Sustainability

Sustainability

Ohio State’s sustainability efforts are expansive and diverse. Sustainability means creating a campus that is timeless, maintainable and flexible; incorporating responsible use of fiscal, environmental and human resources; and having minimal environmental impact.

University Sustainability Efforts   |   University Sustainability Goals



RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

 

Ohio State is a recognized leader in development durable solutions to the pressing challenges of sustainability and in evolving a culture of sustainability through collaborative teaching, pioneering research, comprehensive outreach, and innovative practices and policies. 

 

FOD’s Energy Service and Sustainability is committed to supporting and implementing the multiple resources stewardship goals below.

More Sustainability Goals

 

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ACHIEVE CARBON
NEUTRALITY

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REDUCE FLEET CARBON FOOTPRINT

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INCREASE BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

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INCREASE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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REDUCE POTABLE WATER CONSUMPTION

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ACHIEVE ZERO WASTE

 



RESOURCES 

Below are additional resources to learn more about sustainability programs and initiatives at Ohio State.

 Green Buckeye Certification OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE Sustainability InstituteWEXNER MEDICAL CENTER


 


 

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Sustainability News and Updates

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May 10, 2021

This year, the Wexner Medical Center Green Team provided multiple opportunities for faculty, staff and students to participate in Earth Day activities.

To celebrate, faculty and staff brought items to the Ackerman Shelter House that normally might have gone to the landfill to be recycled, repurposed or disposed of...

April 29, 2021

As part of Ohio State’s Earth Day 2021 activities, the Sustainability Institute recently hosted a virtual presentation to discuss the Rapid 5 project, a partnership among the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus) , Metro Parks, MORPC, Franklin County and others. Erin Prosser, Ohio State’s director...

April 20, 2021

Aparna Dial approaches sustainability with a view through three lenses: She immigrated to the United States from India. She’s a woman in a male-dominated field. And she’s been an eyewitness to the ways environmental impacts do not affect everyone equally.

That perspective leads her to propel discussion...