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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.

Conservation Tips: Heat Pump Operation

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Conservation Tips: Heat Pump Operation

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A heat pump is an excellent way to keep your home energy efficient. Dave Mars shows you how a heat pump can add warmth and savings to your energy bills.

2016 MCPA Winner: Services for Independent Living

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2016 MCPA Winner: Services for Independent Living

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The City of Columbia, Missouri recognized Services for Independent Living with a Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement Award in the area of Resource Conservation.

Preservation Trades Workshop

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Preservation Trades Workshop

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Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission secured grant funding assistance from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Office to hire trades professional Bob Yapp to conduct a three...

Columbia Competes for the Georgetown University Energy Prize

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Columbia Competes for the Georgetown University Energy Prize

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The City of Columbia, Missouri is throwing its hat into the competition to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize. This contest lasts two years with the winning community winning a five million dollar prize to spe...

The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The City of Columbia Stormwater Utility is trying to improve storm water quality throughout the city. Its first major endeavor is the Really Big Tree Project in the central city.

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 ...