Columbia City Council formed the City of Columbia's Climate Protection Action Committee, also known as CPAC, in 2006 after the Mayor signed the US Conference of Mayors Climate Action Plan. CPAC now serves as City's clearinghouse for environmental action, information and activities. 

CPAC's Mission
To develop and advocate for effective strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change, conserve natural resources, and otherwise protect the environment at a City level, while also fostering an improved quality of life for the citizens of the City of Columbia. 

CPAC's Purpose
To recommend and oversee the development and implementation of mission-based programs and projects within the City of Columbia.

CPAC Appointees meet twice monthly: first Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. (general meeting); third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. (working meeting). The Advisory Committee members meet quarterly following the CPAC Appointee meeting at 10 AM.

CPAC Appointee Working Session, Tuesday, August 17, 8:30 AM 
CPAC Appointee Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, September 7, 8:30 AM
CPAC Advisory Committee Meeting: Tuesday, November 2, 10 AM

In the interest of public health, this meeting will be held using videoconferencing technology. Members of the public and/or media who wish to observe the meeting may do so remotely by requesting a meeting link from the City of Columbia Sustainability Coordinator Mary Pat Baldauf. Members of CPAC will have the ability to remotely participate in voting and operational procedures via telephone or other means of electronic communication. The public may submit letters and statements via email to [email protected] leading up to the meeting or the day of, as that account will be monitored during the meetings. 

Members of the public may attend CPAC meetings as a guest, but may also apply for an appointment, voting or non-voting. Please use the City's application for Boards and Commissions to apply. You may also access CPAC information on the City's Boards and Commissions page. 

  1. Check out the City's Climate Action Plan, which guides the work of CPAC. The plan was created in 2006 by City staff and community leaders and is updated on a regular basis.    

  2.    Learn more about the City's first and new LEED Gold certified building, the Columbia Water facility at 4013 West       Beltline Boulevard.

  3.   For monthly updates on City of Columbia environmental and sustainability initiatives, subscribe to Speaking              Sustainability, a monthly e-newsletter.

             About CPAC

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Office Hours
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
2910 Colonial Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Mary Pat Baldauf, Sustainability Facilitator
(803) 545-2722 (CPAC)
[email protected]