Recognizing the role a healthy environment plays in creating a city in which people want to live, work and raise a family, the City of Columbus established the Get Green Columbus initiative. Funded in part by a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), the Office of Environmental Stewardship manages the initiative focusing internally on city operations as well as externally partnering with stakeholders from throughout the community.
To assist in guiding the efforts of the Office of Environmental Stewardship, the city convenes an advisory group of city staff and community, business and environmental experts known as the Columbus Green Team. The group meets every other month and is further supported by working groups with a focus on: Transportation; Growth and Development; Education and Engagement; Energy; Business; Greenspace and Green Building.
Follow the links below to learn about the projects that make up the Office of Environmental Stewardship's initiative.
Together with the Office of Environmental Stewardship, staff and the Columbus Green Team identify and implement projects to reduce impact on the environment through the city's influence. A sampling of these
are described here and categorized by topic area: Green Building; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle; Renewable Energy; Resource Protection and Conservation; Transportation.
Maintaining an environmentally sustainable community requires a community wide effort and there are a variety of ways you can
Each year since 2005 the Office of Environmental Stewardship has released a
summarizing environmental efforts taking place in the City of Columbus.
A series of
developed to direct the work of Get Green Columbus.
A list of
presented to the City of Columbus for work done as a result of the Get Green Columbus initiative.
In the News
Archived news articles, press releases, and newsletters relating to Get Green Columbus projects and activities.