The City of Creve Coeur recognizes the importance of being a sustainable and environmentally conscience community and has initiated many efforts over the years in support of these values.
The Horticulture, Environment & Beautification Committee, originally named the Recycling & Environment Committee when formed in 1990, has taken on a number of initiatives over the years from expanding recycling
in the city to developing a community landscaping guide
that supports the planting of ecologically-friendly Missouri native plant species.
The Climate Action Task Force
was formed in 2008 following the signing of the U.S. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement
and the completion of the St. Louis region’s first municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
, both of which were backed by unanimous support from the City Council through Resolution 790.
In 2010, the city adopted Phase 1 of a Climate Action Plan
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions communitywide 20 percent by 2015 in comparison to 2005 baseline levels.
In December 2011, the City Council adopted a resolution to initiate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Community Challenge
in Creve Coeur to support the purchase of renewable energy. The city kicked off a Green Power Community Challenge (GPC) campaign in April 2012. Learn more about Creve Coeur’s GPC campaign