The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and the Siemens Corporation just named Columbus as one of their three finalists for their 4th Annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards in the category of U.S. cities with populations of 500,000 or higher.
“The award shows that sustainability is about building a better community for the long-term,” said BCLC Manager of Corporate Community Investment Hanna Felleke. “Good sustainability planning goes hand-in-hand with competitive communities.”
Initiatives in Columbus that were specifically recognized as contributing to our city’s sustainability include the Get Green Columbus program, the Greenspot program, the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan, the Central Ohio Green Pact and many others.
Columbus was recognized along with Baltimore and San Jose in the large community category. North Little Rock, Pittsburgh and Raleigh were finalists for mid-sized communities, and Brea, CA, Burlington, VT and Greensburg, KS were named as sustainable small communities.
The winners in each category will be announced on April 12th at the Chamber BCLC’s National Conference on Corporate Community Investment in Philadelphia.
For more information, visit sustainablecommunity.uschamber.com/columbus-ohio/.