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File #: 52901    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing the 10 year anniversary of Sustain Dane’s MPower Champions Program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2018 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 9/4/2018 Final action: 9/4/2018
Enactment date: 9/7/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00631
Title: Recognizing the 10 year anniversary of Sustain Dane’s MPower Champions Program.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, David Ahrens, Allen A. Arntsen, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Keith Furman, Amanda Hall, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Rebecca Kemble, Steve King, Arvina Martin, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood, Ledell Zellers
Fiscal Note
No Appropriation Required
Title
Recognizing the 10 year anniversary of Sustain Dane’s MPower Champions Program.
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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, MPower is currently working with its 10th cohort of organizations,

WHEREAS, since 2009, over 100 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 27,023 tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of removing 5,700 cars from Wisconsin roads and a cost savings of over $1,763,000 each year; and,

WHEREAS, Sustain Dane in partnership with the City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric and other area non-profits 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, Sustain Dane is engaging additional businesses in sustainable business practices beyond the MPower cohorts by o...

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