Earth Day 2013 & the New Mini Jeni’s at Columbus Commons

Some great news you can use, direct from our official Bureau of Information:

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) — Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is thrilled to announce the opening of a new seasonal scoop shop at 11 a.m. Saturday April 27 at the Columbus Commons, the site of outdoor concerts and family-friendly events throughout the year in Downtown Columbus.

The Columbus Commons Jeni’s shop at 160 S. High St.—a boutique Jeni’s, or “mini Jeni’s”—will be open for business during all official Columbus Commons events and concerts. (Keep up with all the happenings on the Jeni’s/Columbus Commons Facebook page.)

The opening will coincide with the day-long April 27 “Earth Day 2013: Stand Together” celebration of volunteers, environmental groups, food trucks, green businesses, and live music from Central Ohio.

“Earth Day is a reminder of what we can accomplish when we work together as a community,” says Jeni Britton Bauer. “We are pleased as punch to participate in this event, and look forward to all of the great happenings at the Columbus Commons!”

During Earth Day Week 2013, hundreds of Earth Day volunteers will have planted trees, pulled invasives, cleaned up neighborhoods, and prepared gardens at various work sites throughout Central Ohio (GO HERE TO VOLUNTEER). All volunteers who work at designated sites April 20 and 21 will receive a voucher for a free scoop of Jeni’s (redeemable only April 27 and only at the Jeni’s shop at Columbus Commons).

“We love Columbus’ ongoing urban renewal, and the Commons is just one of the great examples of the amazing things happening in our Columbus,” says Jeni’s CEO John Lowe. “We are proud to be a part of the rebirth of downtown, and we look forward to opening on the Earth Day celebration.”




MUSIC SCHEDULE: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday April 27: Heard the Current; Erika Hughes & the Well Mannered; Wonder Twin Powers; The Francis Bacon Band; Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk; the Subterranean House Band; the Salty Caramels; Teen Fiction; and the Rustbelt Rumble Family Band

SPONSORS: Organized by Green Columbus and the Green Funds of the Columbus Foundation, “Earth Day 2013: Stand Together” sponsors include: The Nature Conservancy; the Sierra Club; Great Lakes Brewing Company; Woodland’s Tavern; Limited Brands Foundation; Whole Foods Market; Keep Columbus Beautiful; CD 102.5-FM; WCBE 90.5-FM; The Ohio State University; Clif Bar; the City of Columbus; Weisenbach Recycled Products; Chipotle; Gateway Film Center; COTA; The CYP Club; Pattycake Bakery; The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; EarthShare Ohio; Kristy Smeltzer; Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Stonyfield Farms; Eartha Limited; Franklin County Soil & Water; and Small Business Beanstalk (SBB).; Aaron Beck:; 614-488-3224.