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"If we can reduce or reuse materials, even before recycling them, we're helping keep them out of the landfill, and that's really better for our environment and better for our Solid Waste Utility," Office of Sustainability manager BARBARA BUFFALOE with words of encouragement ahead of next Saturday's Fix-It Fair. Plus, find out more about the city's roadside pollinator program. October 11, 2019

Check out the Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market each Sunday morning now through the end of October for the best in local food, local art, local entertainment and more! Guests: DENNY BUCKLER and ROY HARTLEY | Also, BARBARA BUFFALOE has tips on how to conserve water while keeping your lawn looking great this summer! (2:42) June 7, 2019

The city's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is the road map of 126 potential actions that we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. BARBARA BUFFALOE says most of those actions are simply "conscious decisions." May 8, 2019

Office of Sustainability manager BARBARA BUFFALOE is doing her part to keep her carbon footprint at a minimum this month by biking everywhere, everyday. And we do mean everywhere, even into our studio! Do your part: join Barbara and others at the Columbia Public Library on Earth Day for the rollout of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. April 17, 2019

What do you do with an old fire extinguisher? How about a ragged, old tarp? BARBARA BUFFALOE answers those questions and more on today's show! (You could also ask the Office of Sustainability's 'Waste Wizard', but that's not near as much fun.) March 20, 2019

2018 was a busy year for the City of Columbia's Office of Sustainability! BARBARA BUFFALOE takes a look back at the good, the bad and the "world's stupidest problem." Plus, get details on the first Fix-It Fair of the new year! January 10, 2019

BARBARA BUFFALOE talks about the City of Columbia Office of Sustainability's 'Climate Action Community Forum', happening tomorrow at City Hall. Let your voice be heard as the city drafts its own climate action and adaptation plan! November 27, 2018

Save money and learn how to repair something all by yourself? That's the goal of tomorrow's Sustainable Living Fair, hosted by the City of Columbia's Office of Sustainability and Peaceworks. Speakers, tours and a mini 'Fix-It Fair' round out a day full of tips and tricks that you can use to help make Earth a "greener, healthier planet." Guest: BARBARA BUFFALOE October 12, 2018

If you're watching this and it's after 8:30 in the morning, you're already late to an "awesome" event happening right now at Courtyard Columbia, hosted by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Columbia Water and Light and Missouri Division of Energy. (The good thing is, you can walk in late!) From the eventbrite website: Learn how the value of energy efficiency is affecting property buyers/sellers, real estate agents, appraisers, mortgage bankers and energy contractors. Guest: BARBARA BUFFALOE | September 18, 2018

If you own rental property in Columbia (and apparently that's like, half of you), you're eligible for rebates and cost-share programs provided by and/or sponsored by the City of Columbia's Office of Sustainability. BARBARA BUFFALOE tells us how investing in the energy efficiency of your property now will pay for itself in the years to come. August 29, 2018

"We're one year since the President of the United States pulled out of the Paris climate accord, and our city joined over 400 other cities to say, 'nope, we're still in, we're still gonna work on climate action in our community because we know of what the difference can make." -- BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager, City of Columbia. June 21, 2018

May is Stroke Awareness Month. MU Health Care's DR. ADNAN QURESHI says that close to one million people will suffer from a stroke-like symptom each year. Find out what the warning signs are and what you can do to minimize the effects! Also, BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability at the City of Columbia, invites everyone to a community workshop TONIGHT to discuss how climate change will affect our community. (4:26) May 22, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about the many planned activities to help us celebrate our planet Earth! Starting tomorrow, turn off any non-essential lights and devices from 8:30-9:30 p.m.; then there's the Show Me Native Yards and Neighborhoods Workshop with Nadia Navarrete-Tindall; plus, the Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference is coming up in mid-April. So much to do - watch for details! March 23, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about the return of the Fix-It Fair! If you missed this event last fall, here's another opportunity to save those small appliances and/or household items from ending up in the city's landfill. The catch? Their experts are training YOU on how to do the actual repair. February 27, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about a number of ways to keep this post-Christmas period both extra-special and extra-green! Topics covered include what to do with your tree once it "no longer has a purpose in your living room." December 26, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with the City of Columbia's BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager, and PATRICIA HAYLES, Community Relations Specialist, about the Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) awards nomination process. Applications are still being accepted! Also, Barbara invites those who need a small appliance repaired, and those who know how to fix a small appliance, to the first (possibly annual) "Fix-It Fair"! Watch for details! November 8, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about the annual 'Sustainable Living Fair' happening Sunday, October 15 at City Hall in downtown Columbia. Come and learn about all the ways to minimize your carbon footprint while saving a few bucks on energy bills! October 6, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, talk trash about...well, trash! More like recycling, actually. For instance, did you know that our recycling is "dual stream"? Find out what that means, and how smart phone apps have made staying in the know a whole lot easier. August 14, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about what Columbia's 'Climate Action Plan' means to the people of Mid-Missouri. Next month, the public is invited to attend a council meeting in which the Office of Sustainability will be presenting a comprehensive report that details efforts made by the citizens of Columbia to reduce carbon emissions, and a plan to continue those efforts into the future. Watch for details! July 24, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with the City of Columbia's BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager, and ERIC HEMPEL, Housing Specialist, about how much insulation you should have in your attic. Eric says your attic is the least expensive and most cost-effective room in your home to insulate. So how much should be up there; should I be able to see my rafters; and what difference does it all make are just some of the questions we get to the bottom of - watch! June 9, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about Earth Hour 2017. Plan to join the rest of the world and go dark from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 25! A small gesture can make a big impact on future generations to come. Watch for details! March 23, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about Columbia's recent 3-STAR certification by STAR Communities. What does that mean, exactly? Barbara tells us that the ratings given are basically a benchmarking tool based on many categories like health and safety, climate and energy use, equity and empowerment and more. In other words, it's a good thing! January 24, 2017

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, talk about what to do with your Christmas tree once it comes down. (No rush, seriously!) One option is to have the city pick up your full-sized tree (through the end of January) and use it to create methane via the bioreactor at the landfill. Find out more! Plus, get an update on the CoMo Energy Challenge - just two days left to try and win $5M! December 29, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia! It's officially the holiday season, and before you know it, you'll be wrapping gifts for friends and family. If you're wanting to keep the process environmentally-friendly, then watch for Barbara's tips on how to keep it 'green'! (She also delves into how to keep our home energy costs down without sacrificing comfort.) November 25, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with the City of Columbia's BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager; and JAMES COLE, Sustainability Educator, about the final push of the two-year CoMo Energy Challenge campaign! If enough of us save energy, we'll beat out 49 other cities and win $5M from Georgetown University. What can you do to help as the clock runs down? Let's just say it involves the hashtag: #SavingEnergy2Win - watch for details! September 28, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, talk about the old adage, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." If you're about to move from your home and you don't know what to do with all that junk you've acquired over the years - before you throw it in the garbage - watch our interview for some alternative ideas! July 29, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with SARA REINDEL about the 2016 Relay For Life event happening this Saturday on the track at Father Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia. Find out how you can take part in "one of the most important events in Boone County." At [3:20] BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, returns with simple tips and tricks you can do to reduce your carbon footprint while at the same time helping "CoMo" win $5M. It's a win-win - watch! June 9, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about Earth Hour! Barbara says "it's a global discussion and it's a global effort to really make a difference in climate change." It's coming up this Saturday - will you be ready to flip the switch? March 15, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, talk about how - among other topics (such as recycling, the CoMo Energy Challenge, Christmas Tree curbside pickup and more) - Columbia uses methane from the landfill to power a turbine that generates electricity. Crazy stuff - watch! January 6, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with BARBARA BUFFALOE, Sustainability Manager at the City of Columbia, about ways to "save money where we can, so we can spend it where we want to." One way is to switch to LED light bulbs on the tree - they'll last for 40 Christmases! December 9, 2015

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