On our show for April 3rd, host Richard Mabion and Rich Gutowski will speak with John Michael, a local businessman. John Michael was born and reared in Kansas City KS until his sophomore year in high school (1988) when his family moved to Shawnee, KS.  John grew up around his father’s Chevrolet Dealership on 78th and State Ave, when after high school and some college, John followed his father into the automotive business.

After 30 years in automotive business as a General Manager, operating domestic, import and luxury franchises, John has moved into the environmental tech world. John is currently representing an environmental recycling technology trying to relocate to Kansas City KS. Economic development, green job creation and job training are at the forefront of John’s efforts.

In addition to the automotive business, John has been active in several charities in the Kansas City area including The Hands and Hearts Board at Children’s Mercy, 87 and Running’s Ignition Lab and the Eric Berry Foundation, to name a few.

Richard and Rich will be talking to him as an independent businessperson, and the role he can produce in the multi-city project that has been discussed with our listeners.  Job Training and Workforce Development in the low-income portion of the population so that green jobs can be created where people live and need the opportunity to live in comfortable, affordable homes with pride of ownership.  Sounds like the American Dream and it can be available for everyone.

Richard and Rich understand that climate change requires homeowners to retrofit their homes so that people can live comfortably in extreme heat and extreme cold.  Otherwise, the cost of utilities is more oppressive to people than the temperature.  What is more, if training and skilled job opportunities can occur in low-income neighborhoods, we will have done improvements for all times.

We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can about the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

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