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Volunteer opportunity: Invasive plant removal at the Moonville Tunnel

Apr 30, 2016 1:00 PM to Apr 30, 2016 4:00 PM
Meet at the Hope School House

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CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Earth Day Hike to Explore The Ridges

Apr 22, 2016 12:00 PM to Apr 22, 2016 1:30 PM
Meet at The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

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Join CE3 and Environmental Studies as we take a hike around The Ridges in celebration of Earth Day and Spring in Athens! Our expert guides will show us the ecological uniqueness and the rich human history of the site—and point out how changes over the past 200 years have shaped this beautiful corner of campus.

  • George Eberts, an OHIO instructor of astronomy, worked at the Athens Mental Health Center on The Ridges for 14 years before it closed in 1993. He is an experienced tour guide on The Ridges and with the Athens County Historical Society & Museum.
  • Rob Wiley is a senior research ecologist with the Voinovich School with 40+ years of experience as an ecological consultant working with public, commercial and private entities in the U.S. and abroad. Rob is an OHIO grad with a B.S. in botany and geology.

 

Take a break from studying – this is worth it! We’ll eat a quick sandwich lunch (or bring your own) while we listen to a short presentation, then get hiking. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle and appropriate footwear! RSVP requested, but not required to ce3@ohio.edu to help with the lunch counts. Rain or shine, meet in Room 221! Expect the hike to last until 1:30-2:00pm depending on interest. (pdf flyer here)

Check out the other Athens County Earth Week Extravaganza events here!


CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Vince Messerly to discuss innovative ways to protect wetlands

Apr 8, 2016 12:00 PM to Apr 8, 2016 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

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CE3 and Environmental Studies are pleased to welcome Stream + Wetlands Foundation President and OHIO Engineering alum, Vince Messerly, to discuss innovative environmental protection practices. The Ohio nonprofit Stream + Wetlands Foundation (formerly known as Ohio Wetlands Foundation) was established in 1992, creating the first wetlands “mitigation bank” in the country. Since then, S+W has established a dozen mitigation banks and operates four “in-lieu fee programs” which work to protect, enhance, or restore wetlands through education, research and recreational use of wetland habitat. Vince will provide an overview of the how and why of mitigation banks and in-lieu fee programs and share his project development and management experiences.

If you are interested in environmental protection, nonprofit management, engineering, innovative financing and policy, or ways to put your OHIO experience to great use, don’t miss this!

For more information, contact ce3@ohio.edu. Click here for the pdf flyer.


CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt discusses Feeding the Hungry & Promoting Sustainable Food Solutions

Mar 25, 2016 12:00 PM to Mar 25, 2016 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

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If you are interested in sustainable food solutions, hunger and poverty, and how nonprofit organizations influence public policy, join us for this exciting discussion!

CE3 and Environmental Studies are delighted to welcome Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, to the Voinovich School to discuss the Association’s statewide efforts of food procurement, food rescue and recovery, logistics, and their work to feed the hungry. Lisa has served in this role since 2001 and has secured $300+ million in grants to support the work of Ohio’s foodbanks. She also mobilizes individuals and organizations around statewide campaigns and regional grassroots coalitions and has trained thousands of individuals and organizations on public policy issues related to food challenges. Previously, Lisa worked for the Ohio Hunger Task Force. Click here for the pdf flyer.

Save the Date for these Upcoming CE3 Brownbags!

Fri, Apr. 8: Vince Messerly, President, Stream + Wetlands Foundation
Fri, Apr. 22: Earth Day Hike: The Built and Natural History of The Ridges

 


CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Environmental Student Panel

Mar 11, 2016 12:00 PM to Mar 11, 2016 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

Please Join Us!

CE3 and Environmental Studies are pleased to host a panel of students as they present their environmental projects/research with the Voinovich School this Friday, March 11 from 12-1pm in Room 221, Building 22 on The Ridges. Partake of the free pizza, or bring your own lunch with you for the presentations and informal discussion. Afterwards, prospective students are invited to stay for a tour of the Voinovich School/The Ridges and for the MPA/MSES Open House! Visit www.ohio.edu/envstu/ for the details! Check out the flyer here.

Come learn how extraordinary students are transforming the work we do at the Voinovich School!

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(Not sure how to get to the Ridges Building 22? More info here https://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/news_info/find_us/ and https://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/ridges22.html and the CATS Red Loop https://www.ohio.edu/transportation/cats.cfm.)
 


CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Dr. Derek Kauneckis discusses using decision sciences in "Water Out West"

Feb 26, 2016 12:00 PM to Feb 26, 2016 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

Join CE3 and Environmental Studies as we welcome Voinovich School Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Dr. Derek Kauneckis, as he discusses how “collaborative modeling” is building climate resiliency in river systems. At the Voinovich School, and in his work with Nevada’s Desert Research Institute, he researches climate change adaptation, local governance, systems resilience, policy innovation and the science/policy interface. If you are interested in water resources, sustainability, climate change, and the interface between people and the environment they live in, JOIN US for free pizza and free thought-provoking discussion about our environment! Click here for the pdf flyer.

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Dr. Geradine Botte presents "Pee to Power: Hollywood and Rolling Stone?"

Feb 23, 2016 6:30 PM to 

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Geradine Botte will present her lecture "Pee to Power: Hollywood and Rolling Stone?" on Feb. 23 at 7 pm with a reception preceding at 6:30 pm in Baker Center Ballroom. 

Botte has become internationally known for the development Ammonia Electrolysis and Urea/Urine Electrolysis. Her main research interests include electrochemical engineering, power sources (advanced batteries), novel electrolyzers, sensors, flow batteries, numerical methods, mathematical modeling, materials science, and electro-catalysis, electrochemical water remediation, electro-synthesis of petrochemicals, sensors, batteries, fuel cells, ammonia electrolysis and urea/urine electrolysis.

RSVPs are encouraged for this event by Wednesday, Feb. 17 at: https://www.ohio.edu/distinguishedprofessor/rsvp.cfm

 


Learn how to register for the OHIO Student Expo!

Feb 23, 2016 5:00 PM to 

Attention Voinovich Scholars, MSES & MPA Students!
Has your instructor, advisor or supervisor encouraged you (or required you) to participate in the OHIO Student Expo? Not sure how that works or need some additional guidance? This session is for you.
 
The Voinovich School invites you to
Prepare for the Student Expo!
Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Baker Center Room 230 (free pizza too!)
RSVP to Bethany by Friday, Feb. 19 @ bb308113@ohio.edu is encouraged.
 
Faculty and staff from CE3 and the Voinovich School’s Environmental Studies Program will be on hand to discuss:
·         What makes an engaging topic?
·         How do I create a great poster?
·         What does a strong presentation include?
·         Why should I do this? (Hint: GVS $$ prizes, fame, glory, etc.!)
 
Students should come prepared with an idea (based on their Voinovich School work experience or research topic) written up in a few sentences for discussion. We’ll also provide information on how to print your poster (printing cost covered by GVS!), timelines, etc. (MSES contact: Cheryl Hanzel hanzel@ohio.edu; Scholars and MPA contact: Holly Craycraft craycraf@ohio.edu). A second session, building on this information, will be held in a few weeks.
 
The deadline to register for the 2016 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is Feb. 28!
Contact Elissa Welch at welche@ohio.edu for more information.
 
NOTE – AFTER THIS SESSION HEAD ON OVER TO:
Distinguished Professor Reception and Lecture in honor of Dr. Gerardine Botte, 2015 Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Baker Ballroom A – 6:30 p.m. Reception and 7:00 p.m. Lecture
OR
Pathways to DC Careers hosted by OHIO Political Science Dept.
Bentley Annex 202 – 6:00-7:00 pm

2015-16 CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Dr. Paul Patton discusses prehistoric local foods and regional food insecurity

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 PM to Feb 12, 2016 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

CE3 and the Environmental Studies Program are pleased to announce the dates of this spring's CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series! Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will take place on Fridays, from 12-1pm in Building 22, Room 221 on The Ridges (haven't been up to the Ridges yet? It's beautiful - check it out!). Free pizza is provided, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you. Come to hear fantastic people talk about their really cool projects that are in some way related to the environment - we hear from faculty, staff and students at OU, alumni, professionals in the field, etc. It's a casual atmosphere where questions and discussion are encouraged. The spring dates are:

Friday, Feb. 12: Dr. Paul Patton, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Ohio University - Check out the flyer about Dr. Patton's topic: "Chenopodium Berlandieri: How a Prehistoric Appalachian Food May Hold Answers to Regional Food Insecurity"

Dr. Paul Patton is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Food Studies Theme at Ohio University and the director of the Ohio University Archaeological Field School. He holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies from Ohio University and a doctorate from the Ohio State University in Anthropology. Paul received his undergraduate training at Ohio University in Anthropology and Classical Civilizations. His current research focuses on archaeobotany and human-environment interrelationships. This summer he is working in collaboration with Wayne National Forest to identify and excavate Archaic Period domestic sites in the Hocking Valley to better understand the domestic economy of these early communities. He has conducted research on the origins of food production, Native American settlement patterns, and prehistoric technology. 

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Save these Dates for CE3 Brownbags this Spring!

Friday, Feb 26: Dr. Derek Kauneckis, Environmental Studies

Friday, Mar. 11: Environmental Studies student panel

Friday, Mar. 25: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director, Ohio’s Second Harvest Food Banks

Friday, April 8: Vince Messerly, President, Stream + Wetlands Foundation

Friday, April 22: Earth Day Hike on The Ridges

We hope you will join us for a great series this semester! (Not sure how to get to the Ridges Building 22? More info here https://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/news_info/find_us/ and https://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/ridges22.html.)

Questions? Contact Elissa Welch, CE3 Project Manager, at welche@ohio.edu or 740-537-0112.


Dr. Natalie Kruse speaks at OHIO Science Cafe

Feb 3, 2016 5:00 PM to 
Front Room Cafe - Baker Center

Natalie Kruse-Daniels is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Ohio University and will be a featured speaker at the OHIO Science Cafe. Science Cafes are venues for students to informally share their interests with faculty presenters, staff, and the community in a friendly setting.


https://www.ohio.edu/sciencecafe/

Microgrid Opportunities in Southeast Ohio

Jan 28, 2016 6:30 PM to Jan 28, 2016 8:00 PM
Walter Hall Room 145, Ohio University Athens Campus

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For more information, contact Loraine McCosker at mccosker@ohio.edu.


Spring Film Sustainability Series: Kickoff with "This Changes Everything" - free admission

Jan 27, 2016 7:00 PM to 
Athena Cinema, Athens, Ohio

Join us for the spring's great sustainability films and terrific discussions afterwards! Free admission!
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For more information, contact Loraine McCosker at mccosker@ohio.edu.


Free webinar: “Economic Boom and Bust: Lessons from the Frontlines of Coal and Shale”

Dec 9, 2015 11:00 AM to Dec 9, 2015 12:00 PM

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with the Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association and Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, will host a free public webinar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST on Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, entitled, “Economic Boom and Bust: Lessons from the Frontline of Coal and Shale.”

Space is limited - register for the webinar today by visiting the registration page. Log-in information will be sent in advance of the webinar.

In many rural communities, extraction-based industries have historically been a cornerstone of the local economy. The webinar will address the experiences of communities in the middle of the shale boom and those that are transitioning away from resource-dependent economies. Specific topics will include:

  • Short-term impacts coal and shale communities face;
  • Tools available to help communities manage the boom and bust of extraction industries, including:
    • Tax incentives and severance taxes
    • Federal, state and local policy
    • Financing and funding options
  • Promising practices communities are launching to manage the impacts of shale extraction.

 

Local officials, economic and workforce development professionals, state and community leaders, and resource and service providers are encouraged to attend.

Dale Arnold, director of energy, utility and local government policy at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, will be the expert guest speaker. Arnold will be joined by Voinovich School faculty Dr. Jason Jolley, assistant professor of rural economic development and director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, and Scott Miller, director, Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment at the Voinovich School.

This webinar is sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association, and the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District as part of the Great Lakes Regional Training Initiative.

The Great Lakes Regional Training Initiative is an effort by six university-based centers in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to collectively respond to the training and technical assistance needs of their regional stakeholders. These initiatives are funded by the EDA Chicago Regional Office and were officially launched in fall 2013.

For more information, contact Elissa Welch at welche@ohio.edu / 740.537.0112


2015-16 CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Tracy Sabetta, Initiative Consulting "The Life of Today’s Lobbyist in Ohio”

Nov 20, 2015 12:00 PM to Nov 20, 2015 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

Join CE3 and Environmental Studies for the final CE3 Brownbag Lunch of the semester! We are delighted to host Tracy Sabetta, a founding partner of Initiative Consulting, a government affairs and public relations firm in Columbus working on both state and federal issues. Tracy will be discussing her lobbying and communication efforts around important health and environmental campaigns in Ohio, especially her recent work on clean energy issues.

Make your way up to The Ridges, Friday, Nov 20 for a fascinating discussion and free pizza! Click here for the flyer!

Tracy Sabetta is a founding partner of Initiative Consulting, a government affairs and public relations firm in Columbus working on both state and federal issues. Tracy’s current clients include health and environmental organizations focused on improving patient care and access to services, as well as climate change and clean energy advancement. She previously served as the Vice President of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society in Ohio, has worked in both the Ohio Senate and House, and has served as campaign manager and staff on US Senate, Ohio gubernatorial, legislative, and issue campaigns.


Fall Film Sustainability Series: Wrenched

Nov 18, 2015 7:00 PM to Nov 18, 2015 9:00 PM
Athena Cinema, Athens, Ohio

Free Admission!

The books of Edward Abbey explore the exploitation of the American Southwest with memoirs like DESERT SOLITARE and the classic comic novel, THE MONKEY WRENCH GANG. This film explores the character of Ed Abbey and his literature through the voice of many contemporary authors as well as exploring the environmental movement.

Click here for the Fall Film Sustainability Series flyer.

The Common Experience Project on Sustainability is an initiative developed by University College. Partners include the Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, Alden Library, Athena Cinema, The College of Arts & Sciences Sustainability Studies and Food Studies Themes and Office of Sustainability at Ohio University.
 


The Intersection of Lat/Long: GIS Open House

Nov 18, 2015 11:00 AM to Nov 18, 2015 3:00 PM
Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication, Ohio University 20 East Union Street, Athens, OH

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Plan to Attend! The Intersection of Lat/Long: GIS Open House
Celebrating International GIS Day & Geography Awareness Week
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication, Lower Level Atrium, 20 East Union Street, Athens, OH

Join us for the 2nd Annual OHIO GIS Open House, where we will be showcasing the many ways that we use Geographic Information System technologies around campus and around the region. GIS  technology isn’t just maps. It is a 21st-century platform for communicating all types of information about our dynamic world in a more visual way. Come see and hear how GIS applies to OHIO research and regional projects related to the environment, health, communication, policy, business, entertainment and much more!

The highlight of this year’s event will be a special presentation by Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, Environment, National Geographic Magazine. Mr. Dimick will speak from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in Schoonover Room 145. This event is free and open to the OHIO community and the public.

For updates, follow us at www.ohio.edu/ce3 and @OhioGISDay! Find the full flyer here.

GIS Open House hosts and sponsors include: Ohio University’s Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Environmental Studies, Scripps College of Communications, Department of Geography and College of Arts & Sciences Themes: Sustainability Studies & Fire to iPhone and the Ohio Chapter of URISA.


Environmental Studies Special International Session: “Creating National Parks in a Biodiversity Hotspot

Nov 13, 2015 2:00 PM to Nov 13, 2015 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Room, 3rd Floor, Alden Library

Come hear from members of an international delegation of national park directors and NGO experts from Kosovo and Montenegro share their lessons learned on:

  •          Fostering sustainability in impoverished but biologically rich areas
  •          Developing transboundary ecotourism
  •          Fighting illegal logging
  •          Tracking the elusive Balkans Lynx
  •          Protecting traditional livelihoods
  •          Utilizing environmental cooperation to rebuild trust after civil war

This twelve person delegation is visiting Athens as one stop on a two week U.S. study tour.  They are visiting Ohio University as part of an ongoing partnership with the Voinovich School, the Office of Global Opportunities, and its partner International Peace Park Expeditions.  OHIO collaborating with IPPE, offers a three week study abroad program on Environmental Peacebuilding and Sustainability in the Balkans where students take a series of hands-on learning courses in the Environmental Studies Program. Click here to view the pdf flyer!

Get a sense of the opportunities and challenges facing the region by reading this blog post by students on a previous trip to the region

http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2015/08/peace-park-expedition-balkans-reveals-tensions-development-rule-law-governments/

For more information about the November 13th event or the 2016 study abroad program to the Balkans, please contact Dr. Geoff Dabelko dabelkog@ohio.edu.


2015-16 CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Giving Back, Looking Forward: A Commitment to Community with Mary Anne Flournoy, President & Co-founder, The Sugar Bush Foundation

Nov 6, 2015 12:00 PM to Nov 6, 2015 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

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We are pleased to welcome Mary Anne Flournoy, President & Co-founder of The Sugar Bush Foundation, as she discusses her local environmental and social justice advocacy work and her career at Ohio University. She will also share the vision that led to the development of the Foundation 30 years ago to support OU and local communities in improving the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio through civic engagement and sustainable environmental and socioeconomic development.

Mrs. Flournoy is the Associate Director Emerita of the Center for International Studies and is a member of Women in Philanthropy. She received her Ph.D. from Ohio University, B.A. from Rice University and M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins. She received the Social Justice Award from United Campus Ministry in 2009 for her longtime involvement in many community organizations across the region.

Pizza will be provided. This event is free and open to the OHIO community and the public. Click here for the flyer.

Upcoming brownbags include:
Nov. 13: Balkans Delegation (Environmental Studies special session)
Nov. 20: Tracy Sabetta, Initiative Consulting


Fall Film Sustainability Series: Black Ice

Nov 4, 2015 7:00 PM to Nov 4, 2015 9:00 PM
Athena Cinema, Athens, Ohio

Free Admission!

When a Greenpeace ship was seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the “Arctic 30” were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the center of a bitter international dispute. Russia charged the crew, from 18 different countries, with piracy and hooliganism. But their resolve to try and stop oil drilling in the Arctic was never broken.

Click here for the Fall Film Sustainability Series flyer.

The Common Experience Project on Sustainability is an initiative developed by University College. Partners include the Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, Alden Library, Athena Cinema, The College of Arts & Sciences Sustainability Studies and Food Studies Themes and Office of Sustainability at Ohio University.

 


Green Jobs Panel

Nov 3, 2015 6:15 PM to Nov 3, 2015 8:00 PM
Friends of the Library Room, Alden Library

EnvStudies Green Jobs Panel 2015

Learn more about Ohio University's Environmental Studies Undergraduate Certificate and Masters Program and how to apply! Hear from local folks with green jobs about the importance of understanding environmental issues for a rewarding future career: Raccoon Creek Partnership, Third Sun Solar and Wind, Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, UpGrade Athens, AmeriCorps Vista, the Voinovich School, and more! Click here to view the flyer.


2015-16 CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Crane Hollow Nature Preserve Field Trip

Oct 23, 2015 11:45 AM to Oct 23, 2015 4:00 PM
Depart from campus, RSVP for detailed instructions

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Join CE3 for a field trip!
The 3rd CE3 Brownbag Lunch of the semester will be amongst Hocking Hills’ beautiful fall colors at Crane Hollow Nature Preserve
Friday, October 23rd from 11:45 am – 4:00 pm
Space is limited, advance RSVP required

 

Join CE3 and the Environmental Studies Program as we visit a local natural gem: Crane Hollow Nature Preserve. Crane Hollow is a private nature preserve and a research and educational site for Southeastern Ohio natural history on approx. 1,900 acres, in large part dedicated as a State Nature Preserve. This event will begin with a short introductory talk by Crane Hollow Director Heather Stehle, and Environmental Studies Outreach Coordinator Loraine McCosker will then lead the group on a guided hike to discuss the history, significance and preservation ethic of Crane Hollow. Space is limited for this offsite event. For more information and to RSVP, please contact to Loraine McCosker at mccosker@ohio.edu by 12:00 pm Thursday, October 22. Carpooling to the preserve available. Click here for the flyer.

 

Save the Date for these Upcoming CE3 Brownbags on campus:

Nov. 6: The Sugar Bush Foundation
Nov. 13: Balkans Delegation (special session)
Nov. 20: Tracy Sabetta, Initiative Consulting

 

For more information, please visit: www.ohio.edu/ce3 or contact Elissa Welch at welche@ohio.edu.


Fall Film Sustainability Series: Broken Landscapes & Sludge

Oct 21, 2015 7:00 PM to Oct 21, 2015 9:00 PM
Athena Cinema, Athens, Ohio

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Free Admission!
Double Feature:

BROKEN LANDSCAPES explores the effects of coal mining to communities and workers in India exposing migrant labor exploitation, water and environmental impacts.


SLUDGE exposes the impact of coal mining in Appalachia and the waste produced (sludge) with catastrophic results to communities and water.

Featuring Producer Sean Peoples and Musician Jack Wright.

Click here for the full schedule of the Fall Film Sustainability Series.

The Common Experience Project on Sustainability is an initiative developed by University College. Partners include the Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, Alden Library, Athena Cinema, The College of Arts & Sciences Sustainability Studies and Food Studies Themes and Office of Sustainability at Ohio University.
 


2015-16 CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Environmental & Community Sustainability: Using Indicators to Track Progress

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 PM to Oct 9, 2015 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

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CE3 is pleased to invite you to join us Friday, October 9, in Room 221 in Building 22 on The Ridges (Athens campus) for our next brownbag lunch. Free pizza will be provided.

OHIO Dept. of Geography Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Amy Lynch, Ph.D., will discuss how communities across the U.S. use indicators systems to track their progress towards becoming more equitable, environmentally sensitive, and economically resilient. She will describe her work related to the use of built environment sustainability indicators, how well these indicators inform and measure sustainability, and key strategies for helping communities of all sizes reach their sustainability goals. See the flyer here.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming sessions:
Oct. 23: Crane Hollow Excursion
Nov. 6: The Sugar Bush Foundation
Nov. 13: Balkans Delegation (special session)
Nov. 20: Tracy Sabetta, Initiative Consulting

Questions? Contact Elissa Welch at welche@ohio.edu.


Waste to Fuel: Bioenergy Open House

Oct 7, 2015 2:00 PM to Oct 7, 2015 6:00 PM
The OHIO Compost Facility on The Ridges, 7876 Blackburn Road, Athens

Voinovich School Environmental Studies Professor Sarah Davis and her team are pleased to invite you to, “Waste to Fuel: Bioenergy Open House” featuring the new facility on The Ridges that houses pilot research converting dining hall food waste into fuel and fertilizer! The Open House is on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the OHIO Compost Facility, 7876 Blackburn Road.

See the attached flyer for more details, or contact Dr. Davis for more information at daviss6@ohio.edu.


2015-16 CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Environmental Peacebuilding: Student Perspectives on Studying Abroad in the Balkans

Sep 25, 2015 12:00 PM to Sep 25, 2015 1:00 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

IPPE 2015 trip

Join us for the first CE3 Brownbag Lunch of the semester!

Friday, September 25th at 12:00 PM
Bldg 22, The Ridges, Room 221
Pizza will be provided

Join OU students Karly Coppola, Grace Keyes, Mike McTernan, Melanie Rudolf, Alexandra Sargent and Olivia Whapham as they discuss their experiences studying abroad with the Environmental Studies Program and International Peace Parks Expeditions. Students will share details of their extensive interactions with government, NGO, community, and private sector stakeholders during their three-week expedition to the Balkans. They will highlight their research projects on environmental peacebuilding, ecotourism, sustainable agriculture and environmental education.

See the attached flyer here!


Ohio's Energy Future Tour - Southeastern Ohio

Jun 24, 2015 5:30 PM to Jun 24, 2015 8:00 PM
Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. Athens, OH 45701

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Register Now! Ohio's Energy Future Tour is coming to Southeast Ohio on Wednesday, June 24 (registration and refreshments 5:30-6:00 pm, forum 6:00-8:00 pm). Ohio's Energy Future Tour is hosted by a coalition of local businesses, trade associations, nonprofits and local governments from across the state. Using the input of communities and businesses statewide, the goal of the tour is to demonstrate how Ohio can proactively transition to a strong, clean energy economy that will reduce energy costs and create jobs.

The forum at the Athens Community Center on East State Street will feature panels of invited speakers from the region, each followed by the opportunity for public dialogue, comments and questions. Join us in a collective conversation about Ohio's energy future. The forum is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Tour Spokesperson, Jane Harf at jaxharf@yahoo.com or 614.315.1125.

CE3 is pleased to be a regional co-sponsor for the event.


For more information and to register, click here.

Fourth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference: Manufacturing Workforce: Building Capacity

May 12, 2015 8:00 AM to May 12, 2015 4:00 PM
Baker Center, Ohio University Campus, Athens, Ohio

State of the Region 2015 Register Now

Jay Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development, will address the theme, “Manufacturing Workforce: Building Capacity,” in his keynote presentation at the Fourth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio on May 12, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The conference will be an opportunity for business owners and organizations throughout the area to network with local and state officials, economic developers, educational leaders and manufacturers in the region. Registration is no charge for the one-day conference; however, space is limited so participants should register as soon as possible.  To register, visit www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool and click on “Register Now.” For additional information, contact Trenia Twyman at 740.597.1460 or twyman@ohio.edu.


Click here for more information.

OHIO Talking Trash Lunch

Apr 15, 2015 12:00 PM to Apr 15, 2015 2:15 PM
Baker Center Room 242

On Wednesday, April 15th starting at noon, come to Baker Center Room 242 and enjoy FREE AVALANCHE PIZZA while discussing waste and recycling issues on campus. At 12:15 and at 1:15pm, we’ll start informal chats about topics like: Does OHIO provide enough access to recycling services? How can recycling services be improved? How can we get more students to donate/recycle furniture at Move OUT? All these issues and more will be discussed while you dig into FREE pizza from Avalanche. Invite your hungry friends and spread the word @OHIOzerowaste #ohiotalkingtrash!

All Ohio University Students are welcome!

Questions? Contact Ben at bm471311@ohio.edu.

 


Zero Waste Speaker - Alex Fried, Post-Landfill Action Network

Apr 6, 2015 6:00 PM to Apr 6, 2015 7:00 PM
Porter Hall, Room 100, Athens Campus

OHIO Zero Waste is hosting a public speaking event with Alex Fried, Director of the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) on Monday, April 6 at 6:00 PM in Porter Hall 100. Alex will be discussing Student-Led Zero Waste Movements across the nation. Alex will inspire students into action by addressing in-depth waste issues, showing the audience that the waste crisis is fundamentally solvable, and sharing inspirational stories of student leaders. This talk will leave students knowing that change is possible and how they can get involved in the Zero Waste movement today. Ohio University is a new member of PLAN and the only member institution in the state of Ohio.

For more information about Ohio University’s waste and recycling efforts please visit our website at http://www.ohio.edu/facilities/recycle/ For more information about PLAN, the services they provide their members, and the other institutions who have joined the network please visit their website at: http://www.postlandfill.org/ Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting. Questions about this visit may be directed to Kate Blyth, Ohio University’s Student Zero Waste Coordinator at cb297312@ohio.edu.


Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission State of the Region

Apr 2, 2015 11:00 AM to Apr 2, 2015 3:00 PM
Hilton Downtown Columbus

 

MORPC’s annual State of the Region luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.
Please join us as MORPC welcomes Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy of Nelson/Nygaard’s Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility, as this year’s State of the Region keynote.  For more than 20 years, Tumlin has developed transformative transportation plans throughout the world that accommodate millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic. Tumlin has led award-winning plans in cities from Seattle and Vancouver to Moscow and Abu Dhabi.  Currently Nelson/Nygaard is working on several important Central Ohio projects including the NextGen Plan with COTA and the Multi-Modal Thoroughfare Plan with City of Columbus.

Along with Tumlin, MORPC Executive Director William Murdock and Yaromir Steiner, CEO of Steiner + Associates and chair of insight2050 Steering Committee, will provide an update on the next phase of insight2050.  Named the biggest urban planning story of 2014 by Columbus Underground, insight2050 is a public-private partnership that provides objective data and analysis to local governments, developers, and business leaders about the impact of the region’s significant population growth of the next 30+ years that is expected to be dramatically different from the past.

You will not want to miss this dynamic luncheon packed with highlights on our thriving region and visions about future transportation opportunities.  Seats are limited so purchase your ticket now.  

Early bird price tickets are available for $85 each or $850 per table of ten. After March 6, tickets will be available for $95 each or $950 per table of ten.


For more information, please contact Bernice Cage at 614.233.4157 or bcage@morpc.org.


CE3 Brownbag Lunch: UpGrade Athens and the Georgetown Energy Prize

Mar 27, 2015 12:00 PM to Mar 27, 2015 1:00 PM
The Ridges | Bldg. 22, Room 221

Sarah Conley-Ballew is the acting director of UpGrade Athens County. She holds a Bachelor of Specialized Studies with a concentration in Social and Environmental Ecology from Ohio University, and is completing her Master of Public Administration at the Voinovich School this semester. 

Sarah serves as a catalyst for community development in Athens County, demonstrating leadership in social and environmental sustainability projects. She has played a pivotal role in the development of the regional local food economy but has refocused her attention to energy sustainability. Sarah will be discussing her work with UpGrade Athens and the Georgetown Energy Prize.

Join us as for an informal lunch discussion as we explore local solutions to global climate change!

Save the Date for Upcoming CE3 Brownbags!!

April 10: Gail Hesse- The next great challenge: the Ohio Great Lakes Commission

April 24: Dr. Nancy Stevens- Exploring extinction and environmental change through time: Lessons from the field

 

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CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Featuring Env Studies Professor Dr. Derek Kauneckis

Mar 13, 2015 12:00 PM to Mar 13, 2015 1:30 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

Local Governments Advancing Climate Change Policies

Derek Kauneckis is an associate professor at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, where he teaches in the Environmental Studies program. His research focuses on governance and institutional design as applied to environmental and science/technology policy. He is currently studying the climate resilience of western river systems, local government climate change policies, and the emergence of local and regional green business programs.

In the United States, local governments have taken the lead in innovating and implementing climate change policies. This talk will report results from a study of local government climate change policies in the American context. Dr. Kauneckis’ research focuses on climate adaptation implementation. The work focuses on how organizations collaborate and engage in collective action solutions.

Join us for an informal lunch discussion and FREE PIZZA as we uncover important lessons for state and local governments in managing the challenges of climate change!

Save the Date for Upcoming CE3 Brownbags!!
March 27: Sarah Conley-Ballew - UpGrade Athens County and the Georgetown Energy Prize
April 10: Gail Hesse - The next great challenge: the Ohio Great Lakes Commission
April 24: Dr. Nancy Stevens - A proposal for an Ohio University Natural History Museum

 


CE3 Brownbag Lunch: Hocking River Corridor

Feb 13, 2015 12:00 PM to Feb 13, 2015 1:30 PM
The Ridges | Bldg. 22, Room 221

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Join us as we kick off the brown bags this semester with a group of students who performed a three-pronged analysis of the 1970’s rechannelization of the Hocking River.

 

First year Voinovich School MSES students Lucy Kavi, Alina Raulinaitis and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student, Hashim Pashtun, will discuss their critique of past and present management techniques, explore various alternative solutions and examine the current community culture surrounding the Hocking River. The students teamed up and began the project in a Community-Based Environmental Science course and  produced a documentary in order to illustrate the extent of the ecological and social issues that emerged. In addition, they created a 3D model to be used for visualizing the current state of the river and envisioning future possibilities. Join us for an informal lunch discussion to learn more about how the rechannelization shaped Ohio University and the city of Athens. 

 

Save the Date!!

March 13: Dr. Jieli Li 

Southeast Asian studies and sustainable development

March 27: Sarah Conley-Ballew 

UpGrade Athens County and the Georgetown Energy Prize

April 10: Gail Hesse

The next great challenge: the Ohio Great Lakes Commission

April 24: Dr. Nancy Stevens 

A proposal for an Ohio University Natural History Museum


CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Featuring Assistant Professor Andrew Szolosi

Dec 5, 2014 12:00 PM to Dec 5, 2014 1:30 PM
The Ridges Bldg. 22, Room 221

Do you enjoy long walks on the beach or evening strolls through campus? Have you ever wondered why getting a little fresh air makes you feel better? Join us for the final Brown Bag Lunch of the semester this Friday, December 5th, featuring Assistant Professor Andrew Szolosi, to find out. Andrew teaches undergraduate courses in recreation leadership, leisure and sport in society, and contemporary issues in recreation. 
 
 Andrew’s discussion will unpack the guiding research in the field and highlight efforts aimed to assess the restorative benefits of natural settings. If you have ever benefited from a walk in the woods or spending time outdoors join us this Friday to find out why and learn more about the human-nature interaction.
 
Join us for our final Brownbag Lunch of the semester for great research, conversation, and pizza! See attached flyer.
 

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Justin Holub to discuss nature's impact on innovation at Dec. 3 Science Cafe

Dec 3, 2014 5:00 PM to Dec 3, 2014 6:15 PM
Baker Center Front Room

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Nature's form and function have inspired countless innovations throughout recorded history, from architecture and engineering, to art and sculpture and even therapeutics and medicines. Justin Holub, an Ohio University assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, looks for inspiration from nature at the macro-, micro- and nanoscale levels.

He'll talk about the subject, "Bio Mimicry: How Nature Inspires Mankind's Innovation," during the next Science Café, to be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Baker Center Front Room.

"I think that most people will find the intimate, sometime subtle, connection between the natural world and mankind's innovations particularly interesting. I would like for the audience to be inspired by the surrounding world and get ideas on how to look at the natural world, which can inspire a lot of designs and ideas," Holub said.

His talk will spotlight how innovators are using nature's design rules as an inspiration for advancing next-generation medicines and therapeutics.

"Molecular components of bee venom, scorpion toxins and spider silk are being used to engineer therapeutics that hold promise for the treatments of debilitating diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disorders," he said.

Science Cafés are a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting. Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions will win a free T-shirt.

The program is supported by the Ohio University Office the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Sigma Xi.

For full schedule of 2014-15 speakers, visit: http://www.ohio.edu/sigmaxi/sciencecafe/ .

Article originally appeared here.

 


CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Featuring Researcher Kimberley Miller

Nov 21, 2014 12:00 PM to Nov 21, 2014 1:30 PM
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 221

Join us this Friday, November 21 for the second to last CE3 Brown Bag Lunch of the semester. This week, we are pleased to host Kimberley Miller, Voinovich School post-doctoral research associate, as she discusses her work with methane cycling in Arctic peatland ecosystems. Kim’s work deals with the biogeochemical and ecological factors that control net methane emissions from thawing permafrost in wetlands in Alaska and Finland. See the attached flyer.

Join us for great research, great conversation and great pizza!

It’s worth your trip up to the Ridges!

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Where in the World is OU? GIS Open House - In celebration of International GIS Day & Global Entrepreneurship Week

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 PM to Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center, Baker University Center Room 366, OU Athens Campus

We'll see you there!

Plan to Attend GIS Open House Nov 19 2014
On Wednesday, November 19th, OU will be celebrating International GIS Day & Global Entrepreneurship Week with its first “Where in the World is OU? GIS Open House!”

Stay as long as you can, 4 minutes or 4 hours!

Stop by the GIS Open House between 12:00-4:00 PM to hear from statewide experts about the many ways that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping can make your research project or business venture more engaging and visually interesting, no matter what the topic! (Click HERE to view the Flyer in pdf.) Follow us at @OhioGISDay for updates.

What is GIS, you ask? ESRI says:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is designed to capture, manage, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information.
  • GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize our world in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.
  • GIS software helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared—on a map!

 

Come for the speakers! Stay for the networking, the demos, and refreshments!

Agenda (as of November 12, 2014)

 

12:00 PM – Session 1 – Government
Welcome by Michael Finney, Associate Director of Operations, Ohio University Voinovich School
Speakers include:

Networking, Refreshments & Demos

 

1:00 PM – Session 2 – Health & Health Analytics

Welcome by Dr. Holly Raffle, Assistant Professor, Ohio University Voinovich School
Speakers include:

  • Keynote: Dr. Rick Massatti, Health Services Policy Specialist, Office of Quality, Planning & Research, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • Lightening Round: Robert Brems, Jr. M.P.H., Health Commissioner, Coshocton County Health Department

Networking, Refreshments & Demos

 

2:00 PM – Session 3 – Energy & Environment
Welcome by Scott Miller, Director, CE3, Ohio University Voinovich School
Speakers include:

Networking, Refreshments & Demos

 

3:00 PM – Session 4 – Entrepreneurship
Welcome by Dr. Luke Pittaway, Director, Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship
Speakers include:

Networking, Refreshments & Demos

4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Questions? Contact Elissa Welch at welche@ohio.edu or 740-537-0112.

Click here to view the many other events planned for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The GIS Open House is hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs’ Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment (CE3), the Department of Geography & the Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with TechGROWTH Ohio

 

 

 

 


Geoff Dabelko to discuss link between environmental issues and security Nov. 12

Nov 12, 2014 5:00 PM to Nov 12, 2014 6:30 PM
Baker Center Front Room

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What is the connection between the environment and security? Geoff Dabelko, professor and director of environmental studies in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will answer that question Nov. 12 at the next Ohio University Café Conversations event.

"Since 1990, I have researched multidimensional links between environmental issues and security. I will share insights both from research and my 20 years working in the Washington policy world," he said.

The discussion, which will include topics such as political instability and the military's steps to address climate change, will be designed for participants to challenge themselves to move beyond their traditional understandings of environment and security.

"I am excited to find students and faculty interested in environment, peace and security topics," Dabelko said. "These topics represent some of the most challenging threats but also some of the most promising opportunities for tackling top ecological, social and political problems of the day."

"The Environment: What's Security Got to Do with It?" will be held at 5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 12 in the Ohio University Baker Center Front Room.

Café Conversations are a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting. Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions will win a free T-shirt.

The program is supported by the Ohio University Office the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity.

 

For a link to the live stream of the event and a full schedule of 2014-15 speakers, visit:

http://www.ohio.edu/sigmaxi/sciencecafe/

 

Article originally seen here.


Global Choke Points: Reporting from the Water-Energy-Food nexus

Oct 31, 2014 12:00 PM to Oct 31, 2014 1:30 PM
The Ridges | Bldg. 22, Room 221

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Lunch Presentation - Global Choke Points: Reporting from the Water-Energy-Food Nexus with Keith Schneider, senior editor & chief correspondent, Circle of Blue and special writer, The New York Times

Join the Voinovich School’s Environmental Studies Program this Friday for a lunch presentation by an award-winning, nationally known journalist, online communications specialist & environmental policy expert, Keith Schneider. Keith has won numerous awards for his work reporting on the intensifying confrontation between water, food, and energy from five continents for Circle of Blue’s Global Choke Point Project. Previously, Keith was a national correspondent for The New York Times and was the communications director for the U.S. Climate Action Network and the Apollo Alliance. Read more at his personal site, Modeshift.org.


Jason Trembly to discuss hydraulic fracturing at Oct. 22 Science Café discussion

Oct 22, 2014 5:00 PM to Oct 22, 2014 6:30 PM
Baker Center Front Room

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As the number of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," operations continues to grow in the United States, so does concern for the amount of water used in the mining process and the need for cleaning the wastewater byproduct.

Ohio University Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jason Trembly will discuss the topic during the next Science Café discussion, "What the Frac!" at 5 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 22 at the Baker Center Front Room.

Trembly will talk about his research, which is focused on how to clean the wastewater on site and address natural gas emissions.

"The largest effort is to develop a cost-competitive shale wastewater management technology that allows the wastewater to be reused, thus reducing hydraulic fracturing water intensity," Trembly said.

Science Cafés are a venue for students to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting. Free coffee is offered to the first 50 attendees, and participants who ask questions will win a free T-shirt.

The program is supported by the Ohio University Office the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Sigma Xi.

For a link to the live stream of the event and a full schedule of 2014-15 speakers, visit http://www.ohio.edu/sigmaxi/sciencecafe/.

 

Article originally appeared here.

 


Live Stream

Brownbag Lunch Series: How I Spent My Summer with student speakers

Oct 10, 2014 12:00 PM to Oct 10, 2014 1:30 PM
The Ridges | Bldg. 22, Room 221

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The Brownbag lunch series will kick off on October 10th, 2014. The first lunch will feature three student speakers sharing their summer experience abroad.

Nora Sullivan will be talking about the OU 2014 trip to the Balkans where she studied the region’s flower taxonomy.

Augusto Pinto will be sharing some of his findings from Timor-Leste where he observed the way in which local communities use their traditional knowledge and skills to adapt to Climate Change. 

Annalisa Weber spent her summer in southwest Uganda living on the outskirts of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. She conducted research on the mountain gorilla tourism industry and collected data on disregard of park rules and regulations.


Climate Conversation hosted by Rural Action featuring Dr. Geoff Dabelko

Sep 25, 2014 6:30 PM to Sep 25, 2014 8:30 PM
Kiser's in Eclipse Company Town, The Plains

Rural Action is hosting a learning conversation with Dr. Geoff Dabelko, head of Ohio University's Environmental Studies Program at the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs. Geoff will review the latest in climate change information with a focus on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC report of Working Group II. This most recent spring 2014 report is about the Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability of climate change and can be found here


Also joining Geoff will be Joe Brehm, Rural Action's Director of Environmental Education, to share his review of The Nature Conservancy's study of the Appalachian Mountains and their potential to serve as a biological refuge in the midst of climate change. The Huffington Post's summary of this study can be found here.

 

This informal gathering is designed to foster discussion among Rural Action members and participants seeking to learn more about this topic and explore local and regional strategies for lowering carbon emissions.

The event takes place at Kiser's in Eclipse Company Town located in The Plains, OH from 6:30 - 8:30 on September 25. Rural Action members are free and non-members can pay $5 at the door or $20 to join Rural Action. Participants will have a cash bar provided by Eclipse and light snacks provided by Rural Action. 


Rural Action Events

36th Annual 2014 NAAMLP Conference: Call for Paper & Presentation

Sep 21, 2014 8:00 AM to Sep 24, 2014 5:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel at Capitol Square 75 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio

The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) is a non-profit organization whose members include 31 States and Tribes conducting abandoned mine reclamation programs under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. NAAMLP is issuing this First Call for Papers/Presentations to be presented at the 2014 NAAMLP Annual Conference. The NAAMLP looks forward to an informative and memorable conference.

Suggested Abandoned Mine Land topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Reclamation / Project Implementaiton
  • Technolgy
  • Acid Mine Drainage
  • Cultural / Historical
  • Economics / Policy
  • Environmental
  • Remining / AML Enhancement

 

Abstract proposals should be submitted in PDF format on or before June 1, 2014. Abstracts should be 300 words or less, Times New Ro-man 12 font, and should include the presentation title, along with the presenters name, title, organization or company, business address, phone number and email address. Abstracts should be emailed to: Benny.Mccament@dnr.state.oh.us.

Selected presenters will be notified by July 1, 2014, and final presentation material will be due on or before August 31, 2014. Details per-taining to the final presentation format, speaker guidelines and other presentation information will be provided to authors and/or presenters at the time of abstract acceptance.


*Although not required, to facilitate scheduling we ask that you make notification by April 1 with your anticipated topic if you intend to present. If you are with a State or Tribe and intend to present please indicate if you are applying for an OSM award or participating in the NAAMLP business meeting on the third day of the conference. Presentations are anticipated to be 25 minutes.


For information or questions contact:
Ben McCament
Phone: 740-592-3748 Fax: 740-593-7086 Benny.Mccament@dnr.state.oh.us

 


Manufacturing in Appalachia: Opportunities Abound

May 20, 2014 8:00 AM to May 20, 2014 3:00 PM
Ohio University - Athens, Ohio

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State of the Region Conference -- 3rd Annual Appalachia Ohio


Oil and Gas Service Contracts and Negotiations

Apr 17, 2014 8:30 AM to Apr 17, 2014 5:30 PM
Gervasi Vineyard and Conference Center

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The UCEAO Shale Institute is a series of one-day courses to be taught at regional venues on various aspects of shale/oil and gas development. The Institute was developed under the auspices of the UCEAO Shale Energy Initiatives Working Group and courses will be taught by faculty from UCEAO member colleges and universities, as well as other experts in the subject matter. The objective of the Institute is to provide access to topic-specific knowledge in the area of shale/oil and gas development to professionals at companies with investments in Ohio.  The Institute will offer a relevant, data-based perspective on the complex issues facing professionals in all areas of this important economic sector.

 

Scheduled Courses
Oil and Gas Service Contracts and Negotiations – Andrew R. Thomas

*Thursday, April 17, 2014  |  Gervasi Vineyard & Conference Center, 1700 55th Street NE, Canton, Ohio

*A combination of logistical challenges and illness resulted in the need to reschedule the first seminar in the Ohio Shale Institute series.  Instead of this Thursday, the class -- Oil and Gas Service Contracts and Negotiations -- will be held on Thursday, April 17.

Agenda

8:30 am – 9:00 am       Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am – 4:30 pm       Program
•  Role of service industry in the oil and gas business.
•  Nature of contracting in the oil and gas business.
•  Common Service Contracts
•  Special Problems in Service Contracting
•  Role of Insurance in Oil and Gas Contracts
•  Subcontractors and Suppliers’ Workshop
•  Negotiations of Service Contracts

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Reception & Networking

For more informationclick here.

 


UCEAO Shale Initiative

From Silent Spring To Silent Night: A Tale Of Toads And Men

Mar 24, 2014 7:00 PM to 
Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University

Tyrone Hayes, Frontiers in Science, atrazine, public health, environmental health, frog, amphibian

Tyrone B. Hayes, a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will be speaking at the Memorial Auditorium at Ohio University on March 24, 2014. Tyrone is an advocate for critical review and regulation of pesticides and other chemicals that may cause adverse health effects. He has presented hundreds of papers, talks and seminars on the role of environmental chemical contaminants found within amphibian ecosystems and in the health consequences that emerge in minority and low income populations.

 

For more information contact: moody@ohio.edu

 


Ohio Clean Energy Challenge 2014

Jan 29, 2014 8:00 AM to Jan 29, 2014 5:00 PM
The Student Center at Cleveland State University

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge is being postponed until February 27-28. More information will be distributed in the coming weeks. We sincerely regret any inconvenience and look forward to a successful competition next month. 

We have been informed that due to health and safety concerns related to predicted extremely cold temperatures on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, there is a high probability that the Cleveland State University campus will be closed.

NorTech and UCEAO share the same safety concerns for the participants and attendees of the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge. Recognizing that weather conditions may change in the interim, we nevertheless believed that it was prudent to make a decision regarding the event by close of business today. 

Thank you for your continued support of this important event.

 

The Ohio Clean Energy Challenge brings together some of Ohio’s best and brightest college students to compete for $10,000 to support their clean energy business.

Presented by the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO) and NorTech, the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge is a clean energy student business plan competition designed to provide student entrepreneurs with the opportunity to showcase their energy technology and business plans; receive university and industry support and feedback; gain exposure within the venture capital and funding community; and compete for cash prizes to support their technology and business plan.

On *(Jan. 29), the 10 semi-finalist student teams will present live business pitches to a panel of judges comprised of clean energy entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. The winner of the Ohio Competition will receive the $10,000 state prize and go on to compete for the $100,000 grand prize at the Midwest regional competition on April 3, 2014, in Chicago, Ill., and a place in the national competition in Washington, D.C.

For more information and to register, visit: http://uceao.com/challenge/.

*Date to be changed due to severe weather