Become a Missouri Green Power Community
What is a Green Power Community (GPC)?
Green Power Communities (GPCs) are cities in which the local government, businesses, and residents have a made a commitment to switching to green power sources. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a program to recognize cities that invest in large amounts of green power, as a percentage of their total power usage. Cities that have met the EPA criteria are officially designated as EPA Green Power Communities, which entails recognition on the EPA website, and the use of official GPC street signs.
Why not?! Cities in Missouri are taking the lead in the Midwest, starting with the City of Clayton, which became the first GPC in the state in 2010. Now other cities, such as the City of Creve Coeur are moving forward with plans to achieve this designation.
Can my City become a GPC?
Yes! Any city can achieve this, and with so many cities looking for ways to get serious about climate change, the EPA program offers a great opportunity. Learn all the details here.