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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
It's believed to be the first of its kind in our region.
Saturday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was on hand for the Concert for the Climate event held in the Kansas City metro.
"I feel like people want to do the right thing. This is our way to teach how to do that," said Laura Lombardi, the coordinator of Concert for the Climate.
Lombardi and dozens of other volunteers wanted to make a difference in the way Kansas Citians think about the environment we all share.
"How we treat our houses, what kind of cars we drive, those things impact the ocean, the poles," she said.
Concert for the Climate drew hundreds of visitors to Kaw Point Riverfront Park to see bands, speakers and learn about simple changes that make a big difference.
"It's important for people in these communities to start understanding that environmentalism isn't about protecting the fish and birds. It's about protecting the infrastructure of our communities - the air, the water, the public lands," Kennedy said.
Kennedy is the biggest name on the bill as he spoke about creating a healthy future for the next generation.
"It's about living up to our obligation to provide for our children - communities that provide them with the same opportunities for dignity, enrichment and prosperity, jobs and good health. We all ought to be involved," Kennedy said.
"It's important to live on current energy, energy that nature provides - like the sun for heating, electricity," said David Roberts with the Heartland Renewable Energy Society.
Roberts manned the organization's booth filled with information about using sustainable resources.
"A lot of people are using renewable energy. Part of it is just the initial energy of getting used to taking advantage of what nature provides for free," he said.
If you couldn't make it out Saturday, you can click here for environmental information.
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