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Speaking Sustainability City of Columbia Climate Protection Action Campaign News : June 2009

Save the Date: September 1, 2009 “Green is Good for Business” Conference: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Green Business Expo: 5 to 7 p.m. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Targeting SC Workplaces Brought to you by CPAC and SC DHEC Sponsorship Information Now Available Exhibitor and Attendee information Available in mid-June

Share Your Energy Saving Ideas SCE&G is planning new programs to help their customers conserve energy, and they want your input. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts and ideas by completing this online survey.

TV Recycling for the DTV Switchover After June 12, 2009, most television stations will broadcast only in digital, as required by the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005. If you decide to buy a digital TV and no longer want your old analog TV, look for opportunities to recycle it. Recycling TVs recovers valuable materials from the circuit boards, metal wiring, leaded glass, and plastics.

Congratulations to the City’s Newest Green Business Members Cyberwoven Environmental Fabrics Lighting Carolina Nutritious Dining Pisgah Lutheran Church Click here to learn how your workplace can become our next Green Business member.

City of Columbia residents can recycle old TVs and other electronics through the City’s e-waste drop-off recycling program at the Public Works facility, 2910 Colonial Drive (off of Slighs Road behind the City's First Tee Golf Center) from 9:30 to and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. E-waste must come from a City residence, not a business or other organization. Please call 803.545.3800 for more information.

The Sustainability Scoop...Drink Local! Even though we have some of the best and safest tap water in the world — Columbia’s water was recently named third best tasting in the nation— Americans buy 28 billion+ bottles of water a year. Manufacturing these bottles uses 50 million barrels of oil and produces up to three tons of CO2 a year. Break the bottled water habit today by switching to tap water. Buy a few refillable bottles and keep them in the ‘fridge for water on the go. Questions or comments? Contact Mary Pat Baldauf at 803.545.CPAC. Visit us online at www.COCCPAC.com.


CPAC Newsletter, June 2009