17,000 Members


You're taking the first step to making your home, business, or community group part of a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable Columbus. We're glad you're here.

Hey Columbus...Join the movement today!


Why join GreenSpot? For a couple of really good reasons, actually. One, it's a small thing you can do to make a big impact on the health and future of Columbus. Two, it couldn't be easier.

Our green community is growing daily and currently has more than 15,000 current members consisting of households, businesses, organizations, and community groups.

GreenSpot inspires, educates, and recognizes households, businesses, and community groups that adopt green practices. GreenSpot is a membership-based program that provides a framework to think about sustainability and a way to log your successes. It is free to join and there is no fee or cost. If you live in Franklin County or surrounding counties you are eligible! 

2017 GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration

GreenSpotLight awardThe 2017 GreenSpotLights were a great success! Thanks to all those that contributed. Congratulations to our winners: Ohio History Connection, The Dawes Arboretum, and CeraNet.

If you missed the event, you can read more about and watch the video on our GreenSpotLight page

I GreenSpot Because I Love to...

I GreenSpot because I love toDo you want to show us why you love to be a GreenSpot member? It is easy and fun. Simply download and print this sign and take a picture of you being green. Tag us on Facebook (Columbus GreenSpot) or email us at GreenSpot@columbus.gov.You can be featured on the GreenSpot Facebook page and help us raise buzz around GreenSpot!

Calling All Artists!

GreenSpot art

Are you an artist that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy sources for your works of art? 
Yes! Then think Columbus GreenSpot!  
Art and sustainability are natural partners.  Whether using recycled materials, repurposed materials, or using renewable energy to power an art piece- the materials are there.  So let’s partner up!
Here is how it works. Create your work of GreenSpot and the Arts art that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy. Next, take pictures of your art piece from all angles (minimal 4). Then email: GreenSpot@columbus.gov
GreenSpot will review and then post the images to GreenSpot social media (Facebook, Twitter, website).
You can learn more here

GreenSpot Backyards

GreenSpot Backyards

GreenSpot Backyards provides education and tools for a healthy backyard. Eligible residents can receive one $50 rebate on an approved rain barrel, compost bin, native plants, or up to $100 rebate on a native tree.  Take an easy on-line quiz or attend a workshop hosted by Franklin Soil and Water.

Water, Energy, Recycling = Going Green

Water, Energy, Recycle

Installing a WaterSense labeled showerhead can save the individual 912 gallons of water a year.

Columbus residents love recycling, that is why the RecyColumbus program has more than 75% participation rate.  To learn more about the program visit RecyColumbus.

Changing out your light bulbs to LEDs can save money.  An LED bulb can have a useful life of 25,000 hours (25 times longer than traditional bulbs). Annual operating cost for an LED is 90% less than that of a traditional bulb and more than 50% less than a CFL.


Kids Like Green Too!

Kids Like Green

GreenSpot for Kids encourages all ages to Be A GreenSpot with interactive activities, games, green tips, and even a downloadable book, "GreenSpot and the Dots".