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One of the greatest challenges of our time lies in our ability to secure reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for future generations. Ohio State is meeting the energy challenge head-on. The Ohio State University is dedicated to advancing education, research, and innovation for energy and the environment, emphasizing how those needs can be met sustainably.  Stay up to date on energy, environment and sustainability news at Ohio State with our Faculty/Staff Newsletter and Student Newsletter.

Energy and Environment News

Ohio State’s all-electric Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 sets new landspeed record

09/21/16 – At an average top speed of 341 miles per hour, the racer shatters its own record on Sept. 19 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Read more.

Scientists triple known types of viruses in world’s oceans

09/21/16 – Researchers report they’ve tripled the known types of viruses living in waters around the globe, and now have a better idea what role they play in nature. The study, led by scientists at The Ohio State University, appears in the journal Nature. Read more.

Ocean Viruses Could Reduce Carbon in Atmosphere

09/21/16 – Calling the ocean "a major buffer against climate change," Ohio State researchers hope the more than 15,000 genetically distinct viruses they cataloged from sea expeditions could interact with microbes and help modulate greenhouse gases and energy. Read more.

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Featured Event

  • October 01, 2016

    October is Campus Sustainability Month

    Join us in celebrating Campus Sustainability Month throughout October! CSM provides a series of opportunities to engage and inspire students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders for sustainability. Check out the events happening in October. Read more.

  • Events

  • September 27, 2016

    ​2016 Annual Research Expo

    Save the date for the 2016 Annual Research Expo, featuring information to support the growth and success of your research program! Read more.

  • September 29, 2016

    Careers in Agricultural Cooperatives: Welch’s Grape Growers Cooperative

    The sustainability challenges faced by cooperatives create significant employment and internship opportunities for students with interests in sustainability and agribusiness.The CFAES Center for Cooperative Business and Community Education and Development will bring cooperative executives to campus. Register now. Read more.

  • September 30, 2016

    enCORE Open House, Sept. 30

    The Office of Energy and Environment will host an open house at enCORE on Friday, September 30 from 3 - 4 p.m. Join us for a quick tour of the student-designed and built net-zero home. Read more.

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