Posts Tagged ‘sustainability education’

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 …

Watch: ‘Projects that matter in the real world’

So, CFAES students are doing great things, continue to do great things, in the field of sustainability. The video above shows the intelligence, passion and got-it-togetherness of some of them. Check it out.

CFAES prof wins APLU teaching award

Brian Lower award 2Congratulations to CFAES’s Brian Lower, School of Environment and Natural Resources, on winning the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ 2016 Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Among other things, he teaches the school’s popular Introduction to Environmental Science course, chairs the annual Environmental Science Student Symposium and helped his students create the new Environmental ScienceBites e-book. Pictured from left are Ohio State Provost Bruce McPheron, CFAES Associate Dean Linda Martin, Lower, and APLU’s Susan Sumner and Ian Maw. Read more.

They’ve — you’ve — got a friend

MACD imageThe Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) last week honored Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program and Stone Laboratory with its 2016 Friend of Conservation Award …

Sustainability Innovation Virtual Lab launches first project

Image of solar panelOhio State’s Sustainability Innovation Virtual Lab (SIVL) has launched its first project. The project links a business with a Buckeye student with a goal of solving a real-world sustainability business problem. Read More »

Seeking ‘students with a passion for sustainability and change’

CFAES’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major, says faculty member Sathya Gopalakrishman, teaches “students with a passion for sustainability and change to be drivers or agents of this change in the future.” Want to be one of them? Watch the video above.

Columbus mayor, GreenSpot awards to headline next EPN event

Image of girl holding new green plant_4Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther will present the city’s 2016 GreenSpotLight Awards during an April 12 breakfast program hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network. The awards honor achievements in Columbus’s GreenSpot sustainability program. Also featured at the event will be the projects by nine teams of students in the college’s Assessing Sustainability capstone course. The course is required of students in the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major. The teams developed the projects specifically to support Ohio State’s new sustainability goals. EPN is a professional group coordinated by CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Read the full story.

Got a question? Get the (expert-vetted) (sheets of) facts

Imnage of woman at computerOSU Extension has revamped its free online information resource. The website, which is called Ohioline, lets you read and download hundreds of detail-packed, science-backed, expert-reviewed fact sheets on farming, gardening, food and more, including sustainability. (Try “Gray Water Recycling in Ohio,” for one.) Recent improvements include enhanced search functionality, being responsive to mobile devices, and easier-than-ever printing or saving as PDF files. Browse the virtual shelves starting here. (Photo: joegolby, iStock.)

You rock. Greenly. Let people know it

Photo of happy girl recyclingGot a green biz? Here’s a way to show your “support of a more sustainable society.” Note: Act by Monday. (Photo: Wavebreak Media.)

How to use crowdfunding, more to help green work

Crowdfunding image 2Crowdfunding can benefit green work, and December’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program will show how. Read the story …