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Greenability Goes Above and Beyond in Environmental Initiatives

Greenability is Kansas City’s only green magazine and is the most sustainably produced publication in the area. As a forum for community events and accomplishments, the magazine tells the stories of Kansas Citians who go above and beyond in environmental initiatives.

Each issue is full of resources and ways that readers can get involved in eco-friendly practices and activities. Story topics range from recycling, energy efficiency and local foods, to repurposing, renewable energy and green jobs.

This year, Greenability added a digital magazine edition to its website at It also started a Greenability Job Network to help connect job seekers with green employers through a job search website, Readers can stay connected with weekly news through the free Greenability E-News.

Greenability was recently awarded the Green America second place national recognition for its sustainable paper practices. It has also received awards from Bridging the Gap, Sierra Club and Missouri Small Business Development and Technology Center. For the past four years, the magazine has been nominated for the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award.

Greenability is produced on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified

paper, which is 100% recycled and contains 60% post-consumer waste. It is printed using soy-based (not petroleum) ink, and the electricity used in the paper production and printing processes is all offset by renewable energy credits. The paper is also Ancient Forest Certified.

In each issue, Greenability publishes an environmental benefits statement outlining the resources saved by its printing practices. Since 2007, Greenability has saved:

  • 510 trees
  • 226,620 gallons of water
  • 150 million Btu of energy
  • 13,770 pounds of solid waste
  • 47,040 pounds of greenhouse gases.

We’re excited to be partnering with Adopt-a-Highway to help clean up our urban environment,” said Julie Koppen, publisher.

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Firehouse Subs, Firing Up a Clean Highway

A big welcome to our new sponsor in Kansas, Firehouse Subs. Besides serving up tasty hearty sub sandwiches, Firehouse Subs is serving up clean highways. Owner Mike McNicoll is dedicated to giving back to his local community that supports Firehouse Subs. This dedication is a corner stone of the company’s philosophy. By sponsoring the Adopt a Highway Program in Kansas, the company is expanding beyond their Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in community service.


Be sure to stop by your local Firehouse Subs:

7521 W. 119th St.
Overland Park, KS 66213



The story of Firehouse Subs is both touching and inspiring.

“Growing up in a family that is both entrepreneurial and built on more than 200 years of firefighting heritage, it seems we were destined to start Firehouse Subs®. Of course we tried other things along the way to our American dream – rock ’n’ roll, real estate, even Christmas tree farming. But everything we experienced on our path led us to Firehouse Subs.

Nearly 17 years later, with more than 450 Firehouse Subs restaurants in 29 states, we’re convinced we’re doing a few things right. People come back when they’re treated well, and fed even better. Turns out, people absolutely LOVE the same things we do – the best meats, cheeses, and toppings we can find. People come back again and again because, unlike other sub places, we steam our meats and cheeses, releasing a rush of flavors, then stuff a serving that’s way over code on one of our toasted private recipe sub rolls. It’s a winning combination that satisfies ravenous appetites and the value conscious alike.

As they say in the fire station, let’s eat.”

Chris Sorensen & Robin Sorensen

– Founders

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