GreenSpot reaches 20,000 members
The Columbus GreenSpot program hit 20,000 members milestone. This program inspires, educates, and recognizes households, businesses, community groups, and neighborhoods that adopt sustainable practices.
GreenSpot Advisory Board
The GreenSpot Advisory Board (GSAB) had much success in 2021 despite the pandemic. They promoted Earth Day events, assisted with the GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration, planned 19 GreenSpot Conversations, assisted in a tree giveaway, reached out to minority youth, updated the New Homeowner Green Guide, and promoted the Plastic-Free July campaign.
We are proud of our board members! There are citizens as well as several organizations such as Grange Insurance Audubon Center, The Ohio Nature Conservancy, Smart Columbus, OBLSK, MORPC, Green Columbus, Franklin County Public Health, Franklin Park Conservatory, Hikma, COSI, Councilmember Remy's office, Columbia Gas, Sierra Club Ohio Chapter, The Ohio State University, Huntington Bank, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, Sage Sustainable Electronics, Bronzeville Growers Market, OhioHealth, Ramboll, Motherful, Simply Living, Keep Columbus Beautiful, Ohio Hispanic Coalition, and several city departments.
Moving forward in 2022 the GSAB is looking at developing a community of climate leaders along with the Columbus Climate Action Plan, assist in efforts to reduce recyclables that go to the landfill, assist with increasing the tree canopy, update the GreenSpot Sustainable Business course, highlight ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and B Corp designations, develop a "What is GreenSpot" video, student outreach, and increasing the benefits of membership.