Student Energy and Environment News

March 28, 2017

Sustainability News and Updates


Hello, students! We hope everyone is looking forward to Time for Change Week, which starts Monday.

Here’s your latest update about energy, environment and sustainability at Ohio State. ICYMI: See how researchers here at Ohio State are making tires – with eggshells and tomato peels! #greenOSU

Help Ohio State Reach Zero Waste

Student volunteers are needed to help with Zero Waste efforts and sorting of materials on these dates:

  • April 16, the day after the Ohio State Football Spring Game
  • April 17, the day after the Fawcett Center Easter Banquet

Contact Graham Oberly,, for times and details.

Spring into Service Volunteers Wanted
Join Pay It Forward for Spring into Service — a day of service focused on environmental sustainability to kick off Earth Month! Join your fellow Buckeyes in giving back at environmentally focused nonprofits around Columbus from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the U.S. Conference Theater in the Ohio Union. Breakfast and t-shirts will be provided for all attendees. Initial registration is now full, but you can add your name to the standby list here. More information about availability of potential spots will be sent out on Friday, March 31.

Graduate Student to Participate in the Young Scientists Summer Program
Yaoping Wang, a doctoral student in the Environmental Science Graduate Program, has been selected to participate in the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis outside Vienna, Austria. Wang is one of 53 graduate students from 30 different countries who will participate this year. Professor Jeffrey M. Bielicki, Wang’s adviser, participated in the YSSP in 2006.

Fisher Still Seeking Applicants for Leadership Research Grant
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.

Earn a Fisher MBA on the Weekend
Fisher College of Business is excited to launch a Weekend Option as part of its MBA for Working Professionals Program, ranked the No. 8 part time program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. For those interested in enhancing their careers with a Fisher MBA, the Weekend Option provides the ability to take courses on weekends or during Fisher’s existing weeknight program. Apply now for Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Join the mailing list for more details.

Off-campus Students: Get Free LED Lightbulbs
Light Up with LED is a student-led project to promote energy-efficient practices among off-campus Ohio State students. LED bulbs use less energy and last more than twice as long as conventional bulbs — so they're better for the environment and save you money. Through this program, you can trade in non-LED bulbs and, in return, receive LED bulbs, a reusable tote bag and information on other ways to conserve energy. Register for a time to trade in up to five non-LED bulbs. Questions? Contact


It's Time for Change Week at Ohio State, April 3-9

April 3-9 is Time for Change Week at Ohio State. It is a time to learn about and improve our shared environment, with events including the Sustainability Fair 4/3, the Buckeye Blackout concert 4/7, outdoor service activities and more! Students can win cool prizes like ENO hammocks, Kleen Kanteens, North Face Beanies, and Chipotle Gift cards, and most events have free food! Visit and

From Summits to Sustainability: REI's Vikram Sahney, April 12
Plan to attend this Environmental Professionals Network signature event with Vikram Sahney: "From Summits to Sustainability - Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally" at 7 p.m. on April 12.

Mid-Ohio Food Bank Urban Farm Tour, April 14
Starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 14, this free tour is open to everyone and will show how urban farms operate. Carpools will be provided!


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 Health Intern – Lorain County Health Department l Futurelink ID 25317559

Stewardship Intern – Nature Center at Shaker Lakes l Futurelink ID 25317542

Environmental Education Intern – Ohio Nature Education l Futurelink ID 25318715