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House Bill 251

House Bill 251, introduced in May 2005 and signed by the Governor in January 2007, aims to promote the State of Ohio as a leader in energy efficiency and reduce on- and off-campus building energy consumption by at least 20% by 2014.

Read House Bill 251

Read Ohio University's Implementation Plan for House Bill 251

American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment


From the Climate Commitment's mission statement:

"The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment is a high-visibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified campus operations, and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. Its mission is to accelerate progress towards climate neutrality and sustainability by empowering the higher education sector to educate students, create solutions, and provide leadership-by-example for the rest of society."

Read American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment

Read the Climate Commitment's Program Overview

Read the Climate Commitment's Implementation Guide

Visit the Climate Commitment's website

Vision Ohio


Objective 19 of Vision Ohio seeks to improve campus facilities and strengthen commitment to sustainability.

Read the Five Year Vision Ohio Implementation Plan

Read Year One Vision Ohio Outcome

Visit Vision Ohio website

Sustainability Plan: Timeline





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