Archive for May, 2014

Hot in Cleveland? CFAES-spurred jobs, sustainability

buckeye smart flierCFAES Dean Bruce McPheron headlines the Buckeye Smart: Northeast Ohio Speaker Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 at The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave. His talk, called “Ohio State: Growing Jobs in Northeast Ohio,” will include details on a number of sustainability efforts. Among them: Projects to improve Lake Erie’s water quality, recycle food waste from the Cleveland Browns’ stadium and further support Cleveland’s big, growing urban farm movement. Tickets: $25; table of eight, $200. Details and reservations.

What’s new to try? Will it work on your farm? 30 good ways to find out

OEFFA series schedule imageThe Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association has announced its summerlong Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, and experts from CFAES will play a big part.

Report: ‘Evidence of climate change appears in every region’

satellite imageCFAES scientists Brent Sohngen and Rattan Lal were among the 300 experts who contributed to the recently released U.S. National Climate Assessment. (Photo: NOAA.)

What global warming may do to Great Lakes wildlife

climate change flierOhio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team presents “Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife,” a free public webinar, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29. Speaking will be scientists Benjamin Zuckerberg, head of the University of Wisconsin’s Climate Change Ecology lab, and Ohio State Ph.D. alumna Amy Iler of the University of Maryland and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Details and online sign-up here.

Island time: Gift from green firms to help students study abroad

Andros IslandDestiny Allen and Celina Laframboise, both majoring in CFAES’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) program, will spend a week this summer on Andros Island in the Bahamas. There they’ll study the island’s environment due to the generosity of two Columbus-area green-business owners. Steve Grossman, president and CEO of Creative Green Marketing, and Meg MacLeod of IndustrialBags.com recently won all-expense paid trips to the island. But they decided instead to gift the trips to the EEDS program in the form of two study abroad scholarships for outstanding students. Pictured (from left) are Grossman, Laframboise, MacLeod and Allen. Read the story …

How to get started farming fish

yellow perchCFAES’s Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development has released a free series of how-to videos for new and aspiring fish farmers. (Photo: Yellow perch by USDA-ARS.)

Take me to the river … to see it restored and eat breakfast

Broad_Street_Bridge_Columbus_OhioThe restored Scioto River in downtown Columbus will take center stage — and serve as the backdrop — for June’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program. (Photo: Broad Street Bridge, Columbus, Ohio, by Barry haynes licensed under CC BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)

And I’m Red Buckeye

Want to know the trees on your land? “Hello, My Name is Scarlet Oak.”

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Score two for safety

chainsaw image 3Your ash trees might not be sustainable, no thanks to this. But your health and safety when removing them can be. More …

Video: ‘Weeds Turned into Wheels’

Dandelion video imageThe Weather Channel reports today on a CFAES project turning a Russian dandelion into Ohio-grown rubber. Watch.