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2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:22:48) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Randall Cole, Carla London, Katie Burnham Wilkins (00:48:40) National Issue Char...

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...

Home Repair Programs

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Home Repair Programs

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Even more energy efficiency money available and an easier application process. Columbia's Minor Home Repair Program and Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program promote neighborhood stability by making low-inter...

Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference: Being There

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Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference: Being There

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Columbia Water and Light, along with its sponsoring partners, the University of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Economic Development, hosted the 11th annual Advancing Renewables in the Midwest conference at th...

2016 Homelessness Summit Session II

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2016 Homelessness Summit Session II

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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:20:44) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Katie Burnham Wilkins, Carla London, Randall Cole, Kay Wright, Shawn Phillips (0...

2016 MCPA Winner: 3M

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2016 MCPA Winner: 3M

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The City of Columbia, Missouri recognized 3M with a Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement Award in the area of Pollution Prevention.

Stormwater Partnership: Rain Garden Testing

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Stormwater Partnership: Rain Garden Testing

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Can rain gardens effectively remove pollutants from stormwater? MU Engineering & Columbia's Stormwater Utility partner up to find out.Testing sites have been set up to measure just how effective rain gardens can b...

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...

Stormwater Partnership: Cigarette Recycling

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Stormwater Partnership: Cigarette Recycling

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Columbia's Stormwater Utility partnered with the Downtown Community Improvement District to reduce the number of cigarette butts that end up in our local waterways.

Tree Planting 2014

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Tree Planting 2014

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City Arborist Chad Herwald tells us about the recent removal and replanting of trees in the Old Southwest and other neighborhoods in Columbia, Missouri.