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GREEN WORKS IN KANSAS CITY
May 13, 2011

I have worked with Kate Corwin and Green Works for the past several years as a part of Kansas City's sustainability initiatives. I have spoken with the students about our sewer overflow control plan and they were very knowledgeable about the implications of waste water on our environment. I also went with the class to tour the waste treatment facility and was impressed by their questions and interest in the treatment processes. Green Works has done some incredible work along Brush Creek -- taking the stream bed back to its original vegetation and bed. These students have an impressive knowledge and enthusiasm for improving our community's environment. I applaud their efforts.

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I have spoken with the students about our city's EPA-mandated sewage overflow control plan. I accompanied them to the waste treatment plant of our Water Services Department and saw first-hand their knowledge of water quality issues and science. The Director, Kate Corwin, has been an important advisor to the City's sustainability initiatives.

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I would like to ensure that Green Works has the resources it needs to continue to educate young people about environmental issues, conduct environmental remediation programs, and be advocates for a more sustainable Kansas City.

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Professional with expertise in this field & Spoke with the students, accompanied them on a field trip, worked with Kate Corwin on sustainability issues for KCMO.

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