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Sustainable Living at Ohio University

Sustainable living is possible for all students at Ohio University. Ohio University offers a specialized sustainable living opportunity for three lucky individuals at the OHIO Ecohouse, but all students can take measures into their own hands to improve their sustainable living profile.  Please see the resources below, provided for students, by students.

On-campus sustainable living tips.

Off-campus sustainable living information.

Click on the image below to access a comprehensive guide to sustainable living written by former Environmental & Plant Biology/Environmental Studies student Susan Eiben.  Susan's guide includes information on sustainability-related transportation, food, OHIO groups, local nonprofits, businesses, sustainability-themed courses and resources.

Student Guide to Sustainability at Ohio University

Want to know more about sustainability?

  • Check out the Ohio University Sustainability & Climate Action Plan, which can be found on our Reports page.
  • Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
  • Give us a call at 1-740-593-0460 or shoot us an email at sustainability@ohio.edu

Sustainable Living Floor

Prior to the 2020-21 academic year, a Sustainable Living Floor was located in the South Green residence halls (Luchs, Tanaka, Carr, Sowle).  Approximately 50 students were chosen each year for this specialized living experience.  The resident advisor for the floor and a student employee from the Office of Sustainability would jointly provide educational and experiential sustainability activities for floor residents.  Goals for residents were:

  • Learn more about sustainability
  • Get involved in local sustainability efforts
  • Learn to practice resiliency through gardening, cooking, materials repair and reuse, etc.
  • Engage in sharing meals and discussions with a diverse group of people
  • Be a part of an active community of learners with similar values

Popular activities in past years were Sustainable Gift Giving workshops, DIY Trashion Shows, and Making Tote Bags from T-Shirts.

Residence Life is currently accepting proposals for new specialized living experiences.