Student Energy and Environment News

February 16, 2017

Sustainability News and Updates


Hello, students! Here’s your biweekly update about energy, environment and sustainability at Ohio State. ICYMI: Ohio StateRecycleMania 2017 kicked off Feb.5. See how you can help Ohio State score big through Apr. 1, and beyond!

Zero Waste at Ohio State
The Ohio State University Men’s Basketball will host a Zero Waste game this Saturday, Feb. 18. Come out and support the team as it battles Nebraska -- and waste! The Zero Waste events help the university meet its sustainability goal of achieving zero waste by 2025 by diverting 90 percent of waste away from landfills.

Become LEED Accredited

LEED Green Associate Training will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Journalism Building, Room 239. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as buildings can be LEED certified, students and professionals can become LEED accredited. The LEED Green Associate credential shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements, and the cost is reduced for students.

Applications Now Accepted for the Leadership Research Grant Program
The Fisher Leadership Initiative at Fisher College of Business has announced a research grant program for the study of leadership. The initiative will award $75,000 in grants for research completed by the end of the 2017- 2018 academic year. Proposals from outside Fisher are encouraged, as are proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries. Applications are due April 3.

Learn about Ohio State's Collegiate Recovery Community
The Collegiate Recovery Community program aims to increase awareness for students seeking help and recovery from alcohol and drug addictions. Students are encouraged to watch and share this video to increase the range of the program’s important message within the Ohio State community. In addition to Wednesday night meetings, the community now meets on Thursday nights. Both are from 5 to 6 p.m. in 1230 Lincoln Tower. Contact for more information.


Spring Semester 2017 Student Environmental Film Series, through Feb. 28
Hosted by the School of Natural Resources and the Office of Energy and Environment, the film series will meet at 7 p.m. for six Tuesday evenings, beginning Jan. 24, in Room 130 of the CBEC Building, 151 W. Woodruff Ave. Attend one or all of the films.

TEDxOhioStateUniversity: Precipice, Mar. 25
Join TEDxOhioStateUniversity for its 6th annual event. This year’s theme, Precipice, will feature speakers and performers who will inspire and challenge our concepts of science, technology, history and life. The TEDx event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 in the Grand Ballroom of the Ohio Union. Attendees must purchase tickets to attend.


Sustainability Programming Assistant – The Ohio State University Buckeye Careers l Futurelink ID 25317082

Urban Farm Intern – Franklinton Gardens
Franklinton Gardens has three internship opportunities available: Farm Operations, Produce Distribution and Independent Projects.

Full-Time Position - Farm Manager l Urban Farms of Central Ohio

Environmental Research Associate – Battelle l Futurelink ID 25314717