Columbus has a history of developing sustainability plans in collaboration with the community. The plans look at strategies of how Columbus can be more sustainable.
Sustainable Columbus 2030 Plan
The vision of the Sustainable Columbus 2030 plan is 100% renewable energy by 2022, carbon neutral by 2050, and prosperous neighborhoods. The plan will implement strategies such as grow the Columbus GreenSpot, conserve and protect natural resources, reduce waste, and invest in systemic change around climate & energy. View more details here. A larger size of the Sustainable Columbus 2030 Agenda graphic can be found here.
THE COLUMBUS GREEN COMMUNITY PLAN (2015-2020)
Otherwise known as Green Memo III, the Columbus Green Community Plan was a five year plan created through an intensive public input process. Internal to the city, the document served as a directive to staff calling for active engagement in the outlined initiatives. Externally, it served as an open invitation to join the city in becoming an increasingly sustainable community. Advancing Columbus as a sustainable city is a shared responsibility in which the city cannot achieve on its own.
GREEN MEMO II
Green Memo II is a continuation of the original Green Memo released in 2005, and was the foundation of former Mayor Michael B. Coleman's Get Green Columbus initiative outlining the city's environmental goals for a period of five years from 2010-2015.
GREEN MEMO & PRINCIPLES (2005-2010)
In January 2005, former Mayor Michael B. Coleman issued a comprehensive environmental policy statement, "Get Green Columbus, Environmental Stewardship in the 21st Century." Known as the Green Memo, the document is based on a set of Green Principles and sets forth the city's commitment to making Columbus a greener place to live.