We are proud to announce that we are the recipients of a Can’d Aid Crush it Crusade grant!

In November 2022 the Lake Region was awarded $13,718 through the Crush it Crusade grant program for the purchase of recycling containers and storage carts to be used at county fairs and other large public events in all six of our member counties (Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Linn, Miami, Osage). The grant funding also includes educational and outreach training and materials. So, look for the new collection containers and banners at a local event in your county this year!

Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through a unique integrated approach, they distribute water, provide access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Their Crush it Crusade grant program aims to increase recycling rates nationwide, while spreading the word about the benefits of infinitely recyclable aluminum! Learn more at https://candaid.org/crush-it-crusade/

County Fair Boards and other local organizers are always looking for volunteers to assist with the proper collection of trash and recycling. If you would like to be involved in helping to promote or assist with these Sustainability efforts, then reach out to our Regional Coordinator and she will get you in touch with the right people.

KOR WORKS! Conference (April 2023)

Join us April 18-20, 2023 for the Kansas Organization of Recyclers (KOR) WORKS! Conference in Manhattan, KS.

WORKS! is the premier recycling and waste reduction conference in Kansas and there is a great lineup of speakers, presentations and roundtables scheduled.

Sponsorship of the WORKS! Conference provides maximum exposure before, during, and following the event.

Special event sponsorships, a full event agenda and registration are available online at www.kskor.org.

 

Regional Climate Action Planning

In pursuing its mission to draw down the region's greenhouse gas emissions, Climate Action KC, in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and other area contributors assembled the first ever KC Regional Climate Action Plan. The plan proposes a flexible framework to help mitigate climate change by achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It also shows how the region can become a more resilient, equitable and healthy region.

For more information or resources related to the KC Regional Climate Action Plan visit at www.marc.org/Environment/Climate-Action

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LRSWA Board Meetings

Board meetings are held quarterly at rotating locations within the six counties.

If you would like to attend or participate, please contact the Regional Coordinator at lrswa@lakeregionsolidwaste.org.

Click here to see the date and location of the next meeting.