Hot in Cleveland? CFAES-spurred jobs, sustainability

buckeye smart flierCFAES Dean Bruce McPheron headlines the Buckeye Smart: Northeast Ohio Speaker Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave. His talk, called “Ohio State: Growing Jobs in Northeast Ohio,” will include details on a number of sustainability efforts. Among them: Projects to improve Lake Erie’s water quality, recycle food waste from the Cleveland Browns’ stadium and further support Cleveland’s big, growing urban farm movement. Tickets: $25; table of eight, $200. Details and reservations.

What global warming may do to Great Lakes wildlife

climate change flierOhio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team presents “Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife,” a free public webinar, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29. Speaking will be scientists Benjamin Zuckerberg, head of the University of Wisconsin’s Climate Change Ecology lab, and Ohio State Ph.D. alumna Amy Iler of the University of Maryland and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Details and online sign-up here.

Island time: Gift from green firms to help students study abroad

Andros IslandDestiny Allen and Celina Laframboise, both majoring in CFAES’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) program, will spend a week this summer on Andros Island in the Bahamas. There they’ll study the island’s environment due to the generosity of two Columbus-area green-business owners. Steve Grossman, president and CEO of Creative Green Marketing, and Meg MacLeod of recently won all-expense paid trips to the island. But they decided instead to gift the trips to the EEDS program in the form of two study abroad scholarships for outstanding students. Pictured (from left) are Grossman, Laframboise, MacLeod and Allen. Read the story …

Take me to the river … to see it restored and eat breakfast

Broad_Street_Bridge_Columbus_OhioThe restored Scioto River in downtown Columbus will take center stage — and serve as the backdrop — for June’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program. (Photo: Broad Street Bridge, Columbus, Ohio, by Barry haynes licensed under CC BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)