Kansas City Earth Day 2023 & Nobody Cared

Sorry but it looks like the planet is just going to have to suffer given a notable disinterest in Earth Day in between election years.

Or maybe our environmentalist buddies didn't want to answer questions about anything that prog Seymour Hersh has to say regarding the Nord Stream pipeline eco-disaster.  

Still . . .


I know, I know . . . It's hard to gauge reaction from the comfort of an extra large SUV. 

For one thing . . . Earth Day is a relic from a long-ago time when kinder & gentler activists weren't willing to burn the planet in order to save it.

Today's eco-loving progressives are more likely to toss people out in to the street to save the Earth rather than look silly holding signs and doing stupid dances in the park . . . Even if both activities are equally useless when it comes to impacting global climate. 

In Kansas City, our politicos have spiked home prices and required more cash from builders in order save the planet. 

We're not sure if any of it will work . . . But we didn't expect much beyond a few tweets and low-rent gatherings to mark the celebration today in Kansas City. And that was about all we got in these last 10 years until skyfall decides the fate of the globe altogether.

In the meantime, we'll take a peek at www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

New study shows poor air quality in Kansas City. How to stay safe from pollution

Kansas City's air quality received low grades from the American Lung Association Wednesday in the group's annual ' State of the Air ' report. The report ranks cities and assigns grades to counties around the country based on the number of high-pollution days they experienced during the period from 2019 to 2021.

Earth Day Update: Midwest Cities Still Have Air Quality Problems

Stricter federal rules for major ozone emitters have led to a reduction in dangerous ozone levels affecting air quality around the country. The American Lung Association (ALA) says the trend has continued since the Clean Air Act went into effect in 1963. It's been amended several times since.

How to make your home more energy efficient this Earth Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Zerillo loves the charm of his family's old-school Waldo home. But with old-school charm comes old-home problems. "It's from 1936. It's got quite a bit of character, but it's also got quite a bit of aging in some areas," Zerillo said.

Volunteers give older adults in KC Metro a lawn makeover for Earth Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - To celebrate Earth Day, many in the KC Metro will mow the lawn, clean up trash or even turn to greener alternatives. However, for some people in Kansas City, beautifying the area isn't as simple. Over the Earth Day weekend, volunteers are teaming up and helping out people with different abilities.

7 ways we've made the Earth better since the last Earth Day

Earth Day is here again on April 22, and since the last time our planet reached this part of its orbit, humanity has actually taken surprisingly big new steps to avert the gargantuan threats to life as we know it: toxic pollution, habitat destruction, extinction, and climate change.

The Case For Making Earth Day a Religious Holiday

Earth Day is upon us-that forlorn little non-holiday that some years sandwiches itself between Easter and Passover, or other years trails in the wake of those "real" holidays. If the Super Bowl is America's unofficial national day of celebration, Earth Day is the collective yawn that brings a shrug.

On this day in history, April 22, 1970, first Earth Day is celebrated: 'Rare political alignment'

On this day in history, April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated - ushering in a host of new environmental legislation. The idea for the observation "Earth Day" originated with Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, who had "long been concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States," says EarthDay.org.

And all of this inspires our TKC Playlist tonight . . .

One of our favorite eco-tunes still holds up over time . . .

Forgive our Saturday night nostalgia as we share one of our favorite environmentalist songs from the 90s that's just a remake of a 60s Joni Mitchell tune:

Nerdcore hip-hop provides a nice bridge . . .

Earth Song from Michael Jackson charted at #1 in the UK even if it's more than a bit hokey but still catchy.

A timeless feel good classic song for those who have made it this far . . .

As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe & fun Saturday night.