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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.
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 almost 14,000 current members consisting of households, businesses, organizations, and community groups.
On April 12th Mayor Andrew J. Ginther recognized the GreenSpotLight Award winners for their sustainability achievements over the past year to help make Columbus a beautiful, healthy, and prosperous city. The Mayor also recognized the six organizations that graduated from the GreenSpot Sustainability Initiative class.
Council member Elizabeth Brown recognized the Columbus Energy Challenge winners who reduced their energy consumption by at least 20% over the last year.
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.
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 lightbulbs 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.
Installing a WaterSense labeled showerhead can save the individual 912 gallons of water a year
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".