), a real-life example for sustainable urban living nestled in the heart of Kansas City. Want to make a difference during Earth Month? This is your perfect outlet. Let’s roll up our sleeves and build a better future together.

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We encourage early registration as volunteer spots are limited.

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See you at Project Living Proof!

Why Volunteer?

You can drive impactful environmental change. This volunteer event is a unique opportunity to apply your skills towards PLP’s demonstration of energy efficiency and green urban living. It’s a chance to be part of a community of like-minded professionals dedicated to leveraging their expertise for the greater good. Create a tangible impact on our environment by helping this project build awareness of sustainable practices in urban settings.

Volunteer Activities Include:

  • Enhancing PLP’s landscape and accessibility with gravel and sand adjustments around paver walkways.
  • Preserving wooden walkways and a backyard gravel terrace through water sealing and board replacements.
  • General maintenance and cleaning to ensure PLP continues to shine as a model of green urban living.
  • Power-washing steppingstones and walkways to restore their luster.

Project Background

Between 1904 and 1914, the William Rockhill Nelson estate developed the homes along today’s Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. A century later, MEC transformed one of those homes into Project Living Proof, demonstrating the practicality and beauty of sustainable living. With modern energy-generating equipment and energy-saving features, raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, and native flora, PLP is more than a house—it’s a statement on achievable green living in urban environments.

Join Us

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiast in sustainable building and design, your contribution is invaluable. This is more than a volunteer day—it’s a collaborative effort between caring people that paves the way for a greener, more sustainable Kansas City.

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