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Research is a core component of the Office of Sustainability and the Ohio University Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. Specific goals, benchmarks, strategies, and data can be found on the research site.

Research infographic. Click the graphic for a screen-reader friendly webpage

Many faculty and staff members at Ohio University conduct research on sustainability-focused or related topics. The Office of Sustainability collects information on such research and reports it to the Board of Trustees in the Sustainability Report and STARS submissions.

Ohio University's Office of Sustainability works to track various research-related information. If you are affiliated with the University and conduct or participate in research not listed in the documents below, please report your research by emailing us at

Research Inventories:

In adition to faculty-led research, a large number of students on campus engage in sustainability-focused research. In 2017, the Office of Sustainability began sponsoring a series of awards for exemplary sustainabililty research presented at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.


Self-Reporting of Sustainability Research Survey

Benchmark 35 of the Sustainability Plan requires that the university track and report sustainability-related research initiatives of current Ohio University faculty and researchers. If you are conducting research relating to sustainability, please fill the form out below and we will include you in our inventory. You may email questions to

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