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It's not easy being green

Sustainability leaders are trying to make Kansas City the greenest place in the country. With an overall goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the KC Regional Climate Action Plan covers 80% of the region's population.

The Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan was created in 2021 and set an ambitious goal of net-zero carbon emissions in the region by 2050. Efforts are already underway throughout the metro to make that a reality and leaders are confident it can be done.

Up To Date's Steve Kraske spoke with Hillary Parker Thomas, board chair of Climate Action KC; Jeremy Knoll, president of Climate Action KC and Tom Jacobs, chief resilience officer for the Mid-America Regional Council for an update on the plan.

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Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Trevor Grandin, Byron Love and KCUR Studios and edited by Gabe Rosenberg and Lisa Rodriguez.

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