Environment

  1. City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter dove right into urgent stormwater management issues at a joint meeting of Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission today. Read on...
  2. Green Building Task Force recommends program to finance energy conservation improvements

    The Springfield Greene-County Green Building Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission at a joint meeting Jan. 27 at noon at the Greene County Archives & Election Center. Read on...
  3. Green Building Task Force to present recommendations to Council and Greene County Commission today

    The Springfield Greene-County Green Building Task Force will present its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission at a joint meeting today at noon at the Greene County Archives & Election Center. Media are encouraged to attend. Read on...
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EarthA large portion of our local quality of life and economy relies on our environmental stewardship. The City is very proud of our community’s track record of environmental compliance and recognizes we must protect our environmental resources for future generations.

The City’s Sustainability Office offers educational and outreach programs about a variety of topics, including recycling for homes and businesses, air quality, composting and vermicomposting.

Springfield has been held up as a “model community” by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) The City, Greene County and City Utilities continued building an integrated plan framework that would allow a more holistic approach to the various unfunded environmental mandates that all communities are facing – wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, air quality and solid waste.

The plan also takes into account community affordability in a new, and in our opinion, more equitable way than state and federal regulators currently propose. The City proposed this integrated plan framework to both EPA and Missouri DNR. If crafted successfully, the framework could become a national model.