City Celebrates GreenSpot Business Accomplishments
Climate Education Session Focused on Impacts,
Preparedness, and Solutions
there is light, things tend to prosper. In the City of Columbus, three
organizations were recognized for its commitment to facilitating a sustainable
living and work environment with the GreenSpotLight award. They are the Ohio
History Connection, Dawes Arboretum, and CeraNet.
winners demonstrate that being sustainable is good for our community, good for
the environment, and good for business,” said Councilmember Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Council Environment Committee
recognizing these businesses for their sustainability efforts.
The City of Columbus
presented the prized GreenSpotLight award to three GreenSpot member
organizations as part of the annual GreenSpot celebration. Members of the
Columbus Green Team selected the awardees using information provided in their
GreenSpot annual reports.
individuals and businesses in Central Ohio do make a difference,” said
Councilmember Brown. “I hope that today’s event provided inspiration to take
action, as well as a guide for how to get involved.”
These businesses, one
small, medium, and large demonstrated excellence in conserving and protecting
water, reducing waste, greening their transportation and informing and engaging
their staff and clients.
businesses and households looking to go green, look no further than GreenSpot,”
said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “These organizations use GreenSpot’s strong
framework to adopt sustainable practices. They are contributing to making
Columbus a beautiful, healthy, and prosperous city.”
organizations were recognized for completing GreenSpot’s Sustainability
Initiative Course. This program provides mentoring and networking opportunities
as the businesses go through the GreenSpot application process. This diverse
group of organizations received their membership at the SpotLight Celebration:
Fair Auto Auction
- Hot Chicken Take Over
- Kaufman Development
- MAPFRE Stadium/Columbus Crew
- Nestle Quality Assurance Center
- Olentangy Paddle
climate education session was also part of the program. Jason Cervenec with the
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center at Ohio State provided an overview of
the local impacts of climate change in Central Ohio. Additional information was
provided on environmental initiatives from the City of Columbus, including the
GreenSpot Program began in 2008 to inspire, educate and recognize those in our
community who are taking steps to protect our environment. Currently, there are
more than 15,000 members.
residents, and community groups are encouraged to visit www.columbusgreenspot.org to apply for membership.