The local go-green push is turning heads across the country.

The local go-green push is turning heads across the country.

Columbus has been chosen as a finalist in the 2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The awards recognize grassroots efforts to achieve complementary economic, environmental and quality-of-life goals.

Columbus now faces off against Baltimore and San Jose in the Large Community category. Winners will be announced April 12 during a conference in Philadelphia.

For more info, visit uschamber.com.