Thursday, March 30th

Permafrost Tunnel Tour

1:30pm to 2:35pm

*Virtual Event

Excavated from 1963–1969 for the study of permafrost, geology, ice science, mining, and construction techniques specific to permafrost environments, the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility is one of the nation’s unique, natural research facilities. Located just outside Fairbanks, Alaska, the facility was recently expanded. Some of the exciting features include ice wedges as tall as houses, green grass from thousands of years ago, and bison bones embedded in permafrost! Join Tom Douglas with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Patrick Druckenmiller with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Anna Liljedahl from Woodwell Climate Research Center for a virtual tour of the facility and learn about some of the exciting research happening. This program will showcase tools developed by the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center using content collected by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The audience will be invited to ask questions throughout the program. Individuals as well as classes are invited to join. Register at

BPP Open Lab/Plastic Collection Drive!

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Baker Systems Building Basement Room 090

Bring in your number 2 or number 5 plastic and we will show you how we turn it into an Ohio keychain that you will get to keep!

Trash to Treasure

4:00pm to 6:00pm

The South Oval

We will be using containers that would otherwise be thrown away and repurposing them to plant seeds! This will emphasize how to take something old and make it new again while also creating something good for your mental health and overall wellness.

A Conversation with Bart Elmore

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Torres Think Tank

Delta Airlines and a Sustainable Aviation Future?
Come to learn about the environmental history of one of the largest airlines in the world, Delta Airlines. Atlanta native and OSU historian Bart Elmore talks about this firm that started I his home town and what it’s history can teach us about the future sustainability of aviation. Worried when you fly about greenhouse gases? Wondering when airlines will go green? Then this is the talk for you.

Building a Sustainable Energy Future

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Curl Viewpoint North

Come join energy industry professionals from IGS Energy to learn about the transition to green energy and what IGS does to promote social sustainability. We will begin with a panel of three Ohio State alumni: Jen Bowden (Vice President of Brand and Social Impact), Connor McMahon (Lead Residential Solar Asset Analyst), and Colleen Magee (Senior Asset Manager, Commercial Solar). Then, the time is yours to ask questions and network with sustainability professionals! Food will be provided and there will be chances to win Starbucks gift cards.

Take Back the Tap Scavenger Hunt
All Week
Join Students for Recycling in a scavenger hunt across campus to find water bottle fill stations and drinking fountains. Refill your reusable water bottle and avoid buying single use plastic water bottles by looking for water bottle fill stations or drinking fountains in classroom buildings and residence halls. Scan the Students for Recycling QR code and fill out the form to participate! Learn more about privatized water and Students for Recycling’s partnership with the Take Back the Tap organization from the Food and Water Watch. The top 3 individuals who find the most stations will receive a gift card and reusable Nalgene water bottle!