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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April 15, 2022

When we throw food in the landfill, we waste not only food, but also the resources used to produce and transport it. Once in the landfill, food waste decomposes slowly and creates an enormous amount of methane gas that enters the atmosphere and increases global warming. Thanks to a...

April 6, 2022

The Wexner Medical Center is committed to being a responsible steward of resources through efficient operations, innovative research and ideas and to “first, do no harm.”

View the FY21 medical center sustainability accomplishments report , which highlights progress on environmental initiatives and demonstrates how the work...

April 4, 2022

As part of earth month in April and to support Ohio State's wellness strategic plan , FOD's Mary Leciejewski coordianted with sustainability and Your Plan for Health (YP4H) partners at the university to create a Zero Waste Challenge through YP4H .

Faculty and staff are...