Ohio State’s Columbus campus, in part with the help of CFAES’ Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, has earned Tree Campus USA certification for the past eight years in a row.
One of the certification requirements is a service learning project, and later this week you’re invited to join us and pitch in to help with the project: the ArboBlitz Community Tree Planting from 1–4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, on the south side of the Ohio Union.
It’s free to participate and you don’t need to register.
Five CFAES and CFAES-affiliated programs will be among the more than two dozen exhibitors at WestFest 2018, a sustainability festival on May 19 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, specifically its West Campus Quad. Continue reading →
Ohio State was recently named the Big Ten Conference champion in the 2017 Game Day Recycling Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction and sustainability at college football games. Read the Ohio State press release. (Photo: University Communications.)
The award honors educational institutions that have implemented “programs and processes that enhance service delivery, lower costs, create a green and/or sustainable environment, or otherwise benefit the educational institution supporting student success and environmental stewardship,” said an Ohio State press release.
APPA’s subtitle is “Leadership in Educational Facilities.”
FOD’s sustainability work includes recycling and zero-waste initiatives, green building guidelines, and energy conservation projects.
There’s more on Monday, April 3, during Ohio State’s Time for Change Week: The university’s Undergraduate Student Government and Environmental Professionals Network are co-sponsoring a Sustainability Fashion Showcase from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Burgee Room in the Nosker House dorm. “Student models will model sustainable/organic/vegan clothing from REI, L Brands, LA Relaxed and more to illustrate how to have a more environmentally friendly wardrobe that is also fashionable and won’t break the bank,” the event description says. The event will also help promote the EPN-hosted signature presentation by Vik Sahney, REI’s vice president for sustainability, on April 12 at Ohio State.
Also on April 3, outside Ohio State’s Sustainability Fair, check out the Conscious College Road Tour. Sponsored by California-based Turning Green, it’s an “interactive tabling display on conscious living,” says a page on Ohio State’s Time for Change Week website. Both the tour and fair are part of the week, which is April 3-9.
The display, the page says, will have “eight unique tables, each focusing on a different sustainability theme, with educational resources for students to learn from and eco-products to sample.” As students visit each table, “they will acquire a newfound knowledge on key sustainability topics and the tools necessary to start their transition towards being a more conscious consumer.”
So, CFAES students are doing great things, continue to do great things, in the field of sustainability. The video above shows the intelligence, passion and got-it-togetherness of some of them. Check it out.