GREEN YOUR WORLD.
Believe it or not, there are things you can do to get green just about everywhere you go. Here are three of them to get you started.*
LINKS AND RESOURCES
How else can you make your home, business, or community a greener place? Check out these links and other resources.
Get Green Columbus
Learn what the City is doing to make Columbus a greener community.
RECYCLING, REUSING, REDUCING
Ohio's Materials Exchange
Companies that generate waste or have surplus equipment, chemicals, and materials can connect here with companies that can reuse or recycle those unwanted materials.
Learn about the recycling programs offered to residents by the City of Columbus.
Personal Emissions Calculator
Use this online calculator to gauge your personal greenhouse gas emissions, and get tips on how to reduce them.
Ohio State University Extension Services
Find a list of plants that are native to the Columbus area, and a library of lawn and garden tips.
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Check out these methods for controlling stormwater discharge.
Learn what you can do to use water efficiently, calculate potential water savings, find WaterSense labeled products or test your WaterSense at this EPA site.
Get practical tips for conserving energy in your home or business.
Mid–Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Learn about local ride solutions, like carpooling, van-pooling, and biking.
Central Ohio Transit Authority
Get a list of services and schedules for the local bus system.
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Purchase low-cost, energy-saving products online and receive instant rebates.
Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives
Find tax incentives available to businesses and residents.
Ohio EPA - Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention
Information and resources to help businesses achive compliance with the environmental regulations.
Keep Columbus Beautiful
Get information about local litter cleanups, graffiti prevention and removal, recycling, and beautification projects.
City of Columbus Mobile Tool Library
Residents in designated service areas have free access to 200 types of hand and power tools for home repair, maintenance, landscaping, and painting.
City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities
Get green tips and a list of watershed groups, as well as information on the City's Fats, Oils, and Grease program and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan.
* Some content borrowed from The Green Book, by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen (2007)c