Columbia, SC - Everyone Counts, Everyone Contributes, Everyone Benefits

In 2007, The City of Columbia launched several initiatives helping to energize the region’s environmental movement. Columbia was the first to establish a permanent electronics waste recycling program allowing residents to safely dispose of computers and monitors containing hazardous materials not meant for a landfill. The city also formed a Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), which is responsible for helping the city reduce its greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming and a public awareness campaign emphasizing “Green is Good for Business.” The campaign recognizes and rewards companies employing green practices creating healthier indoor and outdoor environments. The results of an audit of the city’s energy consumption due in March will show how the city can reduce its use of power.

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