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Contact Us Mayor's Office of Environmental Stewardship
90 West Broad Street 
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone : (614) 645-7671
Fax : (614) 645-5818

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View the Columbus Green Community Plan: Green Memo III here.

Recognizing the role a healthy environment plays in creating a city in which people want to live, work and raise a family, Mayor Michael B. Coleman established the Get Green Columbus initiative.  Funded in part by a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), the Mayor's Office of Environmental Stewardship manages the initiative focusing internally on city operations as well as externally partnering with stakeholders from throughout the community.

To assist in guiding the efforts of Get Green Columbus, the Mayor convenes an advisory group of city staff and community, business and environmental experts known as the Mayor's Green Team. The group meets every other month and is further supported by working groups with a focus on: Transportation; Growth and Development; Education and Engagement; Energy; Business; Greenspace and Green Building. 

Follow the links below to learn about the projects that make up the Get Green Columbus initiative.

Key Initiatives Together with the Mayor's Office of Environmental Stewardship, staff and the Mayor's Green Team identify and implement projects to reduce impact on the environment through the city's influence.  A sampling of these key initiatives are described here and categorized by topic area: Green Building; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle; Renewable Energy; Resource Protection and Conservation; Transportation.

Get Involved Maintaining an environmentally sustainable community requires a community wide effort and there are a variety of ways you can get involved .

Progress Reports Each year since 2005 the Mayor's Office of Environmental Stewardship has released a progress report  summarizing Environmental efforts taking place in the City of Columbus.

Guiding Documents A series of guiding documents  developed to direct the work of Get Green Columbus.

Awards A list of awards  presented to the City of Columbus for work done as a result of the Get Green Columbus initiative.

In the News Archived news articles, press releases, and newsletters relating to Get Green Columbus projects and activities.