Nearly 15% of the electricity provided by Columbia Water & Light is from renewable sources; the CAAP goal is to increase that to 100% by 2035.
From 2015-2021, more than 12,000 customers have used incentives to reduce energy use by more than 134,000 MMBtu. That's equivalent to 2,734 homes' energy use for a whole year!
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 2015 to 2021, community greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 1.5%. Per capita emissions have decreased by 8%. More action is needed to achieve our emissions reductions goals.
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!