What to do with that shoebox full of old batteries

Details on what you can recycle next month at our Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair. Recycling is just one part of sustainability, but how important of a part is it? “Far more important than people are inclined to believe,” says the University of Missouri’s John Ikerd, author of Sustainable Capitalism: A Matter of Common Sense. “We recycle for sustainability because we realize it is not a sacrifice to care about other people or to care about the earth, because these things make our lives better.”

Sun comes up, it’s Tuesday morning

“Green is for life!” says the tagline for the fifth annual  Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, set for April 17 (during Earth Week) at OARDC. “Our goal is to educate people about the variety of environmentally friendly products and research on the market today,” said OARDC’s Gwen Covert, head of the fair’s planning committee. “The green industry is evolving at an amazing rate.” Read more …

Ice cores and ‘the human fingerprint’

Just announced: Paolo Gabrielli, research scientist with Ohio State’s Byrd Polar Research Center, will give the keynote speech at this year’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair. His topic: “Ice Cores: Tracing the Human Fingerprint.” The fair, a celebration of all things sustainable, is April 17 at OARDC. He’ll headline the opening ceremony.

Exhibitor deadline looming for Scarlet, Gray, Green Fair

Want to exhibit at this year’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair? To teach something, sell something, or both? The signup deadline is Feb. 24. Click here then scroll down for an invitation, registration form, and payment options. Last year drew some 70 exhibitors and 2,000 people. The fair itself is April 17. Our college is a sponsor.

Old computer? Worn tennis shoes? Recycle them here

OSU’s 2011 Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair will again have an extensive recycling station. Old cell phones, computers, even tennis shoes are some of the stuff you can drop off free, though it has to come from a residential source, not a business. The fair is a community/university effort to teach about sustainability. It’s from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 19 at OARDC in Wooster. Free admission. Details on everything you can recycle there (plus free food coupons and a prize drawing for recycling) here.


President Gee to speak April 19: ‘Green is good’

OSU President E. Gordon Gee will keynote the Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair April 19. He’ll speak on “Sustaining a Stronger Ohio” during the fair’s 11-11:30 a.m. opening ceremony in Fisher Auditorium. “The creative power and technical expertise of The Ohio State University are being marshaled every day on behalf of Ohio farmers, Ohio businesses, and Ohio residents to help make all our lives cleaner and greener,” Gee said. “Green energy and green practices are an essential part of building sustainable prosperity in Ohio. To paraphrase an old movie line, ‘green is good.’ ”