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Schoonover Green Roof Project completed

Monday, July 6

Schoonover Center is a little greener after the installation of a green roof over the main lobby was completed on July 2. The green roof has added benefits by supporting student learning and engaging the OHIO community in a sustainability mission. 

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Ohio University professor Ryan Fogt, alum Kyle Clem publish paper on record warming of the South Pole

Tuesday, June 30

The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, according to research led by Ohio University professor Ryan Fogt and OHIO alumnus Kyle Clem.

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OHIO students, non-profit look to salvage lithium ion batteries for reuse

Monday, June 22

A local non-profit, with design help from OHIO students, is working on a system for salvaging lithium ion batteries and turning their still-working components into a new battery system.

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Utility lobbying and policy inattention hinder community solar, study finds

Tuesday, June 16

Utility lobbying has blocked community solar expansion, but a recent study by Ohio University policy expert Gilbert Michaud suggests it’s been effective in part because many policymakers don’t understand the concept and its potential benefits

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I-Corps@Ohio Teams Support Innovation, Create Development

Monday, June 15

Two Ohio University I-Corps@Ohio teams, Paint from Pollution and Ohio Construction Composites, are spurring regional economic development in southeastern Ohio through the commercialization of wastewater as paint and coal plastic composite as building materials.

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World Environment Day focuses on biodiversity

Friday, June 5

June 5 is the day to celebrate the Earth with World Environment Day. This year, the day will engage businesses, citizens and governments around the world.

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Complex Emergencies and Climate Change in the Era of COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27

Tips on understanding and covering complex emergencies from Ohio University Professor and Associate Dean, George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Geoff Dabelko, and others.

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2020 Sustainability Award winners announced

Thursday, May 14

Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability recently recognized the 2020 Sustainability Award winners.

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University recognizes 50th anniversary of Earth Day with monthlong celebration

Wednesday, April 29

Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability and Voinovich Zero Waste Initiative hosted a special virtual recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.

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President Nellis plants an Oak for Class of 2020

Wednesday, April 29

Ohio University is honoring 2020 graduates by planting an oak sapling, grown by community members from acorns gathered from the College Green, on each campus.