Alton Mayor Brant Walker has recognized the members of the city's Cool Cities Committee for their work leading to the completion of the 2015 Green Cities Challenge. The challenge was sponsored by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Missouri Botanical Gardens.
Specifically, Mayor Brant Walker says the committee has been working since 2008 with little if any funding.
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Walker says the city was recognized for reducing energy consumption at the Public Works Building from about 579,000 kWh in 2010 to just over 372,000 kWh in 2013, which led to a savings of about $42,000 over that period of time.