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File #: 64257    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE - City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane programming in 2021 and authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sustain Dane.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action: 3/16/2021
Enactment date: 3/22/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00206
Title: SUBSTITUTE - City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane programming in 2021 and authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sustain Dane.
Sponsors: Tag Evers, Shiva Bidar, Syed Abbas, Michael E. Verveer, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sustain Dane for continued collaboration on shared sustainability interests. The MOU covers the years 2021-2023 with an option of a 3-year renewal for 2024-2026. The City will provide $40,000 annually to the program. Funding for the 2021 payment is included in the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget for Engineering - Facilities Management as GO Borrowing under the Sustainability Improvements program (MUNIS 10563). Payments beyond 2021 are subject to appropriations in future years. No additional appropriation is required at this time.

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SUBSTITUTE - City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane programming in 2021 and authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sustain Dane.

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WHEREAS, since 2009, Sustain Dane's MPower Champions Program has provided 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 equitable and 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, over 110 Madison-area businesses and organizations have excelled as MPower Business Champions, creating positive change in areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, 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, 60 million lbs. of CO2 emissions avoided, and $2 mi...

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