Kansas ( (listen)) is a state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka, and its largest city is Wichita. Kansas is a landlocked state bordered by Nebraska to the north; Missouri to the east; Oklahoma to the south; and Colorado to the west. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks.
Community energy[edit | edit source]
- Solar power in Kansas: It is estimated that 25% of electricity in Kansas could be provided by rooftop solar panels.
- Wind power in Kansas: The U.S. State of Kansas has high potential capacity for wind power, second behind Texas. The most recent estimates (2012) are that Kansas has a potential for 952 GW of wind power capacity yet has only about 1.2 GW installed. Kansas could generate 3,102 TW·h of electricity each year, which represents over 75% of all the electricity generated in the United States in 2011.
Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
Food activism[edit | edit source]
Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]
Wikipedia: Hiking trails in Kansas (category)
Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]
Wellness Weaver, a timebank, has collaborated with partners around the US to connect people who want to create a FUNctional Health and Wellness Workers Cooperative — a wellness-oriented Mutual Aid Network.
"The value of the Mutual Aid Network is to bring the wisdom and expertise of those that have used time banking formally as a way to help develop and support the best functioning Wellness Oriented Mutual Aid Network," says Helen Stucky Weaver, retired nurse and founder of Wellness Weavers.
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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]
- Centre for Sustainability, University of Kansas
- K-State Sustainability, information from Kansas State University
- Sustainability Department of Douglas County
- Sustainability, City of Lawrence
Greensburg, Kansas[edit | edit source]
Greensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kiowa County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 United States census, the population of the city was 740. It is home to the world's largest hand-dug well. On the evening of May 4, 2007, Greensburg was devastated by an EF5 tornado that leveled at least 95 percent of the city and killing eleven people between the ages of 46 and 84. Today, Greensburg stands as a model "green town", often described as the greenest in America. The hospital, city hall, and school have all been built to the highest certification level issued by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]
Cycling: Kansas City B-Cycle related apps
News and comment[edit | edit source]
Kansas City becomes first major U.S. city to make public transit free, Alissa Walker, Dec 6
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