Check out this new climate change website

climate website for GBYou’ve read about the “Global Change, Local Impact” webinar series by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team (most recently here and here). Now you can access recordings of all the webinars, together with helpful support information, all on a single website. Check it out.

Picking pecks of pest-free peppers

picture of peppers in greenhouse for GB2Biological control, biological pesticides and preventive cultural practices — all of them contributors to sustainable pest control — will be among the topics at CFAES’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop. The event, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, is Jan. 22-23 at OARDC, CFAES’s research arm, in Wooster. Discount registration through Jan. 9 (save $25). (Photo: Red bell peppers, iStock.)

Climate course breaks big on iTunes U

iTunes climate courseOhio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team has released its “Global Change, Local Impact” webinar series as an iTunes U course called “Climate Impacts in the Great Lakes.” In the first two weeks after its launch, the new course was featured by Apple, hit No. 1 on the list of iTunes U Top Courses, was visited 23,000 times and gained 2,500 subscribers. Included are 40-plus presentations on climate research, adaptation and education. Check it out. CFAES scientists are among the team’s members.

New partnerships for, and the benefits of, getting more people outside

picture of people kayakingOhio has great potential for outdoor recreation and the good that can come from it. So says CFAES’s David Hanselmann, coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network. On Dec. 9, the network will host a program on tapping and growing that potential, and you’re invited to attend. Read more. (Photo: iStock.)

Create the future? ‘Only with your help’

CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron and students thank the college’s many donors in a new YouTube video. Look for Miranda McClendon, a senior in CFAES’s relatively new and definitely growing Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major, starting at 0:52. “Our job is to create the future,” Dean McPheron says in the video. “We can only do that with your help.”

A good story for Thanksgiving

A new farmer has joined the profession. And he comes from a far different, but usually similarly green-colored, field: the gridiron. Center Jason Brown recently left the NFL to (1) start a 1,000-acre farm in North Carolina without having any farming experience going into it, and (2) use the farm to grow food to feed the hungry. Details on his story in, among others, People, Business Insider, the Boston Globe and the Sporting News. Also on CBS News, above.

Goal (75,000 meals): Met

Stop Hunger Now eventOrganizers say CFAES’s Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event, held yesterday (Nov. 24) and attended by 300 students, staff and faculty, was a big success. Check out a slideshow.

And don’t forget three kinds of cheese

picture of fresh kale 3 for GBIt’s got kale, it’s got bacon and it’s fabulous.

Because Ohio State-Michigan week

Smell for GBWe reprise last year’s feature on such matters as the anal scent glands of the Wwolverine …

Scarlet, gray and some really fresh greens

OSU Corporate Executive Chef Lesa Holford Food Science student Courtney George Elaine Grassbaugh HCS CFAES greenhouseOhio State’s Student Life Dining Services department and CFAES have teamed up to grow some of the produce served to students in the campus’s dining halls and cafés. Read the story. (Photo: Dining Services Corporate Executive Chef Lesa Holford and CFAES student Courtney George by K.D. Chamberlain, CFAES Communications.)