How to have water for everyone in Ohio

“Clean water is the backbone to any great society. You’re not going to have healthy humans without it. You’re not going to have a healthy economy without it. You’re not going to have a healthy environment without it.”

So begins “… And Water for All,” a documentary film that premiered on March 22, World Water Day, at a program hosted by CFAES’ Environmental Professionals Network.

Written and directed by Ramiro Berardo, associate professor of environmental policy in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources, the film explores issues around water in Ohio:

  • how we can’t live without it;
  • the threats around it (interviews include Toledoans who experienced their city’s 2014 water crisis); and
  • the rebuilding needed—of public water systems, of public trust—to provide affordable, safe water for every Ohioan.

Watch “… And Water for All” (55:41) for free on YouTube above.

Green(house) scene: Cutting-edge CFAES facility nears completion

CFAES’ new Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC) is 75% complete. It’s expected to open in fall. And while that’s good news for CFAES and the scientists who’ll be working there, it’s even better news for Ohio’s big-and-getting-bigger greenhouse industry.

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Saturday: See Earth-friendly insects up close

The Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair on Saturday, April 23, will hold tours of the CFAES Wooster Campus’s new United Titanium Bug Zoo. You can get a sneak peek of what you can see on the tour in the video above. Or check out these photos and story in the Ohio State Alumni Magazine.

Tours will be offered, too, of the new building that the zoo is in, the Wooster Campus Science Building, which is LEED-certified. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Learn more about the Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair.

‘I really appreciate having this support’

CFAES student Ansley Watkins helps lift others as she rises. And what helps make this possible are the scholarships she has gotten as a Buckeye. Read how donor support has helped her. Listen to her tell her story in the video above.

She is majoring in natural resource management in our School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Saturday: Plug in to Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair

The CFAES Wooster Campus holds its 2022 Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair this Saturday, April 23—following on Earth Day the day before. You’ll find exhibitors, speakers, tours, food, and more—all related to sustainability, all on a theme of “Green is for life!” Among other things, you can check out a gas-saving green car cruise-in. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Secrest Arboretum Welcome and Education Center. Admission is free.

Learn more about the Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair.