Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Celebrating Juneteenth

Building Community Relations in Kansas City and World Wide On Saturday, June 18, Sierra Club’s Kanza Group members Tom Thompson and Elaine Giessel, with her daughter Rachel, tabled at the NAACP’s 6th annual Juneteenth celebration at Quindaro Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Funds fo
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KCP&L Hasn’t Made Case for Coal Plant

Kansas City Power and Light Co. spent the past year putting on workshops for big power customers and community players in hopes of gaining a consensus for their latest long range energy plan.  KCP&L serves a large portion of the Kansas City metro area.  The local environmental and
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Camping in the Ozark National Forest

On a sunny spring Friday last April my husband and I bucked the system, pulled our three young kids out of school and headed down Ozark way to join twelve other Sierrans for the Club’s annual Blanchard Springs campout.  This was our family’s first-ever outing with the good folks from
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6th Annual Sustainable Homes Tour and Energy Fair

Concerned with rising energy costs?  Been hearing about the green building movement?  Want to know more about alternative energy? Thinking about building a new home or remodeling the one you have?  Then plan on attending the Sixth Annual Heartland Sustainable Homes Tour and Energy Fai
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Kanza Group of the Sierra Club award Russell and Helen Means

On April 16, 2005 during the Kanza Group’s Celebration of Earth Day, Russell and Helen Means were honored with the Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Achievement (Public Lands for Future Generations). The award was given to the Means in recognition of their devotion to protecting o
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