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 2022. They promoted Earth Day events, assisted with the GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration, planned 5 GreenSpot Conversations, 5 GreenSpot tours, assisted with the Urban Heat Island mapping project, reached out to minority youth, promoted the Lawn Mower Exchange, held a GreenSpot Sustainable Business Class reunion, and promoted several social media campaigns.
We are proud of our board members! There are citizens as well as 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 of Ohio, The Ohio State University, Huntington Bank, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, Sage Sustainable Electronics, Bronzeville Growers Market, OhioHealth, Motherful, Simply Living, Keep Columbus Beautiful, Ohio Hispanic Coalition, and several city departments.
Moving forward in 2023 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 and reducing the heat island effect, increasing neighborhood participation in GreenSpot Neighborhood, highlight ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and B Corp designations, develop a "What is GreenSpot" video, student outreach, and increasing the benefits of membership.