Student Energy and Environment News

March 2, 2017

Sustainability News and Updates


Hello, students! Here’s your biweekly update about energy, environment and sustainability at Ohio State. Looking for something to do this weekend? Volunteer at the #ZeroWaste event that will take place during the Women’s Synchronized Swimming North Regional Championship this Saturday, March 4. Students should contact Graham Oberly if interested.

Recyclemania Still Going Strong

Ohio State is participating in Recyclemania, a recycling competition among hundreds of universities. While our Residence Hall Recyclemania is ending, we will continue to compete through March to score the highest recycling rate in the country. This competition is about more than winning however; it is to motivate you to be Green Buckeyes and give back to our earth. Recycling diverts items from landfills, saves energy in producing goods, and keeps litter out of ecosystems. Help us keep up Ohio State’s recycling momentum! Check out and Questions? Contact Carlos Lugo,

Fisher Seeks Applicants for Leadership Research Grant
The Fisher Leadership Initiative at Fisher College of Business has announced a research grant program for the study of leadership. The initiative will award $75,000 in grants for research completed by the end of the 2017- 2018 academic year. Proposals from outside Fisher are encouraged, as are proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries. Applications are due April 3.

Earn a Fisher MBA on the Weekend
Fisher College of Business is excited to launch a Weekend Option as part of its MBA for Working Professionals Program, ranked the No. 8 part-time program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. For those interested in enhancing their careers with a Fisher MBA, the Weekend Option provides the ability to take courses on weekends or during Fisher’s existing weeknight program. Apply now for Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Join the mailing list for more details.

Interested in Volunteering? Join Spring CleanUp at Jennings Hall Rain Garden
The Jennings Hall Rain Garden is seeking students interested in service, sustainability and the environment to volunteer for a spring cleanup event at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1. Students will help remove trash, weed, and mulch and maintain the garden boxes. Pizza will be provided for all volunteers. Students and organizations interested in participating should contact Kent Halloran by Friday, Mar. 17.

Off-campus Students: Get Free LED Lightbulbs
Light Up with LED is a student-led project to promote energy-efficient practices among off-campus Ohio State students. LED bulbs use less energy and last more than twice as long as conventional bulbs — so they're better for the environment and save you money. Through this program, you can trade in non-LED bulbs and, in return, receive LED bulbs, a reusable tote bag and information on other ways to conserve energy. Register to trade in up to five non-LED bulbs. Questions? Contact


SENR Spring 2017 Seminar Series, Mar. 9
The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Michael Bradshaw, professor of global energy at the U.K. University of Warwick Warwick Business School, in the Economic Modeling and Forecasting Group and Global Energy Research Network. He will present “Russian Energy Politics in the Age of Globalization: Reflections on the Sakhalin Oil and Gas Projects” at 4 p.m. March 9 in 164 Howlett Hall with a broadcast stream at 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus.

TEDxOhioStateUniversity: Precipice, Mar. 25
Join TEDxOhioStateUniversity for its 6th annual event. This year’s theme, Precipice, will feature speakers and performers who will inspire and challenge our concepts of science, technology, history and life. The TEDx event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 in the Grand Ballroom of the Ohio Union. Attendees must purchase tickets to attend.


Urban Farm Intern – Franklinton Gardens
Franklinton Gardens has three internship opportunities available: Farm Operations, Produce Distribution and Independent Projects.

Full-Time Position - Farm Manager l Urban Farms of Central Ohio

Environmental Research Associate – Battelle l Futurelink ID 25314717

Environmental Health Intern – Lorain County Health Department l Futurelink ID 25317559

Stewardship Intern – Nature Center at Shaker Lakes l Futurelink ID 25317542

College Intern – Ohio Environmental Protection Agency l Futurelink ID 25317248

Environmental Engineer – Optim Environmental Resources Inc l Futurelink ID 25317324