Students in CFAES’s Forestry Forum are holding their annual Christmas tree sale from Dec. 10-13 on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. Proceeds will help pay for scholarships and activities for the students. The flier has details and the offer of a 10 percent discount. (Image: iStock.)
Crowdfunding can benefit green work, and December’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program will show how. Read the story …
If you’re a CFAES student planning to attend the college’s Jan. 22 Environment and Sustainability Career Expo (scroll down), you might want to check this out: It’s a workshop on Dec. 2 to help you prepare for the expo. You can get your resume reviewed there, for example. Get details or download the flier.
“We should make agriculture part of the solution to our issues,” said CFAES’s Rattan Lal in a recent article in Discovery News. “The climate change problem is so huge everything should be on the table.” Lal is a Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. The article looked at whether so-called “resurrection plants” can help farming adapt to climate change and drought.
Ohio State is one of six schools in Ohio and one of more than 200 in the U.S. to sign the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge. Signing the pledge demonstrates the schools’ support for strong climate action by world leaders at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Paris, according to a White House press release.
“The institutions signing (the) pledge,” the press release said, “are also already taking significant action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase campus sustainability and resilience, and incorporate environmental action into academic curriculum.”
Ohio’s other signers are Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Denison University, Kent State University and Oberlin College.
Ohio State’s Environmental Film Series ends tonight with “Revolt, Rebuild, Renew.” It’s an episode from the Showtime series “Years of Living Dangerously.” Actress Jessica Alba, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman are the film’s correspondents. Gökçe Esenduran, who studies green operations in Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, will lead the discussion afterward. Find out more. (Image: Showtime.)
A reminder that the Environmental Science Student Symposium, some 700 student-presenters strong, goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Ohio Union at Ohio State in Columbus. Members of the public and the media are welcome. Read about it here.
Minimizing fertilizer use and protecting water quality are two of the many topics at Ohio State’s 2015 Green Industry Short Course. Coordinated by CFAES, the Dec. 7-10 event is for people in such fields as lawn care, tree care, landscaping, and golf and sports turf management. Its theme is “A Greener Future.” Get details and register.