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File #: 34923    Version: 1 Name: Funding for Sustain Dane’s Mpower Champions Program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/21/2014 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/2/2014 Final action: 9/2/2014
Enactment date: 9/5/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00625
Title: Funding for Sustain Dane’s Mpower Champions Program
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Marsha A. Rummel, Chris Schmidt, David Ahrens, Michael E. Verveer, Steve King, Maurice S. Cheeks, Ledell Zellers, Lucas Dailey
Fiscal Note
Funding is available through the 2014 Adopted Facilities Management Capital Budget - Implementing the Sustainability Plan account CB53-54950-810778.
Funding for Sustain Dane’s Mpower Champions Program
WHEREAS, Sustain Dane’s MPower Champions Program, MPower, is a one-year, fully customizable program for businesses and organizations in the Greater Madison Region that want to reduce their environmental impact while saving costs and creating a healthier and more engaging workplace and community; and,

WHEREAS, MPower is a proven and nationally recognized model for achieving sustainability success from within an organization, both EPA administrators Jackson and McCarthy have visited Madison to congratulate Madison on a collaborative approach to engaging the community in meaningful carbon reduction and the accompanying health related co-benefits through MPower; and,

WHEREAS, since 2009, over 70 Madison-area businesses and organizations have excelled as MPower Business Champions, creating positive change in areas of waste reduction, energy efficiency, transportation, supply chain efficiency, employee health and wellness, employee and community engagement, and more; and,

WHEREAS, as a result of the program, MPower Business Champions collectively realize an annual reduction of 26,110 tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of removing 5,200 cars from Wisconsin roads and a cost savings of over $1,657,000 each year; and,

WHEREAS, Sustain Dane started the MPower program in 2007 as a pledge campaign for businesses and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint and in 2009, Sustain Dane received and administered an EPA P2 grant in partnership with the City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric in which MPower Champions Program was developed; and,

WHEREAS, in 2011, the City of Madison and Sustain Dane received a three-year Climate Showcase Community (CSC) Grant from the EPA, with the entire local match being made by Madison Gas & Electric; and,...

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