2019 MCPA Award winners

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Mayor’s Award

previous MCPA Award winners are eligible

3M – Columbia

3M Columbia’s sustainable achievements include recycling over 2400 tons from 2015-2018, eliminating 200 tons/year of landfill waste by converting materials into energy,and substantially reducing their electric consumption by nearly 24,000 megawatt hours.  Their efforts are routinely communicated to employees and have been presented at local and global conferences. View the 3M video to learn more.

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Environmental Stewardship

A.L. Gustin Golf Course

A.L. Gustin Golf Course was the first university golf course to become fully certified with Audubon International.  Since 2010, they have adjusted their mowing practices to reduce fuel use, planted native wildflowers and created a pollinator habitat to benefit bees, birds, butterflies and insects.  Gustin also partners with local organizations to provide educational opportunities to kids. View the A.L. Gustin video to learn more.

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Roots N Blues continues to expand its sustainability practices each year by encouraging alternative transportation though the bike corral and shuttle services.  The festival has reduced its overall waste by providing refill stations, recycling options and tons of educational signage for guests. They also offer incentives for vendors who facilitate green practices such as composting.  View the RnBnBBQ video to learn more.

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ASI Flex

ASI Flex completed an energy renovation project on their Broadway Professionals Park property.  In addition to LED lighting and HVAC upgrades, ASI installed battery storage, along with a 126kW solar roof/carport which is visible from Broadway.  These improvements have reduced their electric consumption by approx. 230,000 kWh/year. View the ASI Flex video to learn more.

Wilson’s Fitness

Wilson’s Fitness renovated their facilities to include dual-tilt rooftop solar, ice energy storage tanks, a new chiller system, LED efficient lighting and HVAC automation to reduce their peak demand.  These improvements have reduced their annual electric consumption by approx. 105,400 kWh. View the Wilson’s Fitness video to learn more.

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Columbia Housing Authority

The Columbia Housing Authority completed a major overhaul to its facilities by installing ground-source geothermal heating and cooling system, energy-efficient double-pane windows, LED lighting upgrades and energy-star appliances.  These improvements not only increased efficiency, it reduced the utility expenses of the tenants. View the CHA video to learn more.

Columbia Independent Schools

Columbia Independent Schools completed the first local PACE-funded energy project and has reduced its annual energy consumption from the grid by over 180,000kWh.  CIS has demonstrated that projects like these are achievable and is setting a positive example for students attending an environmentally-conscious school.   View the CIS video to learn more.

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The Food Bank

The Food Bank and Central Pantry’s creative approach to food storage and transportation has drastically reduced its food waste.  With the help of their new refrigerated trailer, Central Pantry can store an additional 312,000-390,000 lbs of food per year, reducing food waste from local retailers and providing nutritional meals to over 10,000 residents.   View the Food Bank’s video to learn more.

Hair Therapy Salon

Hair Therapy became the first salon in Missouri to partner with a national organization which specializes in diverting salon waste.  Since then, Hair Therapy have diverted almost 600 lbs of salon waste including bottles, boxes and chemicals.   View the Hair Therapy video to learn more.