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Ed Newman is a living legend in Athens, Ohio. Not only did he help initiate the City of Athens’ curbside recycling program — the state’s first — but he also transformed Ohio University’s waste management plan and inspired college sustainability programs across the U.S. and Canada. Read More

Climate change and its connections to national security have been in the news recently as prominent reports and assessments highlight a wide variety of challenges. Read More

As the director of Ohio University’s Consortium for Energy, Economics, and the Environment, Scott Miller connects faculty across the university, allowing them to work together and create ideas that affect policy here in Athens and across the country. Previously, Miller was a student in the environmental studies program at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Read More

The news media spend too much time covering the symptoms of climate change and not enough discussing the phenomenon of climate change itself. Read More

Jen Bowman, senior environmental project manager at the Ohio University Voinovich School, has paired up with Gary Conley, research supervisor for University’s Air Quality Center at the Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment, to begin looking at the health of Wills Creek and White Eyes Creek in Coshocton and Muskingum Counties. Read More

Dylan Drugan coordinates energy efficiency programs across eight states for American Electric Power. He had an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA, and experience in the corporate world. But it was his decision to seek a master’s degree in environmental studies from Ohio University that led him to AEP. Read More

It would be reasonable to suspect that mobile phones would help Kenyan pastoralists adapt to drought and anticipated climate change in central Kenya. That was the hypothesis MSES student Jeremiah Asaka investigated as part of his Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Read More

When it started in 2007, the Kanawha Project focused on introducing Ohio University faculty to environmental sustainability topics that they could incorporate in their classes. Now the project is moving in a new direction. Read More

In the fight to garner more interest among high school students for pursuing a STEM major, one Ohio University program takes the lead – with a boat. Read More

Ohio University professor Kelly Johnson often finds herself knee deep in streams. Net in hand, she leads her biology students through lessons about life in southern Ohio’s waterways — and the lack thereof. Read More