Office of Sustainability 
910 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215 

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

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

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

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. Download a copy of the draft Climate Action Plan here.  

We want your input!  

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. 

How to get involved There are a number ways to provide input on the Climate Action Plan: 

1. Review and comment on the plan:
Step 1: Download draft Climate Action Plan 
Step 2: Provide feedback through the Consider.it website: https://climateactioncolumbus.consider.it/  

2. Host your own conversation with neighbors, family members, book clubs, faith groups, coworkers, and friends; then report the group's input to the City.  
Step 1: Download the CAP Resident Engagement Toolkit:
     Option A: Use a PowerPoint Presentation to guide the conversation
          Materials: 
               Presentation
               Presentation Guide
               Meeting Notes Template 
    Option B: Host a conversation without presentation slides 
          Materials:
               Discussion Guide
               Meeting Notes Template
Step 2: Host your own conversation!
Step 3: Report input from the conversation to the City via Toolkit forms  

3. Attend a community meeting.  
Meeting schedule forthcoming 

Have questions? Contact Jenna Tipaldi (jetipaldi@columbus.gov) or Alana Shockey (arshockey@columbus.gov)