The Green Impact Zone
As readers may know, I am a die hard Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan. Our main rival is the Missouri Tigers. So if I discuss something that originates from Missouri, you better believe that the Missourians have come up with something extraordinary.
U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver has established a plan for an innovative "Green Impact Zone" in Kansas City, Missouri that will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan funds:
So far, the Green Impact Zone involves three primary plans:
2. Another key piece of Green Impact Zone plan is developing a green bus rapid transit system that would use bio-diesel buses and green bus shelters.
3. A third piece is developing a job training and employment program for ex-parolees in green building, park restoration and transit work.
Not only will the buildings and homes in the Green Impact Zone be more energy efficient, but the residents can fill the jobs to weatherize these buildings and homes. Even major utilities are going to contribute to the Green Impact Zone: "Kansas City Power & Light, the major utility in the area, is helping out with a commitment to build a smart electricity grid for the Green Impact Zone."
Do you see any problems with this plan?
Sustainable Cities Collective