Sustainability... On Campus

‘The day I discovered my passion for plants’

Secrest Arboretum’s Plant Discovery Day is Saturday. For Jeff Gallimore of Ohio State ATI, CFAES’s two-year degree-granting unit in Wooster, the event is true to its name (scroll down).

Earth Day service along river, in wetland

Props to the 60-plus volunteers who helped clean up the Olentangy River and CFAES’s Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park as a day of service on Earth Day, April 22. Read more and see photos on the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ website. The school manages the wetland. (Photo: Ris Twigg via SENR.)

‘An environmental leader on and off campus’

Tal Shutkin of Shaker Heights, Ohio, pictured, a sophomore in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, has been named a 2017 Udall Scholar.

Top 5 moments from EPN’s events: ‘None pooped on stage, either’

Five years ago, David Hanselmann helped launch the Environmental Professionals Network, a statewide professional group based in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Since then, EPN has grown to have nearly 2,000 members. It’s held 55 public monthly Breakfast Club programs, which typically draw more than 125 people, and five signature events, whose top attendance has been 1,400.

Hanselmann, who coordinates EPN as a lecturer in SENR, shares his top five moments from those events …

April 19: ‘Citizen Sense’ leader will speak

Jennifer Gabrys, reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and principal investigator on the European Research Council’s “Citizen Sense” project, will present “Citizen Sense: Monitoring and Contesting Environments of Extraction” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 19 in Room 311 Denney Hall on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. She’ll also give a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 20 in the Research Commons classroom on campus. Details. Ohio State’s Environmental Humanities program is the sponsor.

Lal, honored by Elsevier, is a ‘rock star in the science community’

Rattan Lal — director of CFAES’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources — was honored with the Elsevier Atlas award on March 31 for his journal article “Food Security in a Changing Climate,” which was published in the journal Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology in April 2013. Read More »

Media advisory: OARDC Research Conference is April 20

Media members are invited to attend OARDC’s 2017 Research Conference on April 20 at Ohio State.

Three featured speakers will address a theme of “Biological Resistance: Opportunities and Challenges for Agriculture and Society.”

OARDC is CFAES’s research arm.

Environmental Science Student Symposium is Wednesday

Nearly 1,000 students at The Ohio State University have prepared scientific posters about Earth’s biggest challenges for the university’s 2017 Environmental Science Student Symposium.

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Thursday’s ‘Time for Change’ events

On Thursday, as part of Ohio State’s Time for Change Week: The single-use plastic bottle exchange — trade 10 for a free reusable one — continues from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ohio Union. Turning Green co-founder and former candidate for Congress (at age 25) Erin Schrode speaks on the importance of civic activism from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wexner Center for the Arts. An environmental poetry session goes from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Kafe Kerouac coffeehouse and bar on North High Street adjacent to campus.

‘It’s an honor’: CFAES welcomes Cathann Kress

Ohio State welcomes Cathann Arceneaux Kress, currently vice president for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University, as its new vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, effective May 1.

“It’s an honor to join the incredible community of faculty, staff and volunteers dedicated to all of CFAES’s missions in education, research, outreach and service,” she said in a press release. “I’m excited by the opportunities and multiple ways we can enhance the capacities and impacts of CFAES.”

Farm and Dairy, Ohio’s Country Journal, Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern and Des Moines, Iowa’s WHO-TV, among others, covered the announcement.