Ohio State’s 2019 Time for Change Week continues on Friday, April 5, with:
A presentation on community gardens, including how to run them and how they can improve a neighborhood’s food security, by members of the student group Nourish International, 11 a.m. to noon. Find out more.
Buckeye Blackout Concert, 6–9 p.m. “Lights out, get loud!” the event listing says. “Join us for a night of student and local bands, friends, and sustainable giveaways, all against the backdrop of Mirror Lake.”
A busy day scheduled on Wednesday, April 3, during Ohio State’s Time for Change Week, April 1–7, including free chances to exchange your single-use plastic shopping bags and water bottles for better, reusable options.
Ohio State’s 2019 Time for Change Week, featuring a busy lineup of 20 sustainability-related talks and activities, runs next week, April 1–7, on the Columbus campus. First up, on Monday, April 1,is a Sustainability Fair in the Ohio Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (displays, demonstrations, giveaways, etc.) and an Environmental Justice Dinner and Dialogue from 5:30–7 p.m. in The Blackwell. You need to RSVP for the latter.
Nicole Jackson, Frances Beinecke, and Heather Taylor-Miesle preview 2019’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) Signature Event, “Women in Conservation,” in the video above. The free public event is set for April 8 in Columbus.
Jackson is EPN’s program coordinator. Beinecke is a former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 2007 winner of the Rachel Carson Award, and one of the event’s featured speakers. Taylor-Miesle is executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council and will serve as the event’s facilitator.
Motivated to improve complex sustainability challenges, Ohio State has established a new Sustainability Institute. It merges the university’s Office of Energy and Environment and Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme.
The Environmental Professionals Network’s (EPN) 2019 Signature Event, set for April 8, will focus on “Women in Conservation.” The event will highlight “the role that female conservationists have played in leading humanity’s protection and improvement of natural resources,” its website says.
In an announcement made yesterday, March 20, the Columbus-based Nationwide Foundation is contributing $7 million to support CFAES’ “vision of a modern land-grant institution with a mission to sustain life.”