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You're taking the first step to making your home, business, or community group part of a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable Columbus. We're glad you're here.

Hey Columbus...Join the movement today!


Why join GreenSpot? For a couple of really good reasons, actually. One, it's a small thing you can do to make a big impact on the health and future of Columbus. Two, it couldn't be easier.

Our green community is growing daily and currently has more than 15,000 current members consisting of households, businesses, organizations, and community groups.

2017 GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration- You're Invited!

GreenSpotLight 2017 awardJoin GreenSpot and Councilmember Elizabeth Brown in a celebration of our community’s GreenSpot achievements. Being recognized:

*Three GreenSpot businesses (small, medium, and large) that have demonstrated exemplary environmental performance;

*GreenSpot Sustainability Initiative graduates;

*Columbus Energy Challenge participants that have reduced energy consumption by over 20%.

New this year, will be a special Climate Change Education Session. Jason Cervenec with OSU’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center will discuss climate change impacts to Columbus and climate preparedness efforts underway and David R. Celebrezze and local organizations will share tips and available resources to help you reduce your carbon footprint at home. 

For more information and to RSVP please visit the events page.  

Event Sponsor: City of Columbus, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbia Gas of Ohio, AEP Ohio, and SWACO.


I GreenSpot Because I Love to...

I GreenSpot because I love toDo you want to show us why you love to be a GreenSpot member? It is easy and fun. Simply download and print this sign and take a picture of you being green. Tag us on Facebook (Columbus GreenSpot) or email us at GreenSpot@columbus.gov.You can be featured on the GreenSpot Facebook page and help us raise buzz around GreenSpot!

Calling All Artists!

GreenSpot art

Are you an artist that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy sources for your works of art? 
Yes! Then think Columbus GreenSpot!  
Art and sustainability are natural partners.  Whether using recycled materials, repurposed materials, or using renewable energy to power an art piece- the materials are there.  So let’s partner up!
Here is how it works. Create your work of art that uses recycled material and/or renewable energy. Next, take pictures of your art piece from all angles (minimal 4). Then email: GreenSpot@columbus.gov
GreenSpot will review and then post the images to GreenSpot social media (Facebook, Twitter, website).
You can learn more by checking out our flyer.

GreenSpot Backyards

GreenSpot Backyards

GreenSpot Backyards provides education and tools for a healthy backyard. You can be eligible for one $50 rebate on an approved rain barrel, compost bin, or native plants.  You can also get a $100 rebate on a native tree.  Take an easy on-line quiz or attend a workshop hosted by Franklin Soil and Water.

Give Things a Second Chance

CFLs and recycling symbol

Columbus residents love recycling, that is why the RecyColumbus program has more than 75% participation rate.  To learn more about the program visit RecyColumbus.

Changing out your light bulbs to LEDs can save money.  An LED bulb can have a useful life of 25,000 hours (25 times longer than traditional bulbs). Annual operating cost for an LED is 90% less than that of a traditional bulb and more than 50% less than a CFL.

Blue is the new Green

Water Drop

Installing a WaterSense labeled showerhead can save the individual 912 gallons of water a year

Kids Like Green Too!

Kids Like Green

GreenSpot for Kids encourages all ages to Be A GreenSpot with interactive activities, games, green tips, and even a downloadable book, "GreenSpot and the Dots".