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Operation Clean Neighborhoods 2018

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Operation Clean Neighborhoods 2018

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City of Columbia staff from multiple departments volunteered their typical 8-hour workday to clean up the Benton-Stephens Neighborhood and Lions-Stephens Park. As part of Operation Clean Neighborhoods, which takes pla...

Nominate for 2019 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards!

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Nominate for 2019 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards!

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Nomination forms for the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement awards are being accepted through December 31, and can be emailed to Sustainability@CoMo.gov. Download your nomination form at CoMo.gov/Sustainability/Awards.

Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Three years ago, in 2015, City Manager Mike Matthes announced a citywide strategic plan to reduce economic inequality in Columbia, Missouri. Each year, an annual report is presented to Council to recap the progress ma...

CoMo Climate Action Survey Call to Action

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CoMo Climate Action Survey Call to Action

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The City of Columbia is looking for public input into its first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Want to make a difference? Take the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CoMoClimateAction DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 4, 20...

Tough Jobs: Wastewater Treatment

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Tough Jobs: Wastewater Treatment

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Episode 2 of Tough Jobs, originally published July 7, 2009. Host Sean Brown explores the work of treating Columbia's wastewater when he visits Columbia's Wastewater Treatment Facility and the constructed wetlands that...

MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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The third in a series of public art projects along the MKT Trail, the mural, "Nature is Our Shared Identity," was painted by students enrolled in Columbia Parks and Recreation's CARE program. The artists partnered wit...

CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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The City of Columbia is developing a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance our resilience in the face of a changing climate. For more inform...

2018 MCPA Award Winner: True Media

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2018 MCPA Award Winner: True Media

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For its incredible office space renovations that improve efficiency and reduce strain on the local energy grid, True Media earned a 2018 Resource Conservation Award. They have reduced their consumption of natural gas ...

2018 MCPA Award Winner: MU Campus Facilities

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2018 MCPA Award Winner: MU Campus Facilities

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Campus Facilities has led the charge for sustainability on the MU campus and has earned a 2018 Pollution Prevention Award. The University of Missouri–Columbia has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 51% since 2008...

2018 MCPA Award Winner: Sustain Mizzou

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2018 MCPA Award Winner: Sustain Mizzou

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Sustain Mizzou earned the 2018 Resource Conservation Award for its extraordinary efforts to promote a sustainable way of life through education, collaboration and local action. This student-run non-profit organizes ev...