Six businesses, organizations recognized for sustainability efforts

1 year 3 months 6 days ago April 19, 2016 Apr 19, 2016 Tuesday, April 19 2016 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:08:00 PM CDT in News
By: Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia will recognize six businesses and organizations for their sustainability efforts as part of the Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement Awards (MCPA). 

The city said in a news release the businesses and organizations "go above and beyond in the world of sustainability by adopting sustainable operating practices, finding innovative ways to conserve resources and becoming environmental stewards to make Columbia a better place to live and do business."

There are four categories of awards and an overall Mayor's Award for past recipients who have "gone beyond their initial efforts for sustainability."

A steering committee made up of representatives from the City's Office of Sustainability, REDI, Columbia Water & Light, Public Works and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce collected applications and selected the winners. 

  1. Resource Conservation - Services for Independent Living
  2. Pollution Prevention - 3M
  3. Environmental Stewardship - Logboat Brewing
  4. Innovative Best Practices - The Broadway
  5. Mayor's Award - Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Schneider Electric

"The steering committee was impressed with the variety of nominations," Sustainability Manager Barbara Buffaloe said. "It really shows that Columbia is a community that values sustainability."

Each recipient will receive an award made by local artist Susan Taylor Glasgow.

Applications for next year's awards will be available in August 2016.

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