Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Earth Day Celebration

On Earth Day, Southwind did a trail maintenance project at the Satterthwaite Wildlife Refuge near Udall, Kansas.  Wildflowers were identified and lunch was provided by Frank Akerman.  A few hot dogs were burned for the good of the group.  Southwind then visited the Bartlett Arboretum
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Arkansas River Clean Up

Southwind Group organizes volunteers to clean up a section of the Arkansas River twice a year in cooperation with the City of Wichita’s “Arkansas River Advisory Committee.” On May 6, volunteers from fifteen organizations joined in the community-wide effort to remove litter and debris
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In Case You Wondered Why Kansas is Behind on Wind Power

In the last issue, Energy Committee Chair, Brooks Albery, reported on how Kansas utilities opposed a bill in the Kansas House promoting community wind power. See “Big Electric Utilities Team Up to Oppose Community Wind Bill” in the April-May issue of Planet Kansas. Here
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Topeka Group Makes Plans For Earth Day

The newly reconstituted Topeka Group is making plans for an Earth Day event that will provide the Group with an ongoing, visible presence in the Topeka community.  Jack Smith, Group outings chair, has applied to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s “Adopt a Highway” program for t
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Protect the Flint Hills and give us Wind.

The media industry loves Kansas and why not?  We continually find ways to feed them headlines for their “News of the Weird,” from Senator Kay O’Connor’s  famous statement that women should never had be given the right to vote to Connie Morris of the Kansas State Board of Education cal
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