Many at OSU may not know this, but Environmental Health and Safety offers free pick-up and proper disposal of hazardous materials, including used batteries and light bulbs. Batteries contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals while fluorescent blubs contain minor amounts of mercury. It is important that all of these materials along with paints, pesticides and other hazardous and infectious materials be disposed of properly to keep them from contaminating ground water and the rest of the environment.
To schedule collection by EHS:
- Visit their site at https://ehs.osu.edu/secure/apps
- Click Hazardous Waste Services
- Click Create New Request
- Click Universal for batteries and fluorescent bulbs
- Click Waste Pickup
- Select the container type, quantity, and contents
- Click Save and Review the Request
- Edit your location and add a comment if necessary
- Click Submit this Request
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning has received Green Buckeye Certification for all of our submitted spaces! Work continues to improve and expand our sustainable practices in addition to integrating features into the Mount Hall renovation for the building to be LEED certified.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Julie Maurer who has led our Green Buckeye Certification initiative so far. Julie has recently pursued a new opportunity at the John Glenn School/College of Public Affairs.
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning has submitted Green Buckeye certification applications for all of its operating spaces in Enarson Classroom Building and Mount Hall as well as the Digital Unions in Denney Hall, Hagerty Hall, and Stillman Hall. Next they will be reviewed by the Energy Services & Sustainability office.
Development of applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is quickly growing even while new FAA rules are contemplated. Attend the Tuesday (11/12) Environmental Professionals Network breakfast, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, and learn about compelling and now affordable environmental and agricultural applications. Register by Friday (11/7) for just $10, and learn how students may attend at no cost.
Contact: David Hanselmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more: http://epn.osu.edu
ODEE has completed its initial survey of its spaces in Mount Hall, Enarson Classroom Building, and the Digital Union spaces! Up next is submitting recommendations to ODEE leadership and applications for Green Buckeye Certification.
The City of Columbus needs your help to shape the next five years of sustainability in Columbus by commenting on “The Columbus Green Community Plan: Green Memo III.” Researchers in the School of Environment and Natural Resources have been working with the City to build a survey to gather this feedback. Click here to participate. The survey closes Wednesday (9/17).
A bike map kiosk is now located outside the RPAC highlighting safe biking routes through campus. Beginning as a class project in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the map is the end product of two years of research conducted collaboratively by OSU students, faculty and staff.
Contact: Greg Hitzhusen, email@example.com
Read more: senr.osu.edu/about-us/news/bike-friendly
Researchers in the School of Environment and Natural Resources have been working with the City of Columbus to build a survey to gather feedback to help the city prioritize actions in the domains of transportation, water, energy, climate, the built environment, local food, ecological systems, waste reduction, and community engagement. Click here to fill out surveys for as many of these domains as you’d like.
Contact: Jeremy Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend the Tuesday (9/9) Environmental Professionals Network breakfast on “Challenges and Opportunities – Achieving Ohio’s Clean Energy Potential” and learn how businesses and communities can still advance clean energy initiatives.
The monthly events are at Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.
Contact: David Hanselmann