Recognizing the role a healthy environment plays in contributing to Columbus continuing to be America’s Opportunity City, the City of Columbus established the Sustainable Columbus initiative. This initiative, under the leadership of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, focuses on optimizing internal city operations and working with external stakeholders from throughout the community to enhance and promote environmentally friendly policies throughout our community. This website will serve as a one-stop-shop to connect to city programs that benefit our environment.
Columbus Climate Action Plan
Our community is upping its ambition, and is committed to bold goals of 45% emissions reduction by 2030 to ensure Columbus is doing its fair share to combat global climate change. The 2050 goal is carbon neutral. This is part of the city's community roadmap to equity, health, and prosperity for all Columbus families. The plan leads with ambition, guided by science and centered in equity, Learn more.
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. Learn more.
Each year since 2005 the City has released a report summarizing environmental efforts taking place in the City of Columbus. Learn more.
Columbus' past and present guiding documents. Learn more.
Sustainability is a community-wide effort. Success means everyone doing their part. Check out these organizations that strive to make Columbus a greener city.