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Willie Cole Visits Lee Elementary

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Willie Cole Visits Lee Elementary

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Each year the students of Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School create a one-of-a-kind art installation for the City of Columbia City Hall using recyclable objects. This year the kids received a helping hand from worl...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Mall

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Mall

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The practices of the Columbia Mall that have made such a big impact on the community and environment are what earned them the 2017 Pollution Prevention Award. They have been able to reduce emissions by 26% since 2009,...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: True/False Film Fest

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: True/False Film Fest

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The organizational winner for the 2017 Best Innovative Practices was the True/False Film Fest. Their efforts to reuse and recycle throughout their festival, including a landfill diversion rate of over 90%, have shown ...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Missouri River Relief

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Missouri River Relief

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For their countless efforts to clean up the Missouri River, Missouri River Relief has earned the 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award for an organization. By cleaning up 876 tons of trash and heading up clean up proje...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Services for Independent Living

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Services for Independent Living

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For their continued efforts to recycle medical devices and help out the less fortunate, Services for Independent Living earned the 2017 Mayor’s Award. They were able to provide over 900 devices to over 680 people, bot...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Fretboard Coffee

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Fretboard Coffee

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Fretboard Coffee achieved the 2017 Resource Conservation Award through many different sustainability practices. A few of their several practices include using organic beans, biodegradable bags and food containers, fur...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Dana Incorporated

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Dana Incorporated

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Dana Incorporated has implemented a variety of innovative techniques to be more environmentally sustainable, earning them the 2017 award for Best Innovative Practices by a business. They have gone to all LED lighting ...

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Insurance Group

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Insurance Group

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The 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award for a business was awarded to the Columbia Insurance Group. By going to all LED lighting, replacing inefficient transportation and HVAC systems and implementing environmentally...

Press Conference: Columbia Regional Airport Announces Additional Air Service

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Press Conference: Columbia Regional Airport Announces Additional Air Service

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Columbia Regional Airport (COU) announces additional air service beginning in August through an agreement with United Airlines. United will add Denver to COU's list of destinations; United will also fly to Chicago, ad...

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...