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.

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July 31, 2019

It’s a chance for qualified staff to take their work skills to the next level with the university's Facilities Maintenance Associate Trainee Program. FOD's Senior Business Operations Analyst Desiree Weber oversees the project.

“The program creates a pipeline of talent from service titles into skilled trades,” Weber said. “We...

May 15, 2019

Ohio State earned the No. 1 ranking in the annual RecycleMania competition for GameDay Basketball diversion rate. The Feb. 26 contest against Iowa at the Jerome Schottenstein Center delivered a 99.4% diversion rate. Waste was collected during the game, diverted from the landfill and weighed helping Ohio State move...

May 9, 2019

Ohio State aims to reduce potable water consumption by 5 percent, per person, every five years as part of its university-wide sustainability goals . Read more about how Facilities Operations and Development and the College of Pharmacy have teamed up to conserve water by changing lab equipment for annual...

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