Biking in Autumn

2020 ozone season wraps up

The 2020 ozone season has officially ended and, while the data is still being validated, it appears that the Greater Kansas City region exceeded the ozone standard only once. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from sources such as vehicles, industry and power plants react with heat and sunlight. Thankfully, the 2020 ozone season (March 1–Oct. […]

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Visit the redesigned PrepareMetroKC.org

PrepareMetroKC.org is the go-to website for residents in the nine-county Kansas City region to prepare for any emergency. And now it has a new look. The redesigned site makes it easier for visitors to quickly and easily access critical information. Additionally, PrepareMetroKC.org is now responsive to all devices and its content is available for translation […]

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Fire Prevention Week: How to Recycle Old Fire Safety Supplies

This week, Oct. 5-9, marks Fire Prevention Week — an awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that has been educating Americans since its inception in 1925 under President Calvin Coolidge. After decades of observing a week of remembrance for the survivors of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the U.S. government turned […]

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Safe Commute Guide helps employers get commuters to work safely

In partnership with RideKC, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Full Employment Council, MARC has launched the Safe Commute Guide to help employers and commuters get to work safely during COVID-19. As the region continues to balance the economic rebound and public health concerns during COVID-19, safe, accessible employer commute and telecommute […]

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Quality Enhancement Project

Quality enhancement project supports 10 early learning centers

MARC’s Department of Early Learning recently received grant funding from the Kauffman Foundation to support a quality improvement project for early learning centers from now until June 30, 2021. Throughout this project, MARC staff and qualified coaches will work with 10 small, licensed early learning centers in Missouri to improve the centers’ learning environments and […]

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census taker knocks on door

Need to complete the 2020 census? The clock is ticking.

The 2020 Census will end in just over a month on Sept. 30. Because of the shortened deadline, local leaders are encouraging residents across the region to respond now or risk losing federal dollars for vital community services. “We cannot understate the importance of getting a complete and accurate count of Kansas City residents,” said […]

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Tips for recycling during COVID-19

Millions of households around the region are facing newfound stressors and disruptions to their routines due to COVID-19 and the ways in which we are combating its spread. That sudden change in priorities, although having some unintended benefits for automobile emissions levels, has become a burden on the environment in a different way — with […]

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