Hunter Anderson, research ecologist with the U.S. Air Force, presents “The Air Force Environmental Restoration Program: A Programmatic Overview and Presentation of the Technical Challenges to Achieving Site Closeout” from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in 103 Kottman Hall on Ohio State’s Columbus campus and by video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus of OARDC, CFAES’s research arm. Free. Part of the autumn seminar series of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo by Phillip Capper, Wellington, New Zealand, via Wikimedia Commons.)
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CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, will host Ohio State’s 2013 Renewable Energy Workshop on Nov. 19. Morning talks and afternoon tours will focus on wind, solar, biomass and biogas, and how you, your city, your college or your company can put them to good use. Download the brochure and registration form here (pdf).
New York University’s Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology, public policy, and media, culture and communications, presents “Adaptation: Climate Change and the Future of Cities” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Room 165 of the Thompson Library on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. His most recent book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, was published in 2012. He is also the author of the award-winning books Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago and Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media. Free. Part of the Public Humanities Lecture Series of Ohio State’s Humanities Institute. Details: 614-247-6763.
John Funk of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the first day of Cleveland’s Sustainability Summit.
CFAES’s Agroecosystems Management Program holds the 7th annual Stinner Summit this Friday, Oct. 4, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula. The event, says its website, “is a highly engaging and participatory event where attendees from all backgrounds work together to develop projects that will address healthy agroecosystems and sustainable communities. At the end of the day, the Ben Stinner Endowment pledges $15,000 in support of one or more projects.” Registration, unfortunately, is now closed; email AMP’s Ben Kerrick if you have any questions.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission hosts the Summit on Sustainability and the Environment on Oct. 8 in Columbus. The program includes sessions on the Weinland Park food district (“Sustainable Food and Sustainable Economy”) (CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is a partner on the project) and on building a resilient, energy-efficient economy (the moderator is Jeff Sharp, interim director of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources). Registration is $85 plus a $5.24 fee.
The Renewable Energy Program at ATI, the associate degree-granting unit within CFAES in Wooster, is one of 200 possible stops on the 11th annual Green Energy Ohio Tour, which goes from Oct. 3-6 in 37 counties across Ohio. Featured will be clean energy and green design at homes, schools, parks, businesses and more. You can search the stops and build your own tour here. Get details on the ATI stop here. Also on the tour in Wooster is the home of CFAES scientist Fred Michel. Admission at all of the tour stops is free.
The 2013 Sustainable Cleveland Summit goes from Oct. 3-4 in Cleveland Public Auditorium. John Montgomery, author of Great from the Start: How Conscious Corporations Attract Success, and Chuck Kutscher of the National Renewable Energy Lab will be the keynote speakers. Details and ticket sales here. (Photo: Cleveland skyline by Avogadro94 via Wikimedia Commons.)
CFAES’s Kerry Ard, an assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, presents “Changes in Exposure to Industrial Air Pollution Across the U.S. from 1995-2004: The Role of Race, Income and Segregation” from 4-5:30 p.m. today on Ohio State’s Columbus campus (with a video link to OARDC’s Wooster campus) as part of the school’s autumn seminar series. Details.
CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron sees the glass as half full. But he’s also concerned about the quality of the water in that glass. Speaking at Ohio State’s annual Farm Science Review agricultural show last week in London, Ohio, McPheron (pictured, right, at the event) said water quality research will be one of the priorities of the college he began leading just last year. “Water is really a global issue,” he said. “It’s part of the conversation everywhere in the world.” Read the story. (Photo: K.D. Chamberlain.)