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Office of Sustainability
910 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

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

Jeff Ortega
Sustainable Columbus Coordinator
Phone (614) 645-8733

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

Leslie Westerfelt
Blueprint Columbus
Stormwater Education
Phone: (614) 645-5970

Tiffany Conn
Community Relations Representative
Phone: (614) 645-1389

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The Department of Public Utilities Office of Sustainability's mission is to protect natural resources and implement sustainable practices in the water, sewer, and power we provide, working to expand environmental education in America’s opportunity city.

"Ultimately it is our responsibility and obligation to make sure we build and lead a community worthy of our children and grandchildren." Mayor Ginther at the Green Spotlight Awards

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Become a Greenspot member! Greenspot inspires, educates, and recognizes households, businesses, and community groups that adopt green practices. - learn more

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Take the PUP Pledge Today, Get Free Pet Goodies! Everyday activities, like picking up dog poop, can really help prevent pollution and protect our rivers and streams. - learn more

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The City of Columbus, Franklin Soil and Water, and local lawn care companies have partnered to encourage our residents to do their part for water quality by caring for their lawn properly. - learn more

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Blueprint Columbus is increasing the effectiveness of our sewer system by implementing green infrastructure and residential infrastructure improvements, making our local waterways cleaner and safer. - learn more

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Our Watershed Management Program focuses on protecting our drinking water source and supply. This includes honeysuckle and invasive plant removal, using green infrastructure and shoreline management at the reservoirs. - learn more

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Com-Til is a biosolids compost produced by Department of Public Utilities, Com-Til is sold for public use in central Ohio and beyond. - learn more

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Sustaining Scioto is a planning effort to assist local municipalities and townships develop adaptive strategies to effectively sustain water resources in the face of increased growth and changing climate conditions. Sustaining Scioto is led by MORPC and a Stakeholder Advisory Group comprised of regional water professionals. - learn more

Green Spot Back Yard

Get $50 for making your yard more earth friendly! GreenSpot Community Backyards has teamed up with Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District to offer eligible residents $50 reimbursements for the purchase of an approved rain barrel, compost bin, or native plants and trees from a licensed retailer within the current year of participation. - learn more

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DPU is an official US EPA WaterSense Partner which means we are practicing and promoting water efficiency. We are helping protect this resource for future generations. - learn more

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Columbus was a recipient of the 2015 American Public Works Association’s Sustainability Practices Award for protecting the environment through the Get Green Columbus initiative. - learn more