Up to the Challenge

Clayton_Logo_SquareToday, civic leaders, business owners and residents of Clayton gathered for the official launch of the EPA Green Power Community Challenge at the City Fire Station.  Companion was there to show our support – and to feed the masses a tasty lunch. The Green Power Community (GPC) Challenge is a community-wide effort to reduce Clayton’s carbon footprint, to protect the environment, to increase community pride and to encourage conservation efforts.  Based on EPA guidelines, Clayton’s Challenge goal will be to make green power 2% of citywide energy consumption. The Challenge will be led by the City, AmerenUE Pure Power and Clayton-based Microgrid Energy. Together, these entities will work to enlist the support and use of clean energy by local businesses, residents and non-profits by encouraging the private consumption of renewable energy via the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) or the installation of onsite renewable energy.  Clayton hopes to be the first city in Missouri to achieve this distinction. Companion is already on board.  Since the fall of 2009, we have been a Platinum member of the Pure Power program.  Our voluntary purchase of 120 blocks of Pure Power annually helps prevent more than 86 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a leading greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere each year. This is equal to the CO2 reduction provided by taking 16 cars off the road for a year. For more information on the Clayton EPA Green Power Community Challenge, please visit the Challenge website – www.mogpc.com/clayton.

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