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.
Climate Action Plan
The final Columbus Climate Action Plan is out! Our community is upping its ambition, and is committed to bold goals like a 45% emissions reduction by 2030 to ensure Columbus is doing its fair share to combat global climate change. The 2050 goal is carbon neutral. Learn more.
Clean Energy Columbus
Clean Energy Columbus, a community choice aggregation program, is an easy and
effective way for local officials to contract for competitively priced
electricity based on group buying power for its residents. The City of Columbus is committed to pursuing
community choice aggregation with a goal to implement a program that provides
100% clean, renewable energy by 2022. Learn more.
Sustainable Steps 2021 campaigns are on promoting trees and a Columbus solar-co-op! Both help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life in Columbus neighborhoods.
Each year since 2005 the City has released a report summarizing environmental efforts taking place in the City of Columbus. 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.