Welcome to Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences new blog On Sustainability.
More than 10 years ago, our college adopted an “ecological paradigm” as the underpinning of our research, Extension programming, and classroom curriculum. The idea is that our work in food, agricultural and environmental sciences can succeed only if we address four imperatives: production efficiency, environmental compatibility economic viability and social responsibility.
Basically, that’s what people today are talking about when they refer to “sustainability”: Meeting the needs of the world today while protecting the health and well-being of future generations.
Much of the work in our college focuses on sustainable practices and putting them into action. We’re discovering better ways for people — here in Ohio and across the globe — to live full, productive lives, while also laying down a robust foundation for the future.
Our hope is that this blog will help us share those stories, and allow readers to comment and share their feedback with us. Thanks for joining us here on “CFAES On Sustainability.”
— Bobby D. Moser, vice president and dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences