The effort to restore a nearly 100-year-old building and bring it into the modern age requires a lot of care and more than a little respect for history. Work is underway to do just that at Pomerene Hall on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.
The construction at Pomerene and neighboring Oxley Hall is part of the Mirror Lake District renovation project. The goal is to take part of campus history and restore it rather than start over.
“We’re taking a building from the 1920s and we’re updating it for a modern mission,” said Ruth Miller,...
In November 2015, Ohio State announced university-wide sustainability goals to guide development of durable solutions to the challenges of sustainability. As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the goals, students, faculty and staff – as well as the Central Ohio community – are seeing the payoff. Efforts over the past 12 months have resulted in a wide-range of progress toward developing global citizens with knowledge of sustainability issues; creating discoveries to enhance sustainability research; conserving energy; reducing waste; protecting the environment; and obtaining food from local and sustainable sources.
While the teams battle it out on the field during the Ohio State/Michigan football game, Ohio State fans will be working toward another championship in the stands: Zero Waste Champions.
Zero waste refers to diverting 90 percent or more of disposed materials away from the landfill by recycling, repurposing and composting. For four years in a row, Ohio State has ranked first in the Big Ten Conference, setting a new standard for collegiate stadium recycling.
Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to continuously achieve zero waste status. Ohio State began its zero waste effort during...
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A lecture about physics is underway at Browning Amphitheater as a class tests water samples along a wetland barrier. Students take notes on iPads of new trees and plant growth in the shadow of Oxley Hall. It’s not the Mirror Lake District of today, but it might be the one of tomorrow.
This week, students, staff and faculty discussed how this historic area could serve as a classroom and laboratory of the future. Two workshops at The Ohio State University Faculty Club focused on how the new Mirror Lake area could be used for academic purposes.
On Saturday, October 22, approximately 30 student volunteers representing four different student organizations joined EHS and FOD staff to clean and maintain the rain gardens behind Jennings Hall. The gardens were weeded, perennials were trimmed, trees were pruned, and shrubs and a small Ohio Buckeye tree were transplanted.
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 .