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Tour and Presentation Request Forms

Ohio University's Office of Sustainability offers classroom presentations, tours of the OHIO Ecohouse and tours of the compost facility at no cost.  We are now accepting requests for Fall 2013.  Requests will not be considered for the remainder of the Spring 2013 semester.


Ecohouse Tour: 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 residents and 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.

Compost Facility Tour: 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. 

Classroom Presentation: During our classroom presentation, students will learn the definition of sustainability, discuss OU's current efforts and explore opportunities for incorporating sustainability into their own lives and disciplines. Presentations generall last 30 minutes, but can be tailored to a class' unique needs.

Before scheduling a tour, please review the following:

  • Tours and presentations must be requested at least two weeks in advance
  • Tours and presentations require a minimum of 10 people.
  • Tours and presentations are available Mondays – Fridays from 9am – 4pm during the academic year. Out of respect for our Ecohouse residents and tour guides, tours are not scheduled during finals week. 
  • Please note that, in order to keep tours and presentations free of charge, all of our guides are volunteers/interns of the Office of Sustainability.These individuals are not experts and, therefore, may not be able to answer all questions on-site. Any questions not answered during the tour will be answered via email upon request.
  • Please allow 30-45 minutes for each tour or presentation.
  • Office of Sustainability is not responsible for your group's transportation to/from the tour site. Once your tour is scheduled, your guide will meet you on-site at the time scheduled. Please plan your travel accordingly.



Request a Tour or Presentation:

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