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Sustainability News

Winter Break 2020 Energy Conservation Actions

Friday, December 11

Facilities Management and Safety requests that employees who have been working in campus facilities during fall semester take energy conversation actions before leaving buildings for the furlough period and winter break closure. 

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Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Revision Feedback Requested

Thursday, December 10

Ohio University has launched online public forums to elicit feedback for revisions drafted for its 2021 Sustainability & Climate Action Plan.

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Climate & Sustainability Ambassadors

Wednesday, December 9

Ohio University’s Climate and Sustainability Ambassadors, a program launched in March 2019, aim to improve climate literacy among students on and off campus.

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Fewer students on campus temporarily reduces OU’s environmental impact

Thursday, November 5

Logan Widmor expected his college experience to involve a busy, lively campus. Attending a high school near a college, he remembers the “bustling” streets near the campus.

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Sustainable Administration Hub Seminar: Mon, Nov 6:

Thursday, November 5

Ohio University’s Sustainable Administration Hub Coordinator, Dr. Ryan Fogt, will lead the third and final fall semester Sustainability Hub Seminar on Monday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. 

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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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