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The City of Columbia's dedication to preserving and restoring 'roadside pollinators' - native plants that grow alongside the road that attract monarch butterflies that are often mowed over - is a "long-term investment for ourselves, for our future generations and for the environment." Guest: BARBARA BUFFALOE, City of Columbia sustainability manager July 24, 2020

Instead of throwing out broken bikes, lamps, small kitchen appliances, toys, clothing, etc., why not get them fixed and keep them out of the landfill? That's the goal of the City of Columbia's semi-regular Fix-It Fair - the next one being tomorrow afternoon at Lowe's in Columbia. Guest: LELANDE REHARD  July 26, 2019

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Drought, storms, extreme weather conditions, the rise of sea levels, the loss of ecosystems, and dire predictions: If you follow the news, you know that when it comes to the state of the planet, it's not a pretty picture. And President Trump's 2017 decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement has added to the concerns.

But what does all this mean for Columbia, Missouri? 

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