April is Earth Month 2009. As part of the campus' observation, Outlook will post a weekly tip from the Office of Sustainability to help the community take steps to help the environment.
Consider holding a 'zero waste' event, the byproducts of which can all be reused or composted.
The university's catering office, based in Baker University Center, has experience helping individuals to plan zero waste meetings, conference breaks and other events. For tips on hosting your own zero waste events, visit the Office of Sustainability's Zero Waste link.
-- Elizabeth Clodfelter
On Wednesday, be sure to check Outlook to see Associate Professor of Journalism Bernhard Debatin and Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus discuss the legitimacy of clean coal. "Clean coal: The real deal or a whitewash?" is the fourth in a five-part Earth Month series, during which faculty and staff at Ohio University will tackle controversial issues within the environmental movement.