For the eleventh year in a row, The Ohio State University is proud to earn a Tree Campus Higher Education recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation. Ohio State has received the distinction each year since it first applied in 2011. Tree Campus Higher Education, formerly known as Tree Campus USA, launched in 2008 and honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
The honor aligns with Ohio State's sustainability goals , including a commitment to increase the ecosystem services that campus lands provide to...
Facilities Operations and Development’s (FOD) sustainability team recently concluded phase one of its Waste Characterization Study, which was made possible by a gift from Advanced Drainage Systems. Last fall, they identified 16 buildings on Ohio State’s campus that generated high volumes of waste in an effort to learn more about what people recycle and dispose of.
“We were able to create waste profiles for different types of buildings on campus,” said Molly Kathleen, FOD’s zero waste coordinator. “From those results, we can generate new programs that don’t exist today.”
The Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building located at The Ohio State University has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), not once but twice.
The AIA awarded Erdy McHenry Architecture, LLC the Merit Award and the Honor+ Sustainability Award. A Merit Award recognizes excellence which deserves recognition while the Honor Award goes to projects that exemplify distinguished achievement in any category – in this case sustainability.
As an extension of the farmland on the site, the building was designed with a green roof and rain garden set above clear glass walls. Back in 2019, Ohio State...
A sustainability leader from Ohio State is weighing in on the climate change phenomenon. The Commonwealth Fund recently invited Aparna Dial, senior director of sustainability and strategic services, to be part of a virtual panel.
The Commonwealth Fund was founded in 1918. The organization’s mission is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color.
Panelists discussed climate change and healthcare delivery with the Board of Directors. Dr. Michael Drake, former president of Ohio State, serves as...
Ohio State recently was recognized for its commitment to environmental stewardship. The university received the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Gold Level award.
“We are really proud of this award as it is a recognition of the university’s leadership and vision and the fact that sustainability is an integral part of our university business practices,” said Aparna Dial, senior director of sustainability and strategic services.
The EPA recognizes businesses, industries, trade associations, professional organizations or local governments for their commitment to environmental excellence.
The group evaluated Ohio State using environmental stewardship criteria like...
Don’t throw your pumpkins in the trash. Compost them! By participating in Facilities Operations and Development’s (FOD) autumn pumpkin/gourd composting program, you not only help reduce your carbon footprint, but also provide a valuable service to the environment by returning the pumpkin’s nutrients to the soil.
As part of the American Heart Association Heart Walk, Ohio State rallied Buckeyes to join Team Ohio State this summer in the fight against this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, heart disease and stroke. 95 teams and 822 walkers participated, raising more than $44,000 toward research to treat and prevent heart disease, heart and strokes and to provide live-saving information to the community. Our partnership with the American Heart Association helps us to improve the health of those we serve.
The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center are considered national role models in the pursuit of...
Leveraging its strong commitment to sustainability goals within its physical environment, Ohio State secured the University System of Ohio’s first green bond designation with the successful issuance of its $600 million Series 2021A bonds.
Proceeds of the bonds will contribute to the financing of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s new 1.9 million-square-foot inpatient hospital . The inpatient hospital’s sustainable design and construction standards will promote energy efficiency, conserve water, improve ecosystem services and divert waste.
Sustainability is at the heart of our healing mission, and we’re proud to share that, as a result of our hard work, the Wexner Medical Center has been awarded the Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.
Despite the unprecedented times during the last year and a half, the medical center successfully reported achievement across 11 different areas of sustainability through the annual Environmental Excellence Awards program . It highlighted our community involvement, investments in resilience and how we address racial equity and health disparities.