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Sustainable Living Hub Seminar to highlight Schoonover Green Roof project

Published: October 7, 2020 Author: Sam Crowl

Dr. Kim Thompson, the OHIO Office of Sustainability’s new Sustainable Living Hub Coordinator, will discuss Hub initiatives at this semester’s second virtual Sustainable Hub Seminar on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.  

The live seminar will be available on Microsoft Teams here and after the seminar a recording will be available @OHIOsustainable.

The Sustainable Living Hub focuses on the themes of Grounds, Food, Transportation and Student Life.  Dr. Thompson’s seminar will focus on the Schoonover Green Roof, a new educational and research ecosystem installed this summer on Ohio University’s Center for Communication.

Join the seminar to learn about the current projects that students and faculty have undertaken at Schoonover, what you can learn from this new installation, and how green roofs can advance our sustainability mission.

Dr. Thompson came to Ohio University in 2014 and is an associate professor of instruction in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences. She serves on the Green Roof Infrastructure subcommittee of the Sustainability Executive Committee, the Ohio University Science Fair committee, and represents Ohio University in the Greater Ohio Living Architecture (GOLA) Center’s Steering Committee. Dr. Thompson is the faculty advisor for The Green Initiative and The Plant Club. 

Dr. Thompson initiated and led an interdisciplinary group of faculty, administrators, and students to fund and install the vegetated rooftop on Schoonover Center. Her focus is on supporting and engaging students in creating green spaces on campus, reducing their carbon footprints, and advocating for policies and decisions that will help us achieve our sustainability goals on campus and in the community.  

The third and final Sustainability Series Seminar of the semester will be the Sustainable Administration Hub Seminar, led by Hub Coordinator Dr. Ryan Fogt, on Monday, Nov. 9at 5 p.m. on Microsoft Teams. Attend the seminar to learn about sustainable procurement initiatives at OHIO. Details are available at https://www.ohio.edu/sustainability or on social media @OHIOsustainable.