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RESOLUTION NO. 140811
Declaring October, 2014 as Energy Awareness Month in Kansas City, Missouri.
WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to address our growing energy and
environmental needs across the world and we need energy policies that promote
environmental sustainability and economic growth; and
WHEREAS, one program supporting these efforts is a presidential proclamation
issued in 1991 to make October Energy Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, for 19 years, non-profit organizations, large and small businesses,
government organizations, and concerned citizens have celebrated this month with
activities and actions to promote public understanding of our energy needs and ways to
reduce the amount of energy we consume in our everyday lives; and
WHEREAS, locally the Midwest Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
(HPwES) program which is a partnership of the Metropolitan Energy Center, KCP&L,
and the former Missouri Gas Energy, now owned by LaClede Gas Company; and
WHEREAS, the Midwest Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program
issues annual Century Club Awards that, in 2014, recognizes Energy Efficient Home
Services (Erik Henson); Green CAT Services (Rob Jones); Green Improvement
Consulting (Luke Smith); The Hayes Company (Jeff Classen); Smart Energy Solutions
(Janin Carlson); Star Energy Consultants, LLC (Ben Meyer); each having completed
energy efficiency improvements of at least 100 buildings in Kansas City; and
WHEREAS, our City benefits from decreased indoor health and safety problems,
decreased energy use, and the resultant monthly utility bills; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
That the Mayor and Council hereby declare October, 2014 as Energy Awareness
Month in Kansas City, Missouri; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes
of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Century
Award recipients for their important contributions to the environment and sustainability
in our city and country and congratulate and encourage their efforts.