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 Sustainable Columbus initiative. This initiative focuses on improving internally city operations as well as externally partnering with stakeholders from throughout the community.
Follow the links below to learn about the projects that make up our Sustainable Columbus Initiative.
Together with the Office of Environment, city 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 key initiativesare 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 get involved.
Each year since 2005 the Office of Environment has released a progress report
summarizing environmental efforts taking place in the City of Columbus.
A series of
developed to direct the advancement of environmental sustainability.
A list of
presented to the City of Columbus for work done as a result of its sustainability initiative.