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Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. – Albert Einstein 

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

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

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 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

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

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