CFAES is selling its long-standing Columbus sheep farm, located in a now heavily residential area about 7 miles north of Ohio State’s main campus, and the redevelopment guidelines, including keeping park space, open space and adjacent neighborhoods in mind, “are a first” for Ohio State, said a Nov. 6 story in Columbus’s This Week Community News.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack holds a town hall discussion on rural opportunity from 10-11:15 a.m. this morning on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. Admission is by invitation only and is open to the media, the event flier says.
On Monday, Sept. 28, the Discovery Themes Provost’s Lecturer Program at Ohio State will present Gro Harlem Brundtland, an internationally known thought leader and advocate for human rights and a leading voice on climate change, sustainable development and global health issues. She will deliver “Our Common Future: Global Sustainability in the 21st Century” at 3:30 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. in Columbus. The lecture is open to the public. Continue reading →
Here’s a video related to Joe Gies’s Aug. 11 talk at Ohio State. It’s about Shelby, Ohio, creating a new downtown park — a public commons and green space — as part of its efforts to mitigate future flood damage.
Doug Marcy and Brandon Krumwiede of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management present “Mapping and Visualizing Lake Level Changes for the U.S. Great Lakes” from noon to 1 p.m. today, May 19, in a free webinar hosted by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team. The focus: NOAA’s Lake Level Viewer, a planning tool for coastal communities. Get webinar details and register here.
Ohio has great potential for outdoor recreation and the good that can come from it. So says CFAES’s David Hanselmann, coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network. On Dec. 9, the network will host a program on tapping and growing that potential, and you’re invited to attend. Read more. (Photo: iStock.)
“China and the United States made common cause on Wednesday against the threat of climate change, staking out an ambitious joint plan to curb carbon emissions as a way to spur nations around the world to make their own cuts in greenhouse gases.”