GreenSpotLight Awards

Each year the GreenSpotLight Awards celebrate the accomplishments of three organizations who demonstrate excellence in sustainable business practices; going above and beyond the requirements of the GreenSpot program. Watch this video to learn more about the program.

Extended GreenSpotLight Program Video

2023 GreenSpotLight Awards

Congratulations to the 2023 GreenSpotLight award winners! Council President Pro Tem Dorans recognized three businesses on their successes over the past year.

See the 2023 press release(PDF, 305KB). Check out the Winners' Highlight document(PDF, 2MB) for a detailed look at their success.

Attendees heard from Columbus Public Utilities Director Kristen Atha about the Sustainable Columbus' successes. Brooke White, co-chair of the GreenSpot Advisory Board, presented on the GreenSpot 2022 achievements. Attendees where treated to a trivia game-congrats to those winners. The event was held at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Thank you to the event sponsors: Sage Sustainable Electronics and VS Engineering. Thanks to the trivia prize sponsors, CeraNet and Rewash Refillery.

Watch the recorded 2023 Awards. View previous winners below.

2023 GreenSpotLight winners and sponsors

Watch the 2022 GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration

GreenSpotLight Award Recipients

Each year GreenSpot recognizes three organizations (small, medium, large) who have demonstrated excellence in business practices that produced environmental benefits; going above and beyond the requirements of the program

Check out previous year's recipients below.

2023 and 2024

2021 and 2022

2019 and 2020

2020 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2020 GreenSpotLight Awards winners(PDF, 740KB).


E.P. FerrisE.P. Ferris

MAD Scientist Associates, LLCMAD Scientist Associates, LLC

Watch the video of the 2020 GreenSpotLight winners. Also recognized was Indianola Informal K-8 as a GreenSpot School, the GreenSpot Sustainable Course class graduates, and Clintonville as a GreenSpot Neighborhood.

2019 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2019 GreenSpotLight winners(PDF, 2MB).

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and CorrectionsOhio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Corporate Cleaning, Inc.Corporate Cleaning, Inc.

Sunny Glen Wellness/Sunny Glen GardenSunny Glen Wellness/Sunny Glen Garden

Sponsors of the 2019 GreenSpotLight Celebration: Green Columbus and AEP Ohio

Watch the video of the 2019 GreenSpotLight winners.

2018 and Older

2018 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2018 GreenSpotLight winners(PDF, 426KB).

American Municipal PowerAmerican Municipal Power

Woolpert, Inc.Woolpert, Inc.

ProSource Wholesale Flooring, Kitchen and BathProSource Wholesale Flooring, Kitchen and Bath

Sponsors of the 2018 GreenSpotLight Celebration: Franklin Park Conservatory and AEP Ohio.

Video: 2018 GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration

2017 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2017 GreenSpotLight winners(PDF, 503KB).

Ohio History ConnectionOhio History Connection

The Dawes ArboretumThe Dawes Arboretum


Video: 2017 GreenSpotLight Awards

Sponsors of the 2017 GreenSpotLight Celebration: Columbus Metropolitan Library, AEP Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio, and SWACO.

2016 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2016 GreenSpotLight winners(PDF, 330KB).


The Market Italian VillageThe Market Italian Village

Coldwater Consulting, LLCColdwater Consulting, LLC

Video: 2016 GreenSpotLight Awards

Sponsors of the 2016 GreenSpotLight Celebration: OSU School of Environmental and Natural Resources, AEP Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio, SWACO, and White Castle.

2015 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2015 GreenSpotLight winners(PDF, 781KB).

Columbus Zoo and AquariumColumbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Table RestaurantThe Table Restaurant

Green ScoopGreen Scoop

Video: 2015 GreenSpotLight Awards

Sponsor of the 2015 GreenSpotLight Celebration: Columbia Gas of Ohio

2014 GreenSpotLight

Abbott NutritionAbbott Nutrition

The Crest GastropubThe Crest Gastropub

Indianola Children's CenterIndianola Children's Center

2013 GreenSpotLight


Gilbane Building CompanyGilbane Building Company

Organized Home RemodelingOrganized Home Remodeling

2012 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2012 GreenSpotLight winners(PDF, 152KB)

G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of ColumbusG&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Columbus


Virtue SalonVirtue Salon

Video: 2012 GreenSpotLight Awards

2011 GreenSpotLight

ms consultants, consultants, inc.

The Nature ConservancyThe Nature Conservancy

First English Lutheran ChurchFirst English Lutheran Church

2010 GreenSpotLight

View highlights of the 2010 GreenSpot winners(PDF, 134KB).

Limited BrandsLimited Brands

Porter WrightPorter Wright

Anshen + Allen, a part of Stantec ArchitectureAnshen + Allen, a part of Stantec Architecture

2009 GreenSpotLight

Battelle Memorial InstituteBattelle Memorial Institute

Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market