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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November 29, 2022

The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center (EAIC), along with the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), will contribute to Ohio State's sustainability goals, according to a recent article by The Lantern .

"It's not just one thing in a building... it's a living, breathing structure," said Kristin Poldemann, associate...

November 7, 2022

It’s dirty, stinky, often disgusting work. But everyone doing it knows how vital it is.

“It’s walking and walking, feet hurtin’, perseverin’, digging into bags of half-eaten food, the worst stuff in the world, but it’s essential we do it,” says Maya Hammond, a ...

November 2, 2022

America Recycles Day (November 15) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It is an opportunity to promote environmental citizenship and take action to increase and improve recycling in America.

Ohio State achieved a record-high landfill...