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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.

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...

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.

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...

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.