COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University is announcing a restoration of historic Mirror Lake and the surrounding district focusing on safety and sustainability.
In November 2013, the university began exploring ways to make the lake more sustainable. A series of modifications over many decades had resulted in a body of water that was both polluted and leaking, requiring consistent maintenance and creating thousands of gallons of waste water daily.
The restoration announced today will return Mirror Lake to a more natural and sustainable state — closer to its historical form — while emphasizing improved stormwater management, reducing...
Funding is available for sustainability projects that will positively impact any Ohio State campus by advancing current programs, creating campus cultural change and directing sustainable campus policy or project development. Sustainability Fund projects must contribute to sustainability, provide campus impact and be used to seed, catalyze or gap-fill funding on projects. Projects cannot be covered by an existing university operating budget. Details and application forms are found on the President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability website, under “Involvement.” More . Contact .
Prince Albert II of Monaco recently visited Ohio State, both sharing his message of sustainability and exploring Ohio State successes.
Accompanying his campus tour was FOD's Associate Vice President Lynn Readey and Sustainability Coordinator Tony Gillund. Of particular interest was Ohio Stadium's award-winning Zero Waste program that diverts more than 90 percent of game-day waste from landfills. Monaco is in the process of upgrading and expanding its Louis II Stadium, and Prince Albert sees Ohio Stadium's Zero Waste successes as an inspiration. More .
Starting Thursday, September 1, 2016, custodians will empty office deskside trash and recycling bins once weekly . Centrally located waste receptacles will continue to be emptied daily , and we encourage everyone to dispose of food waste in the central locations . Service is not changing for classrooms, restrooms, laboratories, conference rooms, breakrooms, kitchenettes or common areas, which will continue to be serviced daily. The weekly schedule applies only to office deskside trash and recycling bins.
Facilities Operations and Development successfully piloted this service model with other school programs, including its own staff, and found it to be a...
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