BASE KC and Some Gratitude

Some gratitude (in the form of art cards) for the Business Alliance for a Sustainable Economy in Kansas City (BASE KC), the speakers and organizers of The Climate Event held at the end of September.

Japanese MapleThe founding principles of BASE KC really speak to me: that sustainable economic development is compatible with shared prosperity, environmental protection, and social justice.

Representatives from twelve local, regional and international organizations shared large scale green initiatives they had been taking. A few of the stellar organizations and their representatives were: Dennis Wierzbicki with Grundfos (based in Denmark); Amy Hargroves with Sprint; Cindy Circo, KCMO City Council and Mayor Pro Tem; Bryan McGannon, Deputy Director of Policy, American Sustainable Business Council (based in Washington D.C.). A full list is at the BASEKC website.

The event was held at the stunning Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC. The high-tech “green” building only opened the previous month for the 2013 class.
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It’s easy to take the quick route. When people take action to contribute to our community and a sustainable economy, they’re making a contribution to us, the people they know, and the people they don’t know. It took something for every single speaker to be there. It was an inspiring opportunity for me to do a little more and make a contribution in a way that I love and that also shows respect for our natural world.