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Sustainability and Climate Action Plans and Reports

Reporting Overview

Ohio University is a signatory to the Second Nature Carbon Commitment, and as such is required to submit a carbon inventory each year.  Ohio University submits a sustainability-related report to the Sustainability Committee, usually in March, and to the President and the Board of Trustees, usually in August, each year. These reports typically cover progress toward carbon neutrality; advancement of goals in the Ohio University Sustainability & Climate Action Plan; the AASHE STARS submissions; and other Ohio University sustainability recognitions.

Older reports

2013: Sustainability Report

2014: Sustainability and Climate Action Report 

2015: 2015 STARS Report- Silver rating

2016: Climate Action Plan report

2017:  Sustainability Plan report

2018: 2018 STARS Report - Silver rating

2019: restructuring and revision of the Sustainability and Climate Action Plans.

2020:  Sustainability Committee Annual Report

2021: 2021 STARS Report - Silver rating; Sustainability Committee Annual Report

Princeton Review Green Colleges Reports

Ohio University has been recognized as a "Green College" every year since 2012, but links are only available through Princeton Review for the current year.  Currently, Ohio University submits information to Princeton Review Green Colleges through the AASHE STARS reporting tool.

Sierra Club Cool Schools Reports - historical

The Sierra Club no longer publishes their "Cool Schools" ranking. Past rankings:

US EPA Green Power Partnership Reports 

Ohio University has been on the Top 30 College & University Green Power Partnership list since 2016, but only the current quarterly list is posted on the US EPA Green Power Partnership website.  Ohio University typically ranks about 20th in the nation.

Additional Documents:

2021 Ohio University Sustainability & Climate Action Plan and Condensed List of Plan Goals

Former versions of plans:

Sustainability Plan, Version One (Summer 2011)

Sustainability Plan, Version Three (December 2012)

Climate Action Plan (2012)