Columbus GreenSpot Household eNewsletter


GreenSpot eNewsletter September 2021

Topics in this edition include:

  • GreeenSpotLight Awards and Recognition
  • MyGreenSpot on MyColumbus app
  • Your GreenSpot eDashboard
  • Columbus Climate Action Plan-update
  • Your climate stories wanted
  • Sump pumps for Clintonville area 1
  • Sustainable Steps, Green Columbus tree giveaway
  • Litter cleanup on the reservoir
  • Paint disposal for contractors
  • Sustainable Columbus social media
Round GreenSpotLight Awards

GreeenSpotLight Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to the 2021 GreenSpotLight Award winners! The large, medium, and small organizations awards go to DLZ, Accurate IT, and CeraNet. Members of the GreenSpot Advisory Board selected the three awardees using information provided in the businesses’ GreenSpot annual reports.

These organizations use the MyGreenSpot online tool to adopt and track their sustainability successes in water and energy conservation, waste reduction, green transportation, and educational outreach.

Additionally, four organizations were recognized for completing GreenSpot’s Sustainable Business Course. This program provides mentoring and networking opportunities as the businesses go through the GreenSpot application process. The diverse group of organizations that received special recognition includes:
• Full Circle Source
• Green Luxe
• Jewish Columbus
• Wolf’s Ridge Brewery

Because of COVID-19, the awards were virtual and pre-recorded. Please see the recorded awards program on Facebook (ColumbusGreenSpot) and on the Web. Direct video link. 

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MyGreenSpot on MyColumbus app

Now logging into your account is easier than ever! When you download the MyColumbus app you can go to the meu and scroll to the “GreenSpot” section. Click “Update my Progress” and sign into your account. You can even stay signed in so you can log your actions when out and about around Columbus! If you have any questions, contact

Download the app today! 

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Your GreenSpot eDashboard

Each GreenSpot member has access to an electronic dashboard where they can check their commitments as well as enter data on other commitments. This is a great way to track successes and celebrate your accomplishments. To log in, simply go to the MyGreenSpot page. If you need assistance please contact GreenSpot at

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Columbus Climate Action Plan-update

Thank you to all those that gave feedback on the draft Columbus Climate Action Plan! The city received over 800 comments and is in the process of making revisions to the plan. The plan works as a roadmap to meet the 2050 carbon neutrality goal and realize community-wide benefits. Expect to see the revised draft Columbus Climate Action Plan in September 2021 for further review and comment. Check for updates here.

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Your climate stories wanted

Share your climate change story with Columbus! The city is looking to incorporate resident voices and stories in the Columbus Climate Action Plan. What experience have you had or an ‘aha’ moment that made you think we need to tackle climate change? You can tell the city your story here. Deadline is end of September!

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Sump pumps for Clintonville area 1

Clintonville 1 residents: Blueprint Columbus is installing sump pumps in the Clintonville Area 1! Sign up for a FREE sump pump today. Go here  or give us a call 614-645-1253.

Not sure if you are in the Clintonville 1 project area? Use our interactive map to check your address.

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Sustainable Steps, Green Columbus tree giveaway

GreenSpot and Sustainable Steps are teaming up with Green Columbus and Blueprint Columbus to give away trees! The giveaway will take place Saturday, October 2nd in Linden. If you are interested in being notified when registration is open, email with “tree” in the subject line.

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Litter cleanup on the reservoir

Save the date! Hoover Reservoir fall litter cleanup is being planned for Saturday, September 25th, 9AM to Noon. If interested in volunteering, contact Watershed Management at 614-645-1721 or

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Paint disposal for contractors

Do you know any contractors or do you do home improvement projects on a regular basis? If so, be aware of proper disposal of materials. Improper disposal can lead to fines in the thousands of dollars if paint, dry wall compound, concrete washout or other chemicals to go down a storm drain. Follow the guidelines in this pamphlet to learn how to properly dispose of leftover materials and wastewater, and gain ideas for recycling and reuse. Take the simple steps to prevent liquids such as paint, dry wall compound, concrete washout, and other chemicals from entering our waterways. In general, these building materials can safely be disposed of or recycled when dried. Other options for disposal include donation or reuse.

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Sustainable Columbus social media

Sustainable Columbus 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. The vision for Columbus to be carbon neutral by 2050, power the city through 100% renewable energy by Clean Energy Columbus, and invest in green space, clean air, and safe drinking water in our neighborhoods. Follow Sustainable Columbus online at: Follow them on Twitter (@SustainableCol1), on Facebook (@SustainableColumbus), and now on Instagram (@sustainablecolumbus)!! Also watch for their posts on Next Door.

GreenSpot is a program of the City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities. Stay connected through our website.