Ohio University's Office of Sustainability offers classroom presentations, tours of the OHIO Ecohouse, and tours of the Compost Facility at no cost.
Many classes and organizations choose to tour the Ecohouse (8133 Dairy Lane) each year. Tours feature the exterior features of the house such as the solar electric, solar thermal, and community garden. They also discuss, through photos of the interior of the house, sustainable living habits. For the safety of our residents, we only offer interior tours to select groups upon request. Otherwise, the interior of the house may be viewed during occasional Open House events sponsored by the residents.
Tours hosted at the Compost Facility (located on Dairy Lane, 0.2 miles southwest of the Dairy Barn) discuss the composting process at Ohio University, examines alternative energy options at the site, and examines waste reduction efforts that we can all adopt into our lives.
During our classroom presentations, students will learn about sustainability at Ohio University. Students will explore the issue of energy and natural resource conservation and how these issues can be applied to their own lives and disciplines. The presentation will conclude with a Call to Sustain pledge in which the class will be asked to make a commitment to lessen their impact. Presentations generally last 30 minutes, but can be tailored to a class’ unique needs.
The Call to Sustain campaign is a peer-education effort aimed at informing students, faculty, staff, and community members about sustainability and encouraging them make a pledge to lessen their impact on the Earth. Call to Sustain can be requested as a component of a classroom presentation or our office staff can attend other events, meetings, etc. with our giant globes and pledge sign. For more information about this campaign, go to the Call to Sustain page.
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