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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Insurance Group

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Columbia Insurance Group

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The 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award for a business was awarded to the Columbia Insurance Group. By going to all LED lighting, replacing inefficient transportation and HVAC systems and implementing environmentally...

Recycle Me: Fibers

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Recycle Me: Fibers

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Have you ever wondered what happens to your newspaper after it's read and collected for recycling? Follow it through the City of Columbia, Missouri's Material Recovery Facility and find out its renewed purpose.

2017 MCPA Award Winner: Services for Independent Living

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2017 MCPA Award Winner: Services for Independent Living

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For their continued efforts to recycle medical devices and help out the less fortunate, Services for Independent Living earned the 2017 Mayor’s Award. They were able to provide over 900 devices to over 680 people, bot...

CoMo Energy Challenge: City Manager Mike Matthes

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CoMo Energy Challenge: City Manager Mike Matthes

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Keeping New Year's resolutions is next to impossible, but it’s super easy to participate in the CoMo Energy Challenge! All the details: www.comoenergychallenge.com

Learning to Vermicompost

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Learning to Vermicompost

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Mike Heimos, Stormwater Educator with the City of Columbia, Missouri shows you the step-by-step process for building a worm composting bin.

2016 MCPA Winner: Schneider Electric

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2016 MCPA Winner: Schneider Electric

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The City of Columbia, Missouri recognized Schneider Electric with the Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) award in 2015. The company received the 2016 MCPA Mayor's Award for going beyond its initial efforts fo...

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...

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.

Columbia Water and Light’s Efficiency Score

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Columbia Water and Light’s Efficiency Score

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Columbia Water and Light's Efficiency Score helps homeowners understand the energy use in their home and what assistance is available from the city.

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...