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GreenSpot Neighborhood

Are you ready to take the next step? Turn your GreenSpot homes and businesses into a GreenSpot Neighborhood!

GreenSpot Neighborhood is a great way to bring together residents and businesses to make commitments that are unique for your neighborhood.  Commitments that help everyone live and work a little greener.

Benefits of being a GreenSpot Neighborhood include receipt of best practices for environmental and financial benefits, support from the City to develop your plan, and recognition from the City through GreenSpot social media and two GreenSpot Neighborhood signs installed at entry points to your neighborhood.

Read more about how to join and email GreenSpot with any questions.

There are several sustainability programs available to neighborhoods. See how GreenSpot Neighborhood sustainability indicators compare to the other programs.

Current GreenSpot Neighborhoods:

Discovery District

GS Nieghborhood Sign
  • Recruited more than 120 households and businesses to be GreenSpots.
  • Promoted rain barrel workshops.
  • Promoted sustainability tips through social media and newsletters.
  • Worked with AEP Ohio Community Energy Savers program to reach 173 community participants (including Thurber Center, Kelton House, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Townley Court, and Forestdale Apartment Complex).
  • Invested $10,000 in lighting upgrades at Kelton House, Thurber Center, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.
  • Recruited more than 50 people to participate in the Bike to Work Day (2014).
  • Participated in Earth Day Celebration at Columbus Commons.
  • Promoted and attended the GreenSpotLight Celebration.
  • Identified recycling dumpster locations and educated those who are not eligible for the RecyColumbus residential recycling program.
  • Taught 30-40 first year and sophomore Metro Early College High School students about energy audits through in-community demonstrations. 

Sawmill Place Area

  • Educated more than 2,000 people on GreenSpot and sustainability/conservation actions through “Sawmill Saturdays” and “Think Spring” events (sixteen environmental and conservation groups participated).
  • Promoted and attended the GreenSpotLight Celebrations.
  • Participated in Earth Day work site.
  • Featured in a Natural Resources Defense Council video for preservation and improvement projects.
  • Planted more than 50 trees, prairies (native plants to promote pollinators) at the Sawmill Wetlands site.
  • Worthington Library has a “green-themed” series each year.
  • Held community yard sale with 100 families participating each year.
  • Promote conservation/sustainability through Friends of Sawmill Wetlands Facebook page.
  • Recognized as a Keep Columbus Beautiful sponsor with new sign on Bent Tree.
  • Awarded a Monarch Waystation site registration.
  • Cited as the Ohio Wetlands Association Leader in Wetland Advocacy.
  • Awarded by the National Garden Clubs for our preservation and educational programs.
  • Partnered with the Grange Insurance Audubon Center to present the award winning film The Messenger in December 2015.
  • Sponsor at the April 2016 Environmental Professionals Network.