Sustainable Administration Hub
The Sustainable Administration Hub is led by Dr. Ryan L. Fogt , Associate Professor of Geography and Meteorology within the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Fogt came to Ohio University in 2009 after serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the National Research Council at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. His current research focuses on climate variability and change, particularly in Antarctica, where he has conducted field work on multiple occasions.
In addition to teaching, Fogt serves as Director of OHIO's Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis, which issues Athens forecasts on their website and phone hotline and keeps the community informed of upcoming weather concerns through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The Sustainable Administration Hub will focus its attention on the sustainability themes of climate, procurement, investments, and human resources. Fogt has already outlined an initiative called "Climate and Sustainability Ambassadors" that will train student leaders to advance the reach, mission, and objectives of the Office of Sustainability, while involving additional faculty and staff who teach sustainability-related courses, conduct sustainability research, or who have a passion for advancing sustainability across campus and more broadly across southeastern Ohio.
Each year during fall semester, Climate and Sustainability Ambassadors anticipate to focus on advancing sustainability and climate literacy and action across OHIO's campuses through targeted outreach and programs. During spring semester, the Ambassadors will shift their focus to the community by extending sustainability and climate literacy into regional primary and secondary schools to provide critical knowledge on climate change and its impact, and share ways in which each of us can help to reduce our carbon footprint.
Click here to apply for the Climate and Sustainability Ambassadors program.