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Take the Columbus Energy Challenge

The Columbus Energy Challenge is a free program for building owners or managers that makes achieving energy efficiency easy from start to finish.  Read More »

SWACO Profits from Methane Created by Landfill

The landfill gas-to-energy facility is now operational. This public-private partnership between SWACO and Aria Energy is transforming our once-wasted landfill gas by creating green energy, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and generating new revenue. Read More »

Where Does Your Trash Go? Follow a Bag to the Landfill

Explore the path that your garbage takes through this informative article and video created by the Columbus Dispatch. Read More »

Green Your Event

Find out how to make your events "green" with our resources and guides. Read More »

U.S. EPA Includes Columbus Among Top 25 Cities for Green Buildings

The City of Columbus was ranked 21 in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency list of American metropolitan areas with the most certified green buildings Read More »

GET GREEN Columbus GET GREEN Columbus

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
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Nudging Waste Towards Zero

At Yellowstone National Park, the clear soda cups and white utensils are not your typical cafe-counter garbage.
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Ohio EPA Can Help You Recycle

Recycling is an important way for individuals and businesses to reduce the waste they generate and reduce the negative impact of that waste. Because recycling is big business in Ohio, every time you recycle, Read More »

Tips for a Zero Waste Household

One of the biggest ways to live sustainably is to follow the urban metabolism method. It is basically mimicking an ecosystem where everything is utilized so there is no waste, i.e. the circle of life. Read More »

Join Keep Columbus Beautiful and PICK IT UP!

Keep Columbus Beautiful (KCB) is a City of Columbus community improvement program and an award-winning affiliate member of national not-for-profit Keep America Beautiful. The 30 year Read More »