Ohio State recognizes its responsibility to educate and empower the current and future generations of professionals, leaders, and global citizens, and, through its own practices and policies, makes visible its commitment to sustainability. Ohio State is itself an example of sustainability-related policy and practice implementation throughout campus.
The university’s Energy Services and Sustainability Office oversees Ohio State’s commitment to improving utility efficiency—including electric, natural gas, and water—in campus buildings, and managing waste recycling, composting, and disposal.
Other university-wide sustainability efforts include improving efficiency of transportation and parking services; purchasing eco-friendly products; and increasing water conservation efforts. Underscoring Ohio State’s participation in the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment to achieving carbon dioxide emissions equivalent neutrality, the university’s President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability serves as the strategic advisory committee for campus sustainability issues.
In addition, Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to accomplish Zero Waste, which refers to diverting 90% of materials from the landfill by recycling and composting.