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Energy

Energy Efficiency
Green Energy

Water

Water Conservation
Stormwater

Waste

Waste & Recycling
Organic Waste

Green Maintenance

Green Cleaning
Groundskeeping

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing


Transportation


General Sustainability Assistance



Energy Efficiecny

National Resources

Energy Efficiency

N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center; U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. The linked webpage lists the energy programs available in the state of Missouri.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

Liberty Utilities Missouri

Department or Program: Missouri High-Efficiency Equipment Rebate
Liberty Utilities is offering a rebate to our Missouri customers on the purchase of high-efficiency ENERGY STAR natural gas home heating and water heating equipment. The rebate applies for natural gas equipment upgrades in an existing home or business served by Liberty Utilities.
Location:   MO     Type: Private  
Contact : Energy Federation Incorporated   (877) 333-9965  
Incentives: Yes  

The Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC)

The mission of the MEC is to help create resource efficiency, environmental health, and economic vitality in the Kansas City region. The MEC offers programs, rebates, and grants in various fields that aim to improve energy efficiency.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : MEC general contact   (816) 531-7283  
Email: office@kcenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy)

Department or Program: The Missouri Clean Energy District (MCED)
PACE can be a great way to help you finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on commercial buildings. Energy efficient retrofits are a highly effective way to reduce energy consumption and green house gas emissions. Through PACE, your financing is repaid through an increased assessment on your property tax bill. Approved projects are expected to create a net economic benefit, because your energy cost saving and other associated cash savings should be greater than your increased assessment.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact; J.L. ?Kris? Christopher, Program Manager   (866) 554-4083; (866) 554-4083 x701  
Email: http://www.mced.mo.gov/contact-mocef/;   jchristopher@MCED.mo.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Department or Program: Division of Energy; Businesses
The U.S. and Missouri funding opportunities and incentives listed and linked below are for financial incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency ? those designed primarily for businessesrather than funding opportunities for research & development, outreach, or inter-governmental programs.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact   (573) 751-2254; (855) 522-2796  
Email: energy@ded.mo.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU)

Rebates are available for the following: the installation of all electric or dual-fuel heat pumps, installation of electric resistance heating systems, new electric water heater installation, all-electric apartments per unit installation on a new or retrofit heat pump and an electric water heater, 40 gallons or larger.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General contact   (913) 573-9000  
Email: http://www.bpu.com/ContactusForm.aspx  
Incentives: Yes  

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

Department or Program: Emissions Clinics
The MARC Air Quality Program works with partners to provide voluntary emissions-testing and gas-cap testing clinics across the region, free of charge.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : MARC Air Quality Program   (816) 474-4240  
Email: airQ@marc.org  

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

Department or Program: KC Idle-Free
KC Idle-Free is a free program that makes it easy to rid your business of the pollution and waste caused by idling. We?ll provide you with free, permanent signs that designate ?idle-free zones? around your business, and give you fliers that show customers and employees why it doesn?t make sense to idle. We can even work with you step-by-step to help you develop messages that are appropriate for your business and industry.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : MARC Air Quality Program   (816) 474-4240  
Email: airQ@marc.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Metropolitan Energy Center

Department or Program: EnergyWorks KC
EnergyWorks KC is a current program available to Kansas City, MO businesses developed through a grant from the Department of Energy and administered through the Metropolitan Energy Center. It provides all the tools and support you need to increase energy efficiency and save thousands of dollars in the process. EnergyWorks KC connects you to the many energy efficiency programs available for business improvements. Our expert customer service representatives personally walk you through the numerous rebate incentives and help you complete the paperwork to fulfill program requirements. We can also link you to reputable and certified energy contractors to perform any upgrades you choose.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Scott Burnett, Commercial Buildings Customer Service Representative   (816) 365-6664  
Email: scott.burnett@kcenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L)

KCP&L offers energy efficiency rebates for businesses in the KCP&L-MO and GMO service areas. Standard and custom rebates available.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Private  
Contact : General contact   (866) 503-9092  
Email: businessrebates@kcpl.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Missouri Gas Energy (MGE)

Department or Program: Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Rebate Program
Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) 2014-2015 Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Rebate program provides business customers standard and custom rebates for the implementation of natural gas energy efficiency measures. Businesses may also be eligible for an energy audit rebate when a recommended improvement that qualifies for a rebate is completed.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact   (816) 756-5252  
Email: energy.sense@thelacledegroup.com  
Incentives: Yes  

Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative

Department or Program: Business Lighting Rebate
Platte-Clay offers a business lighting rebate program to commercial, industrial and agricultural cooperative members with more than 10 bulbs or fixtures at their facility. The rebate amount will be determined prior to installation and calculated based on an audit of existing and replacement lighting. Total rebate amount is limited to $30,000 per member per year and in no case will exceed 40 percent of the total equipment cost. Rebates are based on kilowatt hours saved, calculated at 6 cents per kWh.
Location: Kearney   MO     Type: Public/Private  
Contact : General contact   (816) 628-3121  
Email: mail@pcec.coop  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA)

Department or Program: Missouri Market Development Program: Recycled Products Directory
The Recycled Products Directory is a guide to recycled products that are manufactured and sold in Missouri. The Missouri Market Development Program was created to promote the development of markets for recovered materials and recycled products in Missouri. We do this by providing financial incentives, technical assistance, consulting and informational services to businesses, governments and other organizations. This guide is only a small listing of the recycled products that are available for the general consumer; it does not include all recycled products that are offered by your local retailer or manufacturers. This publication is not an endorsement for any product, its availability, price or quality, but simply a guide to some of the recycled products available.
Location: Jefferson City   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact   (573) 751-4919  
Email: eiera@eiera.mo.gov;   http://eiera.mo.gov/contact/  
Incentives: Yes  

National Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Resources
Portal to extensive resources for environmentally preferable purchasing techniques, strategies, policies, training, product and service directories, state and local programs, and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Deborah Nesbitt  
Email: nesbitt.deborah@epa.gov  

EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool)

Comprehensive searchable database and environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Green Electronics Counsel General Contact   (503) 279-9383, (503) 279-9381 (Fax)  

Environmental Paper Network

Sustainable paper procurement resources including fact sheets, tools for purchasers, calculators, apps, news and more.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  
Email: info@environmentalpaper.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

National Association of State Procurement Officials

Department or Program: Green Purchasing Guide
Guide to adopting a responsible purchasing program, concepts and benefits of green purchasing, recommended steps, proven implementation strategies, and links to other resources.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

ConServe: National Restaurant Association

Department or Program: Conserve Program: Serving Up Sustainability
Sustainability solutions for food service including best practices, educational videos, money-saving techniques and customized action plans.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (202) 331-5900 or (800) 424-5156  
Email: conserve@restaurant.org  

Responsible Purchasing Network

Green purchasing webinars, technical assistance, purchasing guides, membership opportunities, and many more resources and links.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Contact   (510) 547-5475  
Email: membership@responsiblepurchasing.org  

General Sustainability Assistance

Environmental Protection Agency

Department or Program: Environmental Protrection Agency Region 7 Pollution Prevention
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : EPA Region 7 general contact; Marcus Rivas; Jennifer Dawani; Jim Callier   (913) 551-7003; (800) 223-0425  
Email: Rivas.Marcus@epa.gov;   dawani.jennifer@epa.gov;   Callier.James@epa.gov  

The Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)

Department or Program: EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)
The Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC) improves resource sharing among the programs, businesses, and agencies within EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) that provide waste reduction services and expertise to business and industry. Such services include a business guide to purchasing issues and tips to reduce waste in the office and case studies from EPA funded research for companies in Region 7 that pursued sustainability initiatives while increasing their profit margin.
Location: Omaha   NE     Type: Public  
Contact : Rick Yoder; Jean Waters; General contact   (402) 554-2521  
Email: ryoder@unomaha.edu;   Jwaters@unomaha.edu;   http://p2ric.org/contact/  

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Department or Program: Grants and Loans
The provided webpage lists and links loan and rebate programs available in the state of Missouri.
Location: Jefferson City   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact   (800) 361-4827; (573) 751-3443  
Email: contact@dnr.mo.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Missouri Environmental Assistance Center (MOEAC)

Department or Program: University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BPD)
The University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BDP) is a statewide network which helps businesses succeed in every stage from concept to startup, growth to renewal, mature to succession through a variety of programs.
Location: Columbia   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : Paul Bateson; Steven Devlin   (573) 882-9976; (573) 882-5011  
Email: BatesonP@missouri.edu;   devlinsl@umsystem.edu  

U.S. Department of Energy; Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC)

Department or Program: Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition
The Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition provides technical assistance, education, training, media assistance and support policy-related initiatives for its members and stakeholders. Our members include organizations, companies, and individuals who are interested in promoting the use of cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles in order to improve air quality and health, curb dependence on petroleum, minimize climate change, and support the local economy.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Public/Private  
Contact : MEC general contact   (816) 531-7283  
Email: office@kcenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Department or Program: Division of Environmental Quality
The provided webpage lists and links programs various environmental programs within the Division of Environmental Quality.
Location: Jefferson City   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact   (800) 361-4827; (573) 751-3443  
Email: contact@dnr.mo.gov  

Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC)

Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) is a 400-member not-for-profit organization which is concerned with environmental issues. The statewide organization is a coalition of citizens, businesses, consultants, regulators, and others concerned with the management and disposal of generated wastes and other environmental issues.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Sandra Sabanske, Executive Director   (913) 381-4458  
Email: mwcc@sbcglobal.net;   http://www.mowastecoalition.org/page-1416254  

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

Department or Program: KC Idle-Free
KC Idle-Free is a free program that makes it easy to rid your business of the pollution and waste caused by idling. We?ll provide you with free, permanent signs that designate ?idle-free zones? around your business, and give you fliers that show customers and employees why it doesn?t make sense to idle. We can even work with you step-by-step to help you develop messages that are appropriate for your business and industry.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : MARC Air Quality Program   (816) 474-4240  
Email: airQ@marc.org  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Bridging the Gap

Department or Program: Green Business Network KC
Become a member of Bridging The Gap?s Green Business Network KC to join a group of Kansas City area businesses that are coming together to share their environmental successes and challenges, exchange ideas, and learn more about sustainability efforts taking place in businesses across the region. Capitalize on the expertise of over 100 professionals who are ready to help facilitate your journey toward responsible business decisions. Cost to join varies by membership level.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Leslie Barland   (816) 561-1061 x128  

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

Department or Program: AirQ Workplace Partnership
The AirQ Partnership is about creating a network of employers and their employees across the region who care about clean air and take simple actions to reduce pollution. Members of this partnership learn about actions that make our air cleaner and healthier ? many of which also save money. More than 170 companies, organizations, and government agencies across Greater Kansas City have joined the AirQ Workplace Partnership.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : MARC Air Quality Program   (816) 474-4240  
Email: airQ@marc.org  

National Resources

Center for Integrated Pest Management

Department or Program: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship
Integrated pest management information, education, links to regional resource centers - plus resources for safe pesticide use with crops, structures and landscaping.
Location: Type: Non-profit  
Contact :

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: PestWise Program
Sustainable pest management implementation guidance and technical reports, fact sheets, brochures, funding, grants, awards, news and events. Includes Landscaping Initiative for businesses and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (800) 972-7717  
Email: pesp.info@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Design for the Environment
Recognizes safer consumer and commercial products through DfE labeling, also offers technical tools and expertise, defines best practices across sectors, and offers incentives for businesses to participate.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program  
Email: http://www.Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA).gov/oppt/dfe/contacts.htm   or   dfe@Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA).gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Green Seal

Searchable product and cleaning service databases, and other resources promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (202) 872-6400, (202) 872-6400 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.greenseal.org/AboutGreenSeal/ContactUs.aspx  

U.S. Green Building Council

LEED green building education, certification, case study, tools, and other resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (800) 795-1747  
Email: http://www.usgbc.org/contactus  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Environmental Paper Network

Comprehensive resources, tools and advice on environmentally-superior, cost-effective and responsible paper choices.
Location: Asheville   NC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (828) 251-8558  
Email: http://www.whatsinyourpaper.com/index.php?option=com_fabrik&Itemid=49  

Green Cleaning

National Resources

Green Energy

N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center; U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. The linked webpage lists the energy programs available in the state of Missouri.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact  
Email: http://www.dsireusa.org/contact-us/  
Incentives: Yes  

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Department or Program: Division of Energy; Businesses
The U.S. and Missouri funding opportunities and incentives listed and linked below are for financial incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency ? those designed primarily for businessesrather than funding opportunities for research & development, outreach, or inter-governmental programs.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact   (573) 751-2254; (855) 522-2796  
Email: energy@ded.mo.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

Department or Program: Clean Diesel Grant Program
The MARC Air Quality Program administers grants on behalf of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that fund Clean Diesel projects in the Greater Kansas City area. Among other things, these projects may fund the purchase and installation of devices that reduce emissions or use fuel more efficiently.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : MARC Air Quality Program   (816) 474-4240  
Email: airQ@marc.org  

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L)

The KCP&L Solar Power Rebate encourages the use of solar technology, a renewable power source that has a positive impact on the planet.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Private  
Contact : Solar Team   (816) 242-5971  
Incentives: Yes  

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

The links provided list solar power installers that are located in Missouri and Kansas and utility companies that provide services and incentives for solar power implementation.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Contact listed services individually  

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Green Power Partnership
Resources for buying green power, top-ranked green power providers, partnership incentives and benefits, and more sustainable energy resources.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : James Critchfield, Director; Melissa Klein, Communications Director   James: (202) 343-9442 Melissa: (202)343-9207  
Email: critchfield.james@epa.gov,   klein.melissa@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Educational resources on renewable energy and energy technologies.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Washington, D.C. Office   (202) 488-2200  
Email: http://www.nrel.gov/webmaster.html  

Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition

Department or Program: Energy Policy Act of 2005
Deductions for commercial facilities meeting specific energy reduction targets as a result of energy efficiency improvements.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of NEMA Government Relations  
Email: kyl_pitsor@nema.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Center for Resource Solutions

Department or Program: Green-e
Certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products: an independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market.
Location: San Francisco   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (415) 561-2100, (415) 561-2105 (Fax)  
Email: info@green-e.org,   energy@gree-e.org  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency)
Provides information on federal, state and local rebates and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Raleigh   NC     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Varies by state & program  
Email: http://dsireusa.org/contacts/  
Incentives: Yes  

Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

Business association of solar energy companies based in New England. Provides list of resources related to solar energy.
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (857) 488-4454  
Email: info@sebane.org  

Solar Energy International (SEI)

Training, resources and services on renewable energy technologies and systems.
Location: Carbondale   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (970) 963-8855  
Email: http://www.solarenergy.org/?s=general+contact+information  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Energy Star
Information, education, benchmarking tools, product information, and recognition programs to improve energy efficiency. Online Service Provider Partner list available.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : Energy Star Hotline   (888)782-7937, (703)412-3086  
Email: http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

SWEEP: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Department or Program: US Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP), with State Energy Program (SEP) & the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
Provides tools and resources to implement sustainable clean energy programs. Energy Efficiency Block Grants available. Service area includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (303) 447-0078, (303) 447-0158 (Fax)  
Email: info@swenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Department of Energy

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Program
Funds research, provides information, data and training on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://energy.gov/eere/about-us/office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-contacts  
Incentives: Yes  

WSU Extension Energy Program

Department or Program: Resource Conservation Management Program
National energy efficiency and renewable energy clearinghouses providing technical and programmatic guidance, resource accounting tools, newsletter, workshops, and other energy efficiency resources.
Location: Olympia   WA     Type: Public  
Contact : Main Olympia Office   (360) 956-2000, (360) 956-2217 (Fax)  
Email: info@energy.wsu.edu  

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)

Department or Program: Commercial Programs
Promotes high efficiency product design, manufacturing and purchasing as well as information on specific products (e.g., HVAC, Lighting, commercial kitchens).
Location: Boston   MA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://www.cee1.org/content/about  

Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC)

Department or Program: Natural Gas Efficiency website
Promotes energy efficient natural gas solutions: technologies, audit tools, case studies, rebates and incentive information.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Energy Solutions Center General Contact   (202) 824-7152, (202) 824-7096 (Fax)  
Email: dweiss@escenter.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Department or Program: Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Compendium
Online compendium of energy efficiency and pollution prevention best practices and technical assistance, incl. energy audits, workshops, webinars, financial assistance, and implementation.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (202) 299-9701  
Email: nppr@p2.org  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

The Climate Trust

Department or Program: RECs, offsets, consulting
Provide carbon credits, customized voluntary climate programs, and climate consulting services for governments, utilities and large businesses.
Location: Portland   OR     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (503) 238-1915  
Email: info@climatetrust.org  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS)
Businesses may recover investments in certain renewable energy technologies property through depreciation deductions.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : Public Information - (IRS)   (800) 829-1040  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Corporate tax credit for qualifying renewable energy equipment and systems.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1041  
Incentives: Yes  

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department or Program: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
A per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated by qualified energy resources and sold by the taxpayer to an unrelated person.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : (800) 829-1042  
Incentives: Yes  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: Energy Star
Provides information, education, benchmarking tools, and recognition programs to improve Green Energy. Portfolio Manager is a free online benchmarking tool for commercial buildings.
Location: Washington   DC     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (888) 782-7937 or (703) 412-3086  
Email: Online   Form:   http://energystar.supportportal.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=23018&_referrer=http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=contact.ct_index&s=footer&s=footer  
Measurement Tools: Yes

Green Maintenance

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Groundskeeping

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Organic Waste

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Organic Waste & Food Donation

Food Pantries

Food Pantries provides a directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger throughout the U.S. The webpage provided lists all of the Kansas City food pantries.
Location: Kansas City   MO    
Contact : Food Pantries general contact; Contact listed services individually  
Email: http://www.foodpantries.org/ar/about  

Feeding America

Department or Program: Harvesters ? The Community Food Network
Make a food industry donation by donating surplus product inventory to Harvesters. The process is safe, efficient and cost-effective. We accept donations of dry, refrigerated and frozen foods, and household goods and personal hygiene items. We adhere to strict food safety guidelines and provide complete product tracking, including recall capabilities. Additionally, Restaurants, cafeterias, and hospitals can donate prepared, but unserved, foods to Harvesters? Food Rescue program. We will work with you to distribute this valuable food to area agencies with on-site feeding programs, including community kitchens and shelters.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Kansas City, MO location general contact   (816) 929-3000  
Email: acquisition@harvesters.org  

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BioCycle Magazine

Department or Program: Find A Composter
A free directory of composting facilities throughout North America.
Location: Type: Public  
Contact : General Contact   (610) 967-4135 ext.21  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WasteWise
Free technical assistance, tools, regional contacts, awards, and other resources to reduce and recycle solid waste and selected industrial wastes.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (800) 372-9473  
Email: wastewisehelp@epa.gov  

Biodegradable Products Institute

Education, information and resources re: compostable materials and composting.
Location: New York   NY     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (800) 274-5646  
Email: info@bpiworld.org  

FindAComposter.com

Free searchable directory of composting facilities throughout North America.
Location: Emmaus   PA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (610) 967-4135 x 21  
Email: info@findacomposter.com  

Stormwater

Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association, Inc.

The Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association, Inc. is involved in floodplain and stormwater management within the State of Missouri. The Association provides an additional link between state/federal government agencies and the local community official or private company or individual. Annual membership dues are $25 for individuals and $100 for corporate members, which includes up to 5 memberships.
Location:   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Scott Edgar, P.E., CFM, President   (816) 969-1800  
Email: Scott.Edgar@cityofls.net  

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Transportation

U.S. Department of Energy; Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC)

Department or Program: Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition
The Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition provides technical assistance, education, training, media assistance and support policy-related initiatives for its members and stakeholders. Our members include organizations, companies, and individuals who are interested in promoting the use of cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles in order to improve air quality and health, curb dependence on petroleum, minimize climate change, and support the local economy.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Public/Private  
Contact : MEC general contact   (816) 531-7283  
Email: office@kcenergy.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA)

Department or Program: Transit Riders? Incentive Plan (TRIP)
You and your employer can save on commuting costs through the Transit Riders? Incentive Plan or ?TRIP.? TRIP member employers save as much as $100 per employee on yearly payroll taxes. Likewise, employees are enjoying the pre-tax savings, discounted 31-Day passes and lower costs to maintain their automobile through TRIP.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : TRIP coordinator   (816) 346-0274  
Email: metro@kcata.org  
Incentives: Yes  

Johnson County Transit

Department or Program: The JO
The JO Passport is Johnson County Transit's (JCT) 31 day bus pass that gives riders the convenience of a one time fee and allows them to save over 28% off of the regular Standard Express bus fare. JO Passport members are sold passes at an extra discounted rate. The JO Passport is also good on Metro buses. The JO Passport is only available for purchase by businesses.
Location: Olathe   KS     Type: Public  
Contact : Johnson County Transit general contact   (816) 221-0660  
Email: qualityassurance@kcata.org  

National Resources

EPA

Department or Program: SmartWay
Resources on sustainable freight transportation and supply chain fuel efficiency incl. partner resources, trends and indicators, finance programs and more.
Location: Ann Arbor   MI     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (734) 214-4767, (734) 214-4052 (Fax)  
Email: smartway_transport@epa.gov  
Incentives: Yes  

Waste & Recycling

Bridging the Gap

Bridging The Gap currently manages three of KCMO?s recycling centers. The money received from the materials is paid to the City of Kansas City, Missouri, which helps to cover the operating costs of the Centers. The linked webpage lists drop-off community recycling centers in Kansas City.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General contact   (816) 561-1087  
Email: https://www.bridgingthegap.org/contact-us/  

Bridging the Gap

Department or Program: Midwest Materials Exchange
Midwest Materials Exchange (MME), powered by PlanetReuse, is a free online marketplace for companies in Missouri and neighboring states to market their commercial by-products, recyclables, and other commodities. Commercial by-products are items that fall into categories including, but not limited to: Biomass, Chemicals, Electronics, Foods & Organics, Glass, Metals, Minerals, Paper, Plastics, Rubber, Textiles & Fiber and/or Wood.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General contact   (816) 561-1087  
Email: https://www.bridgingthegap.org/contact-us/  

Bridging the Gap

The linked webpage lists recycling centers in the Kansas City area equipped to handle electronics and appliance recycling.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General contact   (816) 561-1087  
Email: https://www.bridgingthegap.org/contact-us/  

Bridging the Gap

Department or Program: Green and Litter-Free Events
Our Green and Litter-Free Events program provides recycling bins for a nominal rental fee, bags, and other resources to help you minimize waste at neighborhood events, community festivals, cultural gatherings, races, and other outdoor events. Our program helps you educate the public, save money by conserving resources, reduce landfill use and decrease event clean-up. We also provide informative tools to educate and empower coordinators, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and attendees about their role in keeping your event clean and sustainable.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Sadie Gardner   (816) 561-1061 x135  
Email: kkcb@bridgingthegap.org  

Ripple Glass

Ripple Glass collection sites are conveniently located all around the KC metro area, and in Jefferson City, Missouri. If your business has a small volume of glass waste, we recommend self-hauling to the Ripple Glass bin located near you. For larger amounts of glass waste, we can help to place a container on-site. Several sizes are available.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Private  
Contact : General contact   (816) 221-4527  
Email: info@rippleglass.com  

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District

Department or Program: RecycleSpot
RecycleSpot is your one-stop spot for information about recycling, reuse and waste reduction in Greater Kansas City. We help connect you to hundreds of area services and providers and give you information on what?s available in your community. You can search RecycleSpot to find out what to do with everything from plastic bottles and aluminum cans to old paint and yard waste.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : RecycleSpot general contact; Contact listed services individually   (816) 474-8326  
Email: recycle@marc.org  

Missouri Recycling Association (MORA)

MORA supports waste reduction and recycling efforts in Missouri. We do this by providing information, education, and technical support. We partner with state, national and regional organizations to advance recycling in order to recover valuable materials and create jobs. MORA workshops and annual conference bring all parts of the recycling loop together to share information and resources. Based on membership level MORA provides a specific set of ever increasing benefits.
Location: Jefferson City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : General contact   (573) 491-4255  
Email: http://www.mora.org/contact-us.html;   angie@mora.org  

The Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)

Department or Program: EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)
The Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC) improves resource sharing among the programs, businesses, and agencies within EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) that provide waste reduction services and expertise to business and industry. Such services include a business guide to purchasing issues and tips to reduce waste in the office and case studies from EPA funded research for companies in Region 7 that pursued sustainability initiatives while increasing their profit margin.
Location: Omaha   NE     Type: Public  
Contact : Rick Yoder; Jean Waters; General contact   (402) 554-2521  
Email: ryoder@unomaha.edu;   Jwaters@unomaha.edu;   http://p2ric.org/contact/  

Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC)

Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) is a 400-member not-for-profit organization which is concerned with environmental issues. The statewide organization is a coalition of citizens, businesses, consultants, regulators, and others concerned with the management and disposal of generated wastes and other environmental issues.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : Sandra Sabanske, Executive Director   (913) 381-4458  
Email: mwcc@sbcglobal.net;   http://www.mowastecoalition.org/page-1416254  

Habitat For Humanity Kansas City

Department or Program: Habitat Kansas City ReStore
Habitat ReStore accepts both new and used building materials and furniture that are in good, usable condition.
Location: Kansas City   MO     Type: Non-Profit  
Contact : KC ReStore general contact   (816) 231-6889  
Email: Jessica   Ray,   ReStore   Director:   JRay@habitatkc.org  

Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA)

Department or Program: Missouri Market Development Program: Recycled Products Directory
The Recycled Products Directory is a guide to recycled products that are manufactured and sold in Missouri. The Missouri Market Development Program was created to promote the development of markets for recovered materials and recycled products in Missouri. We do this by providing financial incentives, technical assistance, consulting and informational services to businesses, governments and other organizations. This guide is only a small listing of the recycled products that are available for the general consumer; it does not include all recycled products that are offered by your local retailer or manufacturers. This publication is not an endorsement for any product, its availability, price or quality, but simply a guide to some of the recycled products available.
Location: Jefferson City   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : General contact   (573) 751-4919  
Email: eiera@eiera.mo.gov;   http://eiera.mo.gov/contact/  
Incentives: Yes  

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Waste Management Sustainability Services

Industry waste solutions including case studies, resource library, meet our experts page, and more.
Location: Houston   TX     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (877) 441-3046  
Email: sustainabilityservices@wm.com  

Waste360

Waste management, recycling and composting industry news and analysis, online training and education, industry best practices, and other event information
Location: Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (866) 505-7173  
Email: wecs@pbsub.comÿ  

Building Green

Information on LEED credits, green products and green building case studies as well as national environmental building news.
Location: Brattleboro   VT     Type: Private  
Contact :
Email: http://www2.buildinggreen.com/contact  

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

Specializes in environmentally safe and socially responsible disposal of electronic waste nationwide.
Location: Fresno   CA     Type: Private  
Contact : General Information   (800) 374-3473  
Email: info@electronicrecyclers.com  

Building Materials Reuse Association

How-to guides, best practices, case studies, news, and other resources to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials.
Location: Chicago   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact :
Email: http://www.bmra.org/contact  

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association

Find a recycler online directory, news, certification, and other resources for recycling construction materials and debris incl. concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals.
Location: Aurora   IL     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : (630) 585-7530  
Email: info@cdrecycling.org  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: eCycling
Resources for proper disposal of electronic waste, where you live information, where to donate, FAQ, regulations/standards and more.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact :
Email: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/comments.htm  

Ecocycle

Commercial recycling service providing educational and training resources, zero waste guides, and composting technical assistance.
Location: Boulder   CO     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (303) 444-6634  
Email: recycle@ecocycl.org  

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

Pollution prevention and waste management technical assistance: case studies, rapid response research services, relevant regional links and localized assistance through regional P2 centers.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Beth Anderson, USEPA   (202) 564-8833  
Email: anderson.beth@epa.gov  

StopWaste

Recycling (incl/ food and plant debris) and green purchasing expertise and tools: free publications, case studies, guides, posters, vendor lists, funding assistance and more.
Location: Oakland   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information   (510) 891-6500  
Email: http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=277  

Water Conservation

National Resources

Water Conservation & Reuse

Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD)

The Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) serves as the voice for Missouri's 114 soil and water conservation districts on state legislative issues. It also provides a forum for training, policy-making and the exchange of information. MASWCD represents all Missouri soil and water conservation districts.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : Peggy Lemons   (573) 893-6790  
Email: peggyl@maswcd.net  

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Department or Program: Soil and Water Conservation Program
The Soil and Water Conservation Program (SWCP) provides financial incentives to landowners to implement conservation practices that help prevent soil erosion and protect water resources. By promoting good farming techniques that help keep soil on the fields and waters clean, the program helps conserve the productivity of Missouri?s working lands.
Location:   MO     Type: Public  
Contact : Soil & Water Conservation Program contact   (800) 361-4827; (573) 751-4932  
Email: http://dnr.mo.gov/contact/land.htm  
Incentives: Yes  

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Food Service and Technology Center

Department or Program: Custom Water Rebates
Water efficiency best practices, rebates, and certification of high performing water appliances.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Public  
Contact : Varies by Program and Area   (985) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864 (Fax)  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
Incentives: Yes   Measurement Tools: Yes

Water – Use It Wisely

Water conservation resources and links incl. business office tips, water re-use, landscaping, fixtures, water-saving products, state and regional resources, and more.
Location: Phoenix   AZ     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : General Information  
Email: http://wateruseitwisely.com/contact-us/  

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department or Program: WaterSense
Information on water-efficient products, services, and practices, including calculators, rebates, and best management practices.
Location: Washington   D.C.     Type: Public  
Contact : General Information   (866) 987-7367  
Email: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/contact_us.html  
Incentives: Yes  

Food Service Technology Center

Resources including water conservation measures, certified sustainable appliances and equipment, as well as energy conservation information.
Location: San Ramon   CA     Type: Non-profit  
Contact : Food Service Technology Center   (925) 866-2844, (925) 866-2864  
Email: http://www.fishnick.com/about/contact/  
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