On the beach, and what it’s worth

Brent Sohngen, professor in CFAES’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, has received a grant from Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program to determine the economic value of Lake Erie’s beaches — useful information for estimating, say, the economic hit from harmful algal blooms.

Which Lake Erie beach do you value most? Leave your reply below. (Photo: Lake Erie near Sandusky by Mampfred, iStock.)

Apply by today for Compost Course grants

If you’re interested in attending the Ohio Compost Operator Education Course on March 21-22 in Wooster, four grants are available to help you pay for some of your costs. But act fast: the deadline to apply for them is today, Monday, Feb. 26.

Two $225 grants are being offered to members of the Organics Recycling Association of Ohio (ORAO), which is hosting the course together with CFAES, and two $150 grants are being offered to nonmembers.

Get details on the grants and an application form.

Look here for jobs in sustainability and more

CFAES’s 2018 Career Expo is Feb. 15 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, and this year it’s combining three expos in one — Food and Agricultural Sciences, Construction, and Environment and Sustainability. It’s open to Ohio State students and alumni, and there’s still time for employers to register to attend.

Learn more.

This beer is green — and that’s good

“We’ve successfully made a case for why sustainable beer sells and how it can be sourced locally,” said Vincent Valentino, sustainability major manager for Columbus’s Land-Grant Brewing Company, speaking to the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) recently.

Valentino graduated in the second class of CFAES’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major.

EPN, a service of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, hosts a series of monthly public breakfast programs. (Photo: iStock.)