City of Columbia recognized for environmentally responsible management
of electronic assets by national sustainability initiative
The City of Columbia, South Carolina recently received a Silver award for its achievements in the 2018 State Electronics Challenge; a comprehensive nationwide environmental sustainability initiative that currently reaches more than 223,000 employees in 39 states.
2018 was the third year in a row for the city to receive this recognition. They are one of only 14 entities in the nation recognized with the award, and the only one in South Carolina.
As a result of these environmental initiatives, last year the city saved enough energy to power 662 households per year, avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 314,657 cars from the road per year, as well as avoiding the generation of over 9,000 pounds of hazardous waste – equivalent to the weight of 36 refrigerators.
A full list of winners and their environmental accomplishments can be found on the State Electronics Challenge website (www.stateelectronicschallenge.net).
The State Electronics Challenge awards were made possible through donations from Samsung, Panasonic and the R2/RIOS Program.