Student Energy and Environment News

April 11, 2017

Sustainability News and Updates


Hello, students! Here’s your latest update about energy, environment and sustainability at Ohio State. Time for Change Week was a huge success, but #EarthMonth still continues!

Help Ohio State Reach Zero Waste

Student volunteers are needed to help with Zero Waste efforts and sorting of materials at the Blackwell Inn and Fawcett Center following the Zero Waste Easter Brunches happening at both facilities. Volunteers will audit the waste by sorting and weighing the material into the correct categories of trash, recycle, and compost. A boxed lunch will be provided to 14 registered participants during the audit from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, April 17. Transportation is not provided, but the CABS Buckeye Village route is available for free to the West Campus location of the audit, and parking is free there. To register or request more information, email Graham Oberly.

Got Old Meds? Bring Them to Medication Disposal Day

Student Life Student Health Services is hosting a DEA-approved Medication Disposal Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Wilce Student Health Center Pharmacy. All students, staff and faculty may bring unused or expired medicines to be disposed of in a safe, legal and environmentally friendly way. The service is free and completely anonymous. Do not remove medication labels before drop-off. Syringes, needles and thermometers will not be accepted. Student Life Student Health Services and Environment Health and Safety are sponsoring this important public health and safety event in collaboration with Generation Rx, a partnership of the College of Pharmacy and Cardinal Health Foundation, as well as the Ohio State Police Division.

Graduate Student to Participate in the Young Scientists Summer Program

Yaoping Wang, a doctoral student in the Environmental Science Graduate Program, has been selected to participate in the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis outside Vienna, Austria. Wang is one of 53 graduate students from 30 different countries who will participate this year. Professor Jeffrey M. Bielicki, Wang’s adviser, participated in the YSSP in 2006.

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.


From Summits to Sustainability: REI's Vikram Sahney, April 12

Attend this Environmental Professionals Network signature event with Vikram Sahney: "From Summits to Sustainability - Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.

Mid-Ohio Food Bank Urban Farm Tour, April 14

Attend this free tour at 3 p.m. Friday, April 14 to see how urban farms operate.

Earth Day Sustainable Give-Away, April 21

The Office of Energy and Environment will be on the Oval beginning at 11:30 a.m. handing out fun items to help you be more sustainable. Don't miss it!

March for Science Columbus, April 22

The March for Science Columbus will take place on Earth Day, beginning at 10 a.m. in downtown Columbus and ending at Columbus Commons.


Urban Farm Intern – Franklinton Gardens

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

Environmental Education Intern – Ohio Nature Education l Futurelink ID 25318715

StudentSummer Associate – Rural Action l Futurelink ID 25319725