The Sustainability Department was created in 2022 to implement the City's sustainability goals, which fall under the City's mission to "Protect, preserve, and enhance Bexley's natural and developed environment." Currently, the department is tasked with carrying out the Cities Race to Zero Program, supporting the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee in their implementation of the Zero Waste Goal, and preparing future programs including Universal Recycling, restaurant composting, and energy aggregation.
In addition to government and City-wide programs, the department also works with businesses and institutions to create and strengthen environmental sustainability programming for establishments within the city.
Interested in Learning about Bexley's
Learn more by visiting the Green Bexley website!
AIR QUALITY IN BEXLEY
We are excited to be part of FCPH and MORPC's Air Quality Monitoring Network! This program measures air pollution neighborhood by neighborhood in Franklin County. By gathering more data at the local level, this project will help guide the strategies that go into making the region’s air healthier and easier to breathe.
SOLAR IN BEXLEY
Bexley is seeking ways to encourage solar energy development in our community. For more information about the basics of solar energy, your solar options, and questions to ask solar professionals, visit bexley.org/solar.
LITTER PICKUP PROGRAMS
Our litter pickup program focuses on volunteer service and education relating to quality of life, litter, recycling, and beautification. Coordinated group litter pick up events can be a fantastic service opportunity for any age–elementary, middle, high school, college, and beyond! Learn more by clicking here.
CITIES RACE TO ZERO
Bexley has joined cities around the world in a pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2030 – and reach net-zero emissions in the 2040s or sooner – to ensure a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more by clicking here.
How Can I Take Action?
There are many ways individuals can take action at home, school, and work. Small habit changes add up over time and help mirror sustainable actions behaviors among friends and peers. In Bexley, residents can take action in our #RaceToZero by implementing at least one (if not all!) of these ways:
ENROLL IN CURBSIDE COMPOSTING
The City offers curbside composting as a service to every household in Bexley. Food waste is collected in a separate receptacle than trash or recycling, and is collected on a weekly basis and diverted from the landfill.
Learn More or Enroll: bexley.org/food-waste
Becoming familiar with the items that can and cannot be recycled in Franklin County helps ensure materials are processed correctly after they've been disposed of.
Learn More: bexley.org/recycling
Green Bexley is a community organization whose goal is to assist the City in achieving its Zero Waste Goal by 2040. Get involved with Green Bexley in a variety of ways – whether volunteering, organizing events, or supporting a sustainable cause within the community!
Learn More: greenbexley.org