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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 17,000 current members consisting of households, businesses, organizations, and community groups. Collectively they have saved more than $7 million, reduced CO2 emissions by 37.3 million pounds, reduced water consumption by 65+ million gallons, and recycled 31 million pounds. 

GreenSpot inspires, educates, and recognizes households, businesses, and community groups that adopt green practices. GreenSpot is a membership-based program that provides a framework to think about sustainability and a way to log your successes. It is free to join and there is no fee or cost. If you live in Franklin County or surrounding counties you are eligible! 

GreenSpot 10th Anniversary Event!

GreenSpot 10th anniversary sign different sizeWe are excited to celebrate this milestone at the Green Columbus August Green Drinks at the beautiful Grange Insurance Audubon Center on Wednesday, August 15th from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

The program will consist of:

Remarks by Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy.
Table trivia (with prizes!).
Panel discussion with GreenSpot businesses Evolved Body Art, Franklin Park Conservatory, White Castle, and household member Kai A. Landis.

Live music by Jim Maneri on piano. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be provided. Sponsors for the event are Green Columbus, SWACO, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Metro Cuisine, and Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Click here to learn more about the event and let us know you'll be there!

Also, City Hall lights will be lit green at night the whole week of August 13th in honor of GreenSpot. 

Big thanks to Elevator Brewery, Jack & Benny's, Portia's Cafe, and Skillet for offering a discount for GreenSpot members the week of August 13th. 

To learn more about GreenSpot visit www.columbusgreenspot.org

2018 GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration

CM Remy and Woolpert, Inc2Congratulations to all those that were recognized at the 2018 GreenSpotLight Awards Celebration! Those being recognized included American Municipal Power, Woolpert, Inc., ProSource Wholesale Flooring, Kitchen and Bath, AC Lens, Cardinal Health, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, L Brands, Prime AE Group, St. Mary School, and German Village. 

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the city’s new sustainability logo “Sustainable Columbus” which will replace the Get Green logo on the city’s website, green city vehicles, and yearly sustainability progress reports. 

Thank you to those that attended to make it a success, those recognized, and Franklin Park Conservatory for hosting and AEP Ohio for sponsoring the event.  Read more about it here

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 GreenSpot and the Arts 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 here

GreenSpot Backyards

GreenSpot Backyards

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

Water, Energy, Recycling = Going Green

Water, Energy, Recycle

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

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.


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".