Wow…the summer was a busy time for the Green Power Challenge (GPC) team and we have some exciting news!! Thanks to great community support, we are now at 82% of our goal of receiving national recognition for being a Green Power Community!!
There has been a lot happening with the Challenge and there are several residents and businesses that have either installed solar panels or signed up for Pure Power.
Monsanto and Weber Chevrolet are our newest Pure Power business participants:
- Monsanto - Creve Coeur was already a Pure Power customer, but decided to ramp up their commitment to Green Power by committing to 5,000 blocks per year (416+ per month). This is an increase over their previous commitment by an additional 356 Mwh per month! Monsanto's commitment to 5,000,000 kWh per year will prevent 7,601,050 lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is equal to taking 676 gasoline powered cars off the road for a year. Great job, Monsanto!!!
- Weber Chevrolet is one of those quiet green champions in our community. As part of their in-house programs, they recycle paper, batteries, tires, and motor oil at the Creve Coeur facility. Most recently they joined the GPC and became a Pure Power customer with a commitment to offset 156, 000 kWh of electricity per year, which prevent 237,153 lb. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is equal to the greenhouse gas emissions avoided by recycling 37.5 tons of waste instead of sending it to landfill…now that’s some serious recycling!!!
There are also several Solar projects around town:
- BlueBrick Construction and Renovation, LLC has teamed up with Microgrid Solar for the installation of a solar array on a new green home being built in Creve Coeur. Microgrid has just contracted with a resident of an existing home and also installed solar panels for O’Connor Insurance.
- Brightergy Solar Company is working with the Parkway School District and will be installing solar on all Parkway buildings by the end of the year, including Bellerive Elementary and NorthEast Middle School. St. Louis Priory School is supporting green power and is in the process of installing three solar systems.
Homeowners are also doing their part to meet the goal of the Challenge by signing up for Pure Power. It’s been really great to see the support for Green Power and how Creve Coeur is setting an example for other communities.
Thank you to the businesses and homeowners for helping us get that much closer to becoming an EPA Green Power Community!
For more information on the Creve Coeur EPA Green Power Community Challenge, please visit the Challenge website www.mogpc.com/Creve Coeur or contact Jaysen Christensen, Assistant to the City Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-872-2516.