Office of Sustainability 
910 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215 

Bryan M. Clark
Deputy Director
Phone: (614) 645-6992

Erin Beck
Assistant Director, Sustainable Columbus 
Phone: (614) 645-3522

Alana Shockey
Assistant Director, Sustainability 
Phone: (614) 645-7157

Jeff Ortega
Sustainable Columbus Coordinator
Phone: (614) 645-8995

David R. Celebrezze  
GreenSpot Coordinator 
Phone: (614) 645-6703

Jenna Tipaldi  
Climate Advisor 
Phone: (614) 645-8116

Background In February 2020, Mayor Ginther announced a bold and ambitious goal for the Columbus community to be carbon neutral by 2050. 

In order to achieve this goal it will take the entire community rallying together from individual residents to large businesses to change the way energy is produced and used, how we get around town, and how we dispose of food and other materials that often end up in the garbage. We want to make this transition in an equitable way that benefits all residents by furthering climate justice, environmental sustainability, human health, and economic prosperity. 

The City of Columbus is drafting a Climate Action Plan to serve as a roadmap to meet the 2050 carbon neutrality goal and realize community-wide benefits.

Community feedback is essential to help define how we will reach our goal. We want to center and invest in our historically disenfranchised communities and envision an inclusive, prosperous, sustainable future together.

Process Update and How to get involved Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Draft Climate Action Plan during the comment period earlier this year. Since then, we’ve received additional feedback from stakeholders, community members and others, raised our ambition, and made additional changes to the plan based on the feedback.

Read the updated Draft Climate Action Plan here: Climate Action Plan (PDF)

Additional public comment on the Draft Plan can be offered online here through 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, 2021: https://www.columbus.gov/Sustainable-Columbus/Climate-Action-Plan-Public-Comments/

The City of Columbus’ goal is to have a final plan in place by November 2021.

Have questions? Contact us at [email protected].