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.
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.
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Facilities Operations and Development’s Refuse division is reducing litter and carbon emissions, thanks to more efficient trash truck routes. Outdoor trash receptacles were relocated to central locations or moved closer to buildings to streamline collection. In addition, custodial and landscaping crews now assist in tipping trash cans near buildings....
In early 2021, Ohio State pulled off a magic trick making a pair of parking garages disappear. The North and South Cannon Garages were demolished as a precursor to the new Inpatient Hospital construction project, but where the materials went tells the whole story.
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Ohio State is outpacing the Big Ten in one category of the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) competition.
In the Per Capita category, Ohio State finished first in the Big Ten Conference with 15.9 pounds per capita. Per capita is calculated by the amount of waste diverted...