You can bring a wide range of residential waste (sorry, no commercial or municipal stuff) to the April 26 Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair and drop it off for free recycling. AND, if you’re one of the first 200 people to do it, you’ll get a $3 coupon to spend on food at the fair.
CFAES’s Wooster campus is holding its eighth Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair on April 26, and part of the program includes a free, expert-led Renewable Energy Workshop.
CFAES’s Wooster campus is holding its eighth Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair on Thursday, April 26. It’s an event aimed at learning new things, enhancing the Earth and having fun. Demonstrations, exhibits, recycling and food trucks will center on a theme of “Green Is for Life!” So will a Renewable Energy Workshop. New this year will be a green car cruise-in.
Admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the campus’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave.
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What did Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program mean to CFAES student Madeline Lambrix, a participant in the program last summer? She talks about it in the video above. To donate to the endowment-funded program, scroll down to “Research and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Funds” on the lab’s giving website.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s draft 2018 water quality report, released yesterday, includes a proposal to designate western Lake Erie as impaired for recreation (due to harmful algal blooms) and for drinking water (due to the microcystin toxin that is sometimes produced by those blooms). Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab programs today published an FAQ about the designation to help answer people’s questions.
A CNN report today said the plastic-filled Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing faster than expected and is “now three times the size of France.” France is about the same size as Texas, so picture three Texases’ worth of trash — or, closer to home, 75 Lake Eries’ worth — swirling in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Here’s one of many reasons — economic benefits — to stop adding to that mess and clean it up.
“We’re trying to find solutions to move the health of Lake Erie in the right direction, but at the same time, keep the ag industry vibrant,” said Chris Winslow, director of Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory programs, quoted in a March 16 story in the Port Clinton News Herald. He was speaking at the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Agricultural Community Breakfast on March 15, and was referring to the issue of agricultural phosphorus runoff, a cause of the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and other water bodies. Scientists with Ohio Sea Grant, CFAES, and other agencies and institutions are working to find ways to reduce that runoff.
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, they waste so much food at restaurants and supermarkets. I’ve seen the dumpsters at the back of the stores. It’s terrible.’ In truth, it’s consumers in households where most of the food waste occurs.” So says Brian Roe, pictured, professor in CFAES’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, who studies food waste and how to reduce it and leads the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative.
Gökçe Günel of the University of Arizona presents “Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi” at 4 p.m. March 26 in Room 1080, Derby Hall, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Ohio State’s Cultures of the Anthropecene working group, part of the Humanities Institute, is the event’s host.