- Sunflower Project to fuel farm machinery, students’ learning It’s called The Sunflower Project, and it will turn sunflowers into diesel fuel to run farm machinery while also producing a byproduct that is high-quality feed for livestock.
- Millfield pair forms cooperative to promote local staples Michelle Ajamian and Brandon Jaeger are the founders of the Appalachian Staple Food Collaborative. The goal of the group is to foster staple crops such as beans, seeds and grains in the area to decrease dependency on outside food sources.
- Full circle of food Jaeger and Ajamian are pioneering a local food system based on a traditional idea: staple foods like grains and beans should be processed, milled and consumed in the same area in which they are grown.
- New project to assess local food opportunities New project has grown into a multifaceted project that is bringing state and federal funding for farming, food policy and economic development under the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative.
- Project seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in off-campus housing The Green House Project, a pilot program striving to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in Athens by improving the efficiency of off-campus student rentals, is accepting applications from student tenants and landlords for whole-house efficiency audits.
- Crops for the community Brandon Jaeger of Athens County is using a federal grant from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Project to investigate how to grow staple food crops in our region.
- Energy-saving program taking apps The Green House Project is now accepting applications from students and landlords interested in improving the efficiency of off-campus living rental units in the city of Athens.
- Foundation provides $50K grant to help OU cut student housing energy use The recently established Sugar Bush Foundation has provided $50,000 to aid in the implementation of a new initiative designed to reduce energy costs and usage in residential properties serving Ohio University students.
The Sugar Bush Foundation, a non-profit supporting organization of the Ohio University Foundation that promotes sustainability efforts in the Appalachian region, approved $179,251 in funding for AOZWI Zero Waste Project Phase Three at the Ohio University Foundation’s board meeting in July. Read More
Funded by the Sugarbush Foundation, the Green House Project seeks to heighten awareness among Ohio University students and their landlords of the relationship between energy use, utility costs and climate change. The project will provide for energy-efficiency audits of housing units and the dissemination of information, recommendations and financial support to students and landlords interested in making related improvements. Read More
At its February meeting, the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees reviewed a new endowment naming policy, awarded grants and enacted a measure to fund its operations and The Promise Lives Campaign. Read More
Thanks to generous funding from the Sugar Bush Foundation, the Ohio University Foundation and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with Rural Action, a local Zero Waste Initiative is on-course to address that question and help improve the environment, economy and social well-being for current and future generations in the Appalachian region. Read More
The Green House Project, coordinated by the Office of Sustainability in collaboration with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD), was a groundbreaking effort to address the University’s carbon footprint by investing in the local community. Read More
The Green House Project is well under way as landlords and tenants make efficiency improvements in local rentals with help from the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) and Ohio University's Office of Sustainability. Read More
The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) and Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability have joined forces to provide interested landlords and student tenants with free energy audits, which typically cost $300 to $500 when conducted by commercial inspection companies. Read More