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Applications open for Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Coordinator position

Friday, October 9

The Ohio University Sustainability Committee is currently seeking a faculty member to oversee and coordinate collaborative sustainability research, engagement, and curriculum efforts for the Sustainable Infrastructure Hub beginning in January 2021.

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Sustainable Living Hub Seminar Oct 12 at 5pm

Thursday, October 8

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. 

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Economic Benefits of Ohio Utility-scale Solar

Wednesday, October 7

Installing utility-scale solar energy in Ohio could support more than 54,000 construction jobs, generate up to $67.5 million in local tax revenues annually and power over 1.5 million Ohio homes, according to a new study by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

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OHIO receives Tree Campus USA Designation

Thursday, September 17

Ohio University has been designated as a “Tree Campus USA” location by the Arbor Day Foundation for the fourth year in a row. The honor recognizes colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty and staff in conservation efforts.

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Pollution Prevention Week - Get Involved!

Thursday, September 17

For the fourth consecutive year, Ohio University, the Athens Soil and Water Conservation District and the City of Athens are collaborating to celebrate what the Environmental Protection Agency now recognizes as Pollution Prevention Week (September 21-27) with a series of public events.

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University, local community invited to collect red oak acorns on College Green Sept. 19

Thursday, September 17

Students, faculty, staff and the greater Athens community are invited to help collect red oak acorns at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the College Green, following socially distant and mask protocols.

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Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative receives renewal funding from Sugar Bush Foundation

Tuesday, September 8

The Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI) will continue to foster initiatives and activities to contribute to the long term goal of a zero-waste economy during the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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An Ohio Artist and Activist is Turning Acid Mine Pollution Into Paint

Monday, August 24

A collaborative effort between Ohio University artists, researchers and community organizers will turn Sunday Creek’s AMD into paint pigments via an artistically inclined water-treatment facility breaking ground next year.

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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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