Ohio State Announces Sustainability Goals

The Ohio State University has announced the development of a set of Sustainability Goals to lead the university into the future. During 2015, the university developed strategic sustainability goals to support Ohio State's core focus areas.

In March, Provost Joseph E. Steinmetz charged the President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability to develop strategic sustainability goals to move Ohio State towards becoming a global model of sustainable operations and practices.

Between March and August, work groups made up of PPCS members as well as a diverse group of faculty, students and staff members, and with university community input, worked together to develop a set of proposed sustainability goals for the university’s core focus areas of teaching and learning, research and innovation, outreach and engagement, and resource stewardship.

The proposed Sustainability Goals were submitted to Provost Steinmetz in September, and were presented to various leadership and academic committees across campus in October. In November, the goals were accepted by the Provost, establishing a concrete set of goals that the university will use going forward as it develops strategies to meet a shared vision of developing durable solutions to global sustainability challenges.

A pdf of the Ohio State Sustainability Goals can be downloaded here.