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Greenspot Kids

Greenspot Recycle Started in 2011, the GreenSpot for Kids program engages children on how they can help the Earth. In 2017 it expanded to include activities and lesson plans for a K-12 educators to engage their students.  

Our cute ambassador, GreenSpot, was inspired by students. Get to know him better by reading the book GreenSpot and the Dots and find out what it means to be green. Students (and adults alike) can become green and have a positive impact in the neighborhoods we live in.

We encourage your family to join the Columbus GreenSpot Program. If all of us work together, we can keep Columbus green, and we’ll continue to have a beautiful place to live, work and play. 


 Teacher ResourcesGreenspot Scioto Mile There are many resources available for your classroom or group. Check out our online resources (over 45 GreenSpot and non-GreenSpot activities and lesson plans!) where you can search by topic area (air quality, energy, ecology, etc.) or grade level. 

If you teach 2nd graders (7 year olds) you can download our free materials:



Participating Classrooms and Schools
More than 100 classrooms have utilized the GreenSpot for Kids program. Is your school next? Let us know and we may highlight you on our website! Contact GreenSpot@columbus.gov to learn more.



Events for Your Calendar There are many events that happen each year where you can celebrate being green.  See below for some of those events.  If you have an event you’d like listed, please contact GreenSpot@columbus.gov.

      America Recycles Day 
      Car Free Day
      Central Ohio Children’s Water Festival
      Earth Day Celebration
      Walk to School Month


Green Tips for Kids#1 Conserve Energy - Turn off lights when you leave a room. #2 Conserve Water - Save water by taking shorter showers. #3 Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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GreenSpot for Kids came together because of a partnership between Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's Columbus GreenSpot program and the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. 

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