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Earth Day Columbus is a week of citizen action taking place across Central Ohio during which thousands of everyday people will pitch in to make our city a little greener! From planting trees to cleaning up litter to beautifying parks, there are dozens of opportunities to organize or join in an Earth Day Service Site. Choose how to take part! Then celebrate with us.

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Make a difference

We all want Columbus and Central Ohio to be a little greener! You can help by hosting one of many service sites in your area to plant trees, remove trash, or a work in your community garden. Bring your friends, family, and others to come and help!

If you are interested in hosting a service site through your office, church, or organization, we will work with you to get you going.

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Earth Day Columbus Impact

Earth Day Columbus is the largest volunteer-led Earth Day service effort in the U.S. Organized annually by Green Columbus, a Central Ohio nonprofit, Earth Day Columbus is a week of on-site volunteer opportunities leading up to our annual Celebration in downtown Columbus! Since our humble beginnings in 2007, Earth Day Columbus has resulted in ...



Trees Planted

Over the past 12 annual Earth Day Service Weeks, Earth Day Columbus has helped Central Ohioans plant more than 130,000 trees—more than any other group or program!



Volunteer hours

Central Ohioans are amazing! Since 2007, Earth Day Columbus volunteers have donated more than 120,000 hours of their time to make our city and region a better place. 

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in Goods and services DONATED

Thanks to work site hosts, volunteers, partners and sponsors, Earth Day Columbus has resulted in more than $3 million worth of goods and services being donated in Central Ohio.

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Feedback on Earth Day Columbus

“What a difference a few hours made in how the wetland research park looks! I can't believe how many bags of trash were collected, and I feel lucky to have been part of the effort. Looking forward to next year!”

- Lindsey, Earth Day Columbus Volunteer

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Get Involved

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Thousands of Central Ohio residents use Earth Day Volunteer Week to coordinate local service sites to plant trees, clean up local green spaces, or host educational opportunities. If you are interested in creating a volunteer site for your office, church, or organization, you can work with us to set up a neighborhood litter cleanup, tree planting, or other community project. If you are looking to volunteer, check back soon to browse dozens of sites that will be available. At the end of Volunteer Week, Columbus' green community will come together for a day of celebration, music, and food!

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Host a Site

Set up a service site and create volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood.

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Volunteer your time at one of dozens of service sites around Central Ohio.