Saturday: Go west for sustainability fest

Go west, everyone, to learn more about sustainability. Ohio State’s West Campus Science and Sustainability Festival—or WestFest for short—is set for Saturday, May 18, on the university’s West Campus Quad. Featured will be demonstrations and displays by more than 20 sustainability-related organizations from Ohio State and the Columbus community, including CFAES’ Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park and Stone Laboratory on Lake Erie. Admission is free. Find out more.

Wednesday: What’s your (eco) motivation?

CFAES scientist Douglas Jackson-Smith, professor of water security in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents “What Motivates Environmentally Responsible Behavior?” at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 1, in the free monthly Wooster Science Café series.

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Friday: Community gardens, ‘Blackout’ concert

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.”

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Thursday: Precious Plastic, B Corps, more

Here’s what’s scheduled for Thursday, April 4, during Ohio State’s Time for Change Week:

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Tuesday: Women in sustainability, more

Here’s what’s in store on Tuesday, April 2, during Ohio State’s Time for Change Week in Columbus:

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Time for Change Week coming

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.

Find the week’s schedule and other details.