Webster Groves Celebrates Becoming an EPA Green Power Community

A huge congratulations to the City of Webster Groves for being recognized as the third EPA Green Power Community (GPC) in the state of Missouri and one of only 55 in the Nation.

To earn the Green Power Community designation, Webster Groves needed to match three percent of the energy consumed within the city boundaries by either installing solar or purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs). We are proud to say that Webster Groves is currently matching 3.37 percent of its energy with green power, which is equivalent to preventing almost 11,109,620 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere and is the same as taking 1,061 cars off the road for a year. Way to go Webster!!!

Community support has been outstanding with 455 homes purchasing RECs through the Ameren Missouri Pure Power program and 240 of those homes enrolled in the last year during the GPC.

The following businesses/organizations are also participating by purchasing RECs:
Big Sky Café, Christ The King Covenant Church, 1st Congregational Church of WG, Freddie’s Market, Hub Bicycle Company, Naturally Pure Salon, Straub’s Market, The Healthy Planet, Verde Kids, Weber’s Front Row, and WG School District.

And the following businesses/organizations have installed solar:
Lighting Associates, Llewellyn’s Pub, Ross & Baruzzini, Straub’s Market, Webster Gardens Lutheran Church, the Webster Groves Service Center, and Webster University and 21 homes have installed solar.

Thank you to the Webster Groves residents, businesses, organizations, Sustainability Commission, the City Council, City Manager and Mayor Gerry Welch for showing great leadership in sustainability and for setting an example to our surrounding communities and beyond!

We enjoyed celebrating this accomplishment at the Hawken House and would like to thank the Webster Groves High School A Capella group for kicking off the celebration with an incredible performance.

The Green Power team, Ameren Missouri – PurePower and Microgrid Energy, congratulates Webster Groves on this exciting accomplishment!!

 

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