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Columbia Water and Light Renter’s Guide to Energy Efficiency

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Columbia Water and Light Renter’s Guide to Energy Efficiency

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City Energy Educator, Alex Dzurick, provides helpful tips on how to make rental pads more energy efficient.

My Summer Internship

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My Summer Internship

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The City of Columbia stormwater education program uses several volunteers to maintain established rain gardens. Public Works interns spruced up the rain gardens this past summer to prepare them for their new caregivers.

Adopt-A-Rain Garden

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Adopt-A-Rain Garden

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The City of Columbia is looking for several volunteers to maintain established rain gardens.

Preservation Trades Hands-On Workshops Promo

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Preservation Trades Hands-On Workshops Promo

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The City of Columbia is hosting an intensive, 3-day, hands-on "boot camp" for novice homeowners and skilled tradespeople on tools and tips for maintaining and restoring older properties. To register and for more infor...

TRIM Grant: Emerald Ash Borer

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TRIM Grant: Emerald Ash Borer

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The City of Columbia received a TRIM grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation in February 2014. The city used the grant money to inventory ash trees in the public right of way and formulate an Emerald Ash Bo...

Bird Patrol

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Bird Patrol

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The 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands area is quickly becoming a favorite spot for bird enthusiasts. Meet a woman whose mission is to help blue birds thrive in Columbia.

3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands

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3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands

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Once a sewer treatment plant, the site of the 3M Flat Branch-Hinkson Creek Wetlands is an example of a successful green infrastructure project. The wetlands help filter stormwater runoff and provide habitat for wildlife.

Conservation Tips: Air Conditioner Efficiency

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Conservation Tips: Air Conditioner Efficiency

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Now that the hot summer months are here, use these air conditioner efficiency tips to keep cool while saving money.

Irrigation Tips: Conserve and Save

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Irrigation Tips: Conserve and Save

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City of Columbia's Horticulturist, Ryan Russell gives us irrigation tips to help conserve water and save money this summer.

Conservation Tips: Stopping Toilet Leaks

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Conservation Tips: Stopping Toilet Leaks

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Got a high utility bill? Your toilet may need a tuneup. Dave Mars shows viewers how to fix their throne.