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Florissant "Cool Cities" Overview

The City of Florissant opted to become a "Cool City."  By this designation, we are joining with cities across the nation to address global warming created in part by carbon emissions.  We on the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) are committed to assessing, addressing and reducing carbon emissions by increasing awareness and energy efficiency throughout our city.  This means partnering with government, public and private sectors to champion this important GLOBAL issue.

The Environmental Quality Commission is pledging:

  • To raise awareness via educational broadcasts, the city website and articles in the Florissant Focus to provide information about global warming trends and to help residents make a difference reducing carbon dioxide (CO2);
  • To continue to set an example in City Hall by improving energy usage practices as outlined by the city-wide carbon audit done in 2009-10; by encouraging energy efficient  "green building" permits, incentives for hybrid fleets, and environmental protection legislation;
  • To expand recycling efforts begun with unistream recycling program in 2009 by including annual electronic recycling events and working to include condominium and businesses;
  • To partner with the businesses about improving energy efficiency that leads to a greener community at large.

If you have any questions, you may call/email the Chairperson Robert Parson Jr at 314-862-6265 / Robert@robertparsonlaw.com

Florissant Cool Cities Businesses Info and App

Communities all over America are taking action to help solve global warming. Will you as a Florissant business owner help the cause?

In 2005, Mayor Robert G. Lowery, Sr., signed the Sierra Club's U.S. Mayoral Climate Protection Agreement making Florissant a "Cool City." In doing so, Mayor Lowery committed the City of Florissant to curbing global warming in our community. The formation of the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) in 2006 was the first step toward this goal. I am proud to be a member of this commission.

The Environmental Quality Commission is actively partnering with local businesses that have instituted or are willing to institute environmentally friendly policies and practices. This initiative is known as the "Cool City Business Agreement." By agreeing to certain terms and teaming with the City, your business will benefit by

  • Being highlighted on Florissant's City Web site as a Cool City Business.
  • Ensuring that your customers know your commitment to green policies.
  • Joining Batteries Plus and U-Haul, our first Cool City Businesses, with an attractive sign designating your business as an official "Florissant Cool City Business."
  • Helping Florissant move one step closer to lowering our negative impact on the environment.

If you are interested in becoming a Florissant Cool City Business, please take a few minutes to read the enclosed literature and application. You can return your completed application to the City of Florissant, Attn: EQC, 955 St. Francois, Florissant, MO 63031. Or you can give me a call when it is completed, and I will be happy to pick it up. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance. The Environmental Quality Commission looks forward to your participation as a Cool City Business.

Sincerely,
Florissant EQC

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