CleanAirNow Installs PurpleAir Monitor at El Centro in KCK

Hi friends, On Friday, CleanAirNow co-directors Humberto Lugo and Eric Kirkendall visited the fabulous organization El Centro in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, and had a great time installing our first PurpleAir air pollution monitor on the roof.  Thank you Dr. Kelli Mather for hosting our visit!! The PurpleAir monitor measures fine particulate matter air pollution, also …

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CleanAirNow receives grant from Union of Concerned Scientists to support its work in KCK

With funding from the Shumaker Family Foundation and Moving Forward Network, and in partnership with El Centro Inc. and other local organizations, CleanAirNow has been doing great work in Kansas City, Kansas for several years. We are pleased to announce that we recently received a grant from the Union of Concerned Scientists that will support …

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Building Community Power: on the Frontlines Community Report Back By Ashley Jones

CleanAirNow’s “Building Community Power on the Frontlines Community Report Back and Promotora Celebration” was a night to remember. The celebratory event included speeches from Dr. Elizabeth Friedman, Beto Lugo Martinez and many of the promotoras who work closely with the organization. From the start, CleanAirNow has sought to disrupt and dismantle the environmental racism that …

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Are We Prepared? Why it’s time to invest in renewable energy infrastructure and A Call To Action

This past week, several states in the middle of the country faced rolling blackouts due to extreme weather conditions. The intense cold from the polar vortex has increased the demand for energy to keep people and their families warm. These cold temperatures brought on by the polar vortex and our inability to deal with climate …

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Video Testimonies to Shut Down Lawrence Coal Plant

The Lawrence Coal Plant owned and operated by Evergy has long emitted pollutants into the air, produced toxic coal ash, and negatively impacted the health of our communities. Over the last decade, Evergy has chosen to retrofit its coal plants with expensive pollution control equipment rather than investing in renewable energy sources like wind and …

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It’s time to stop burning coal in kansas

Generating energy from burning fossil fuels has long polluted our skies with toxic pollutants, poisoned our water, and lead to health impacts in our communities such as increased risk of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and other health problems. While the benefits of renewable energy generation continue to grow, Evergy continues to operate its costly coal …

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