Category Sustainability

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...

Tending Our Trees

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Tending Our Trees

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In line with the "operational excellence" component of the city's strategic plan, Columbia Parks and Recreation sent three horticultural specialists to Kansas City to participate in a Tree Risk Assessment Qualificatio...

Building Community Solar

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Building Community Solar

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Check out Columbia, Missouri's new solar addition and learn about the city's future Building Community Solar project. Find out more information at ColumbiaPowerPartners.com

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...

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 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...

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 ...

Diverting Recyclables from the Columbia Landfill

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Diverting Recyclables from the Columbia Landfill

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Recycling is the easiest thing you can do to help the environment. Please do your part to increase Columbia, Missouri's diversion rate and keep recyclable materials out of the landfill.

2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:22:48) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Randall Cole, Carla London, Katie Burnham Wilkins (00:48:40) National Issue Char...

Go COMO’s First Electric Bus

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Go COMO’s First Electric Bus

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Did you know that Columbia is the first city in Missouri to have an electric bus? The vehicle is zero emission and saves $4,500 per month. Come out and ride clean with Go COMO on the #1 Black Route!