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Sustainability News

From Acid Mine Drainage to Paint

Wednesday, January 15

In the rolling Appalachian foothills of Ohio, Sunday Creek runs bright with shades of red and orange. The 27-mile-long tributary flows through the ruins of abandoned coal mines, which sprawl beneath the southeast part of the state like a labyrinth. The companies that dug the century-old mines are long gone. But residents in this rural region still live with the mess that’s left behind.

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Ohio University's Ellis Hall awarded LEED Gold certification

Monday, December 16

Ellis Hall has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for a complete renovation of the 115-year-old building. 

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Winter Break Energy Savings Tips

Monday, December 16

The Winter Break and Winter Break Closure provides an excellent opportunity for OHIO to save energy, reduce environmental impacts and minimize costs. Find out how you can help.

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Campus Eco Challenge spurs sustainability solutions

Tuesday, December 10

The 4th annual Eco Challenge partnered students across colleges and academic disciplines to create sustainability solutions for Ohio University’s campus.

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Ohio University rallies support for the local food industry

Monday, December 9

Ohio University’s (OU) campus communities are collaborating on multiple efforts to promote the local food economy and deliver positive environmental impact through local food purchasing at the institution.

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University comes together to strive for local food purchasing

Sunday, November 24

Ohio University students, senates and other groups are all collaborating to advance the university’s efforts to provide students with locally-sourced food.

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Sustainability Hubs challenges students to think green, make a difference

Wednesday, November 20

Sustainability Hubs hold a wide variety of initiatives to challenge students to focus on being renewable.

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Athens solar energy investment continues to shine

Wednesday, November 20

The city of Athens is continuing to invest in solar as an energy alternative to lower costs and reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

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Student group spreads environmental awareness

Tuesday, November 19

Reducing, reusing and recycling aren’t the only ways to be sustainable. In fact, education and information play major roles in combating climate change. 

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Schoonover green roof to provide educational opportunities, sustainability

Tuesday, November 19

Students may soon have the opportunity to grow plants on top of Schoonover Center, once construction of the green roof is completed.

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