Love that sustains

Grad students: Apply for Sea Grant fellowship

Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program is accepting applications through Feb. 16 for the 2018-2019 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If selected, you’ll work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and education communities to advance the region’s environmental and sustainability goals. Learn more.

Tuesday: ‘Lessons in sustainability’ from Columbus craft brewery

The next monthly Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast program, “Land Grant to Land-Grant: Lessons in Sustainability from a Brewery in Our Backyard,” will feature Columbus’s Land-Grant Brewing Company, a small urban craft brewery.

The speaker, Land-Grant sustainability manager Vincent Valentino, will share “successes, challenges and failures that the brewery has faced in its first year of pursuing sustainability,” the event description says. He’ll also “talk about their partnership with urban farmers, Columbus community groups and where they want to go next.”

The event is tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Read more and register.

EPN is a service of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Sustainable World Tour hits the road

The Sustainable World Tour, a public awareness campaign by CFAES’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center, leaves to go west today, Dec. 26, with stops set in Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and at the Cotton Bowl football game in Dallas, which involves some fellow Buckeyes.

The tour aims to promote biobased products and sustainability.

Follow the tour. (Photo: OBIC.)

Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke to speak at Ohio State

Winona LaDuke, co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Honor the Earth, presents “Indigenous Politics Today: A Discussion” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Room 221 Sullivant Hall on Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus. Learn more.

LaDuke is a political activist, environmentalist and two-time Green Party vice-presidential nominee. Honor the Earth works to create awareness and support for indigenous environmental issues.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The sponsor is Ohio State’s Environmental Humanities program, a project of the university’s Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.

Big win for Buckeyes

Ohio State’s Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) program has won APPA’s 2017 Sustainability Award.

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.

June 22: Port of Cleveland sustainability leader to speak at Stone Lab

The next event in Stone Lab’s 2017 summer guest lecture series features James White, director of sustainable infrastructure programs for the Port of Cleveland. It’s this Thursday, June 22. Also speaking will be International Joint Commission environmental advisor Victor Serveiss.

The port’s “innovative, environmentally friendly” dredging solution, which White introduced, was featured recently in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Stone Lab, pictured, is Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but you’ll need to pay for a ferry ride to Put-in-Bay and a water taxi ride to the lab. There’s an option to watch online. (Photo: Lisa Aurand Rice, via Flickr.)

June 17: Renewable Energy Farm Tour

The 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues June 17 with the Renewable Energy Farm Tour at Woodland Ridge Farm and Learning Center in Athens in southeast Ohio. The farm has hybrid, battery backup, microgrid solar and off-grid systems. Admission is free and open to the public, but you have to preregister. Get details in the tour’s calendar listing or on pages 7-8 in the series brochure.

The farm is also offering two paid workshops and a dinner that weekend. Details are at the same links.