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Tour and Presentation Request Form


Ohio University's Office of Sustainability offers classroom presentations, staff meeting presentations, tours of the OHIO Ecohouse, and tours of the Compost Facility at no cost. We also have a Sustainability Walking Map so you can facilitate your own tour of the sustainable features of campus should you be unable or uninterested in scheduling a tour or presentation.  Please note: the online map is currently undergoing edits and is, therefore, only to be considered a draft.  

We may decline Tour Requests in the summer-time (May-August) and during academic closures (December-January, spring break, etc.) due to limited staffing. 


Ecohouse Tour:


Many classes and organizations choose to tour the Ecohouse (8133 Dairy Lane) each year. Tours feature the exterior features of the house such as the solar electric, solar thermal, and community garden. They also discuss, through photos of the interior of the house, sustainable living habits. For the safety of our residents, we only offer interior tours to select groups upon request. Otherwise, the interior of the house may be viewed during occasional Open House events sponsored by the residents.

Compost Facility Tour:

Compost Facility

Tours hosted at the Compost Facility (located on Dairy Lane, 0.2 miles southwest of the Dairy Barn) discuss the composting process at Ohio University, examine alternative energy options at the site, and explore waste reduction efforts that we can all adopt into our lives. 

Classroom Presentation:

During our classroom presentations, students will learn about sustainability at Ohio University. Students will explore how sustainability can be applied to their own lives and disciplines. Time permitting, the presentation will conclude with a Call to Sustain pledge in which the class will be asked to make a commitment to lessen their impact. Presentations generally last 30 minutes, but can be tailored to a class’ unique needs.

Call to Sustain:

Call to Sustain

The Call to Sustain campaign is a peer-education effort aimed at informing students, faculty, staff, and community members about sustainability and encouraging them make a pledge to lessen their impact on the Earth.
For students: Call to Sustain can be requested as a component of a classroom presentation or our student peer educations can attend other events, meetings, etc. with our giant globes and pledge sign.
For Faculty/Staff: Call to Sustain can be requested as a guest presentation at staff meetings across campus.  In such situations, the presenter will be a University employee and will be able to discuss workplace sustainability as a peer education program.
 More information about this program can be viewed on the 
Call to Sustain page.


STEP Presentation:

Any administrative or academic unit interested in learning more about the Sustainability Tracking & Evaluation Program (STEP) is encouraged to invite a member of our team to give a presentation durring an upcoming staff meeting.  At that meeting, we will provide information about the program, offer suggestions as to how to tackle its contents and answer any questions from your team. This presentation will take approximately 20 minutes, depending on quantity of questions  (longer if your team wants a full sustainability presentation).


Before scheduling a tour, please review the following:

  • Tours and presentations must be requested at least two weeks in advance
  • Tours and presentations require a minimum of 6 people.
  • Tours and presentations are available Mondays – Fridays from 9 am – 4 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters Out of respect to our Ecohouse residents and tour guides, tours are not scheduled during finals week. 
  • Please note that, in order to keep tours and presentations free of charge, all of our guides are volunteers/interns of the Office of Sustainability.These individuals are not experts and, therefore, may not be able to answer all questions on-site. Any questions not answered during the tour will be answered via email upon request.
  • Please allow 30-45 minutes for each tour or presentation.
  • Office of Sustainability is not responsible for your group's transportation to/from the tour site. Once your tour is scheduled, your guide will meet you on-site at the time scheduled. Please plan your travel accordingly.
  • Tours/Presentations are scheduled by part-time student employees.  Please be patient in our reply to your request. 
  • Since Guides/Presenters are student employees, tours and presentations are not typically scheduled during academic closures. 
  • Request of a tour does not guarantee that we have guides available.  If a guide cannot be found, you will receive an email requesting you to select an alternate date/time.  Confirmations will come in the form of an email noting time, date and the name of your guide/presenter. 


Request a Tour or Presentation:

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