Nearly 16% of the electricity provided by Columbia Water & Light is from renewable sources; the CAAP goal is to increase that to 100% by 2035.
From 2015-2018, 5,975 residential and commercial customers have participated in efficiency and renewable energy incentive programs to reduce energy usage by 79,233 MMBTU.
78% of Columbia residents drive alone to work every day.
The majority of waste generated by Columbia residents and businesses could be composted or recycled.
10% of Boone County residents have been diagnosed with asthma. Columbia is working to reduce health risks for all residents.
Protecting and conserving biodiversity and natural resources will create a more resilient Columbia as we face climate change impacts.
From 2000 to 2015, community greenhouse gas emissions increased by 12%. However, per-capita emissions decreased over that time period by 20%. Our individual actions are making a difference!
Urban areas can be up to 7 degrees hotter than nearby rural areas, and climate change is causing Columbia to heat up even more. Join the heat mapping campaign this summer to help us take action!