“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.”
Ohio State’s 2022 signature Earth Day event, “Time to Act on Climate Change,” takes place Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union’s US Bank Conference Theater in Columbus. You also can watch live on YouTube. The event, its website says, will highlight “efforts underway in Ohio and beyond to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”
When you think of a farmer, what comes to mind? CFAES alumna Yolanda Owens ’07, president of the CFAES Alumni Society Board of Directors and the first Black/Latinx person to hold this position, will tackle the topic in a talk called “Black Culture and Green Thumbs” during the online portion of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) upcoming annual conference.
Nearly 190,000 meals were packed and delivered to families in northeast Ohio last week as part of an effort by more than 500 volunteers from Ohio State (including from OSU Extension, CFAES’ statewide outreach arm) and 200 community partners who teamed up to fight food insecurity.
This month’s virtual program by CFAES’ Environmental Professionals Network looks at “Equity Strategies in Water Affordability for Marginalized Communities.” It’s set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, and is free.