Earth Day Columbus starts April 8, 2017
A week of volunteer service sites in central Ohio
About Earth Day 2017
Save the dates: Earth Day celebrations is on 4/22/17 at the Columbus Commons and service events run from 4/08/17 to 4/15/17
Community leaders, non-profits and businesses contribute to the largest Earth Day volunteer service project in the nation. Since 2007, Central Ohio has benefited from more than 100,000 hours of citizen “green” service thanks to Green Columbus’ efforts. Service sites vary in size from 5 to 300 volunteers and range from neighborhood litter sweeps, community gardens, and river-cleanups to tree planting and invasive species removal. They are a great opportunity for any company or organization to host a service site or two and for associates to volunteer in projects throughout Central Ohio.
Green Columbus, a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to promoting sustainable living throughout Central Ohio by providing meaningful forums, raising awareness and encouraging local action. Green Columbus was formed in 2007 when Central Ohio environmental leaders organized a citywide, service-driven, Earth Day celebration.
Green Columbus also facilitates ongoing environmental action via Green Drinks, a monthly networking program, and other initiatives. Green Columbus is currently working to create an environmental programs hub that contributes to the success of Central Ohio’s environmentally focused nonprofits and additional programs that will continue to encourage interaction among the environmentally conscious so effective partnerships can create environmental value and recognition to the region.