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Sustainability News

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.


Environmental Impact of Shutdown

Sunday, April 26

Video clip:  A professor of environmental studies at Ohio University says the natural beauty we are seeing will be short lived once restrictions are lifted.


OU, Athens celebrate 50th Earth Day virtually

Monday, April 20

With the majority of the world isolated at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 50th celebration of Earth Day will look very different compared to past celebrations.

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OHIO to celebrate Earth Day throughout April

Wednesday, April 8

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Building Biodiversity: Acid Mine drainage kills biodiversity in Hocking River

Thursday, March 26

Rust-colored sludge fills the streams of Southeast Ohio as acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines continues to pollute tributaries of the Hocking River, destroying local aquatic habitats.

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Local food connections abound in Athens

Wednesday, March 25

A push for local products has connected local farmers and businesses with the Athens and Ohio University communities in southeastern Ohio.

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Ohio U moving to install green roof atop Schoonover Center

Monday, March 2

Ohio University announced last Thursday that it will install a green roof over the Schoonover Center lobby’s roof this spring, which will primarily be used for environmental sustainability research, according to a press release. 

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