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Educational Forum on Proposed Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance

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Educational Forum on Proposed Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance

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An educational presentation and public comment forum on the proposed single-use plastic bag ordinance for Columbia, Missouri. Recorded on February 3, 2015 and arranged by the Environment and Energy Commission. Video ...

Enhanced Home Performance with Energy Star

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Enhanced Home Performance with Energy Star

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A new Columbia Water and Light program helps property owners make free repairs to their buildings. See if you qualify for the Enhanced Home Performance with Energy Star program.

2016 MCPA Winner: The Broadway Hotel

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2016 MCPA Winner: The Broadway Hotel

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The City of Columbia, Missouri recognized The Broadway Hotel with a Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement Award in the area of Innovative Best Practices.

2018 MCPA Award Winner: Harry S. Truman V.A. Hospital

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2018 MCPA Award Winner: Harry S. Truman V.A. Hospital

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Truman VA Hospital has implemented a variety of practices throughout their facility in order to be more environmentally sustainable, earning them the 2018 award for Innovative Best Practices. They have undergone three...

Trash Talk: Man and Machine

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Trash Talk: Man and Machine

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The City of Columbia is exploring several processes to allow customer choices as it relates to the curbside collection of trash and recycling. Our goals: improve worker safety, lower workers' compensation claims, main...

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.

Community Land Trust Initiative, Columbia, Missouri

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Community Land Trust Initiative, Columbia, Missouri

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In an effort to support the availability of affordable housing in Columbia, Missouri, the city's Community Development Department has been researching and plans to propose the formation of a community land trust. For...

2015 MCPA Winner: Main Squeeze Natural Foods Cafe

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2015 MCPA Winner: Main Squeeze Natural Foods Cafe

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A committee of City of Columbia staff and community stakeholders established the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) awards to recognize businesses and organizations for their environmental stewardship, innova...

Conservation Tips: Clothes Dryer Efficiency and Safety

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Conservation Tips: Clothes Dryer Efficiency and Safety

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Dave Mars shares tips on how to make your clothes dryer more energy efficient and safe to use.

Net Zero Home of the Future

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Net Zero Home of the Future

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You may think of it as the home with all the solar panels but the "green" home on Ash Street is much more. Learn why this universal design construction is earning the "net zero" title.