Ohio State student employees are digging through garbage cans full of thrown-away food — messy, sloppy, smelly, tossed food — in the name of sustainability. They’re helping with food waste audits being done to help the university try to meet one of its sustainability goals: diverting 90 percent of its waste from landfills by 2025. Read the full story.
If buried in a landfill, discarded food rots and produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Limiting landfilled food waste reduces that methane production and in turn helps slow human-caused climate change.
Check out a recent story by Ben Gelber of Columbus TV station WCMH, which looks at an effort by Ohio State, the Hilliard school district and several conservation agencies to get high school students’ feet wet in environmental science.
CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum hosts a Guided Bird Walk from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in Wooster, led by members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Meet at the Seaman Orientation Plaza. Free admission.
Registration is open for this year’s Stinner Summit, set for Friday, Oct. 12, in Delaware, north of Columbus. Hosted by CFAES’s Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP), the annual event brings together people interested in sustainable agriculture and sustainable communities; working together, they brainstorm, develop and decide projects to be funded by AMP’s Ben Stinner Endowment for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities.
Registration is free and open to the public. Lunch is included.
We use the acronym “CFAES” a lot here. OK, in practically every post. What does it stand for? What does it mean to you? Find out in the video above. Listen for the audio, too, during Ohio State football radio broadcasts.
Due to the weather and wave conditions forecast for Lake Erie, the Sept. 8 open house at CFAES’s Stone Lab has been canceled. The lab’s Research Building, Aquatic Visitors Center and South Bass Island Lighthouse, however, will still be open for visitors. Find out more. (Waves could be 4 to 7 feet.)