The 2017 Environmental Film Series, co-sponsored by CFAES’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) and Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment, kicks off at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, with a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” a 10-years-later followup to Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Admission is free and open to the public; free pizza and beverages at 6:45 p.m. Meet in Room 130 in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) Building on the university’s Columbus campus.
Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, and Peter Curtis, professor of ecology in Ohio State’s Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, will lead a discussion after the screening.
The series runs six consecutive Mondays through Nov. 20. Next is “The Messenger” (tagline: “Imagine a world without birdsong”) on Oct. 23.
Winona LaDuke, co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Honor the Earth, presents “Indigenous Politics Today: A Discussion” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Room 221 Sullivant Hall on Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus. Learn more.
LaDuke is a political activist, environmentalist and two-time Green Party vice-presidential nominee. Honor the Earth works to create awareness and support for indigenous environmental issues.
The Ecolab project on Ohio State’s Mansfield campus hosts its Power of Pollinators Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 1760 University Drive. Admission is free and includes snacks, plants and seed packets.
Populations of pollinators — bees, butterflies and others — have seen significant drops in recent years, and the event will look at ways to help them. Talks will cover “Native Bees in Your Backyard,” “Pollinators Need Woodlands, Too!” and “Native Plant ID and Seed Collection.”
Three CFAES faculty members, under the leadership of the college’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture, have been awarded international research fellowships through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. Continue reading →
Braig, one of the workshop’s instructors, says the training being offered has been “very deliberately developed to provide students with marketable skills.”
Stone Lab, located at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie and part of Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, has provided similar professional training to 40,000 people in the past five years, all of it designed to help them get jobs, keep their jobs and advance their careers.