Green Shanny Week 2016

April 16-23, 2016.

Find out how you can get involved and reduce your carbon footprint!

Join us in celebrating Green Shanny WEEK! We hope you will be inspired to actively reduce your carbon footprint in as many ways as possible. We are asking you to participate in these activities during the week of April 16-23rd. Please choose activities that are meaningful to you and share your plans with us on Facebook, Twitter, or on your pledge card.

  • Hike
  • Participate in service project
  • Pick up trash when on a walk with your pet, family, friends
  • Plant a tree
  • Till soil for a garden
  • Start a compost bin
  • Beautify grounds around home or workplace
  • Reduce use of plastic bags and recycle plastic bags
  • Use reusable bags for grocery and shopping
  • Carpool
  • Take public transportation
  • Bicycle
  • Recycle batteries, electronics
  • Write a letter to a public official advocating for green policies
  • Write a letter to the editor for green policies
Green Shanny Week coincides with Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd. Also, please visit us at the Columbus Earth Day celebration, Saturday, April 23rd, at the Columbus Commons. The Green Shanny Foundation will have a booth and display.

Green Shanny Day was developed in 2008 to honor the legacy of environmentalist Shannon Harps, who spent several years in Columbus, Ohio as a Sierra Club activist before moving to Seattle, Washington to continue her crusade to save our world. While working in Columbus, Ohio, Shannon organized a “Walk-to-work” day to encourage her fellow Ohioans to minimize their carbon footprint by walking, hiking, biking, riding the bus, and/or carpooling, even if only for a day, to positively impact our world.

Originally, Green Shanny Day honored this “Walk-to-work” activity by trying to do the same thing. Over the years, Green Shanny Day has expanded beyond it’s original purpose to not only encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint, but to participate in a wide variety of environmental activities. Participants have also worked on community gardens; planted trees in their communities; increased their environmental awareness through classes; and worked on environmental projects at local schools to name a few.

Register below then walk, car pool, skateboard or take the bus to work. Visit a park. Plant a tree. Recycle those obsolete electronics. Find some way to reduce your carbon footprint or increase your knowledge of the environment we all live in. With your $20.00 individual donation you can choose a Green Shanny Week T-shirt or Tote. For a $100-$299 donation you sponsorship will be listed on the website. For a $300 or greater donation your sponsorship will be included on the website and the back of the Green Shanny Week T-shirts. The donation button is at the bottom of the page. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization your contribution is tax-deductible (minus the cost of the t-shirt or tote).

2016 Green Shanny Week Registration

Register with Credit Card – April 1st is the deadline

Multiply items can be order after your first item is added to your cart. At checkout you can choose $5.00 shipping or free pick up.

Shirt Size or Tote ($20 each)

Register with cash or check – April 1st is the deadline

Please use the Paypal form above to complete the registration process or download a PDF form and mail to:

483 Tibet Road, Columbus OH 43202