Tip: Gather rainfall in a rain barrel connected to the gutter system—and use it to keep the lawn and garden green.
Office of Sustainability:
701 E. Broadway
2nd Floor City Hall Addition
Columbia, MO 65201
CoMo Energy Challenge
The City of Columbia is currently competing in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a two year, nationwide competition for small to mid-size cities to see who can reduce the most energy use. The Prize? $5 million! The CoMo Energy Challenge, based out of the Office of Sustainability, is Columbia's campaign for the Prize. Click here to find out how you can participate.
A community is sustainable when it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The Office of Sustainability (OS) was implemented in FY 2010 to further implement Resolution 160-06 A endorsing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. The city of Columbia strives to meet or exceed Kyoto Protocol targets for reducing global warming pollution by taking actions in our own operations and community.
We also encourage other businesses and organizations to do the same. To recognize their efforts, the city of Columbia established the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement Awards program on Earth Day 2014.
Below are the different categories of Sustainability that the city of Columbia focuses on.
The city of Columbia is committed to "walking the talk". If we are to encourage our customers to be good stewards of our resources we must also be good stewards of our resources.
The city of Columbia is fortunate to have a municipal-owned electric and water utility that is at the forefront of energy conservation programs and renewable energy procurement and production.
The city of Columbia encourages strategies to minimize the impact on ecosystems and our natural resources.
How we get from location to location in our community has an effect on the environment.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!