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File #: 54478    Version: 1 Name: City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane’s Mpower Champions and the Sustainable Business Network.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2019 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 2/26/2019 Final action: 2/26/2019
Enactment date: 3/1/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00147
Title: City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane’s Mpower Champions and the Sustainable Business Network.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Zach Wood, Allen A. Arntsen, Steve King, Michael E. Verveer, Marsha A. Rummel
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City of Madison's sponsorship for Sustain Dane's Mpower Champions and Sustainable Business Network by providing $40,000 to the program. Funding for this support is included in the 2019 Adopted Capital Budget (Engineering-Facilities Management) within the Sustainability Improvments program. In 2019 $750,000 of GO Borrowing was authorized in the program for improvements and support of projects that reduce energy usage. (MUNIS 10563)
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City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane’s Mpower Champions and the Sustainable Business Network.
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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, 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 18.9 million kWh saved, 59.2 million lbs. of CO2 emissions avoided, and $1.7 million dollars saved each year; and,
WHEREAS, as a result of funding from The City of Madison and the other “founding sponsor” Madison Gas and Electric, Sustain Dane has leveraged these funds annually to secure national grant...

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