What to do with an old computer? Cell phone? Video game console? Get tips for disposing of them sustainably (or sometimes not even buying them in the first place) from CFAES field specialist Dan Remley. It’s the latest in CFAES’ Sustainable Action through Video Engagement series.
Planetizen, Dec. 8; cites research by Wuyang Hu, CFAES Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Reupping this from a year ago …
Pumpkins rotting in landfills produce methane, a climate change-causing greenhouse gas, and an especially scary one at that—it’s 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
So, if you don’t send your old pumpkin out in the trash, destined for burial in a landfill, what’s the best thing you can do with it?
We talked to three experts from CFAES for options. Spoiler alert: Sometimes (dun dun dun) they come back.
“As future leaders in the food and agriculture industry, we believe it is our social responsibility to consume and produce food in a conscientious manner.”
So says CFAES PhD student Aishwarya Badiger in our latest CFAES Story, which looks at her work with Know Food Waste, an award-winning CFAES student group.
Food waste rotting in landfills emits methane, a greenhouse gas that makes climate change worse.
But an award-winning group of CFAES students is doing its part to fight the problem, starting at home on the Ohio State campus.
To help us celebrate Earth Day today, educators with OSU Extension share their favorite sustainable products in the video above. It’s part of their YouTube series called SAVE—Sustainable Action Through Video Engagement.
National Geographic, March 18; Nicole Sintov, School of Environment and Natural Resources, quoted
OSU Extension’s Sustainability Team is starting a new series of videos on living more sustainability in your home and community. First up: how to reduce the use of single-use plastic in your kitchen. Watch it above.
OSU Extension is CFAES’ outreach arm.
Sales of real Christmas trees “are booming as pandemic-weary Americans seek solace,” said a recent headline in the New York Times.
That’s good news for Christmas tree growers, like these in Ohio. But in the interest of recycling and reducing solid waste, what are some good green options to do with a Christmas tree after Christmas?
Here are suggestions from three CFAES experts.