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.
The Pac12TeamGreen , which is focused on integrating sustainability into college athletics, will host a new, free virtual event on November 1, 3 and 4, 2021 in their Amplifying Voices for Change series. On Thursday (Nov. 4), Facilities Operations and Development Zero Waste Manager Mary Leciejewski will talk about how Ohio State is integrating reuse initiatives into football game day operations to support the university’s sustainability goals .
Ohio Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the country to continuously achieve zero waste status by diverting 90% or more of materials from the landfill.
With thousands of fans filling the stands to cheer on the Buckeyes every home football Saturday, opportunities for waste diversion are everywhere. During the 2019 football season and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Stadium produced 122 tons of recycling and compost materials, with more than 15 tons of trash sent to landfills. Each game produced an average of 15.5 tons of pre-consumer food scraps and more than one ton of aluminum...
Video of FOD Waste Characterization Study Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) wants to learn more about the waste being produced on Ohio State’s campus. Sustainability leaders are in the process of completing a Waste Characterization Study, in an effort to determine new strategies to reduce the amount of waste generated and increase the campus diversion rate. The waste sort is part of a two-phase study.
The data collected will help identify the capture rate of recyclables, contamination rates, where new waste reduction programs, education, or infrastructure are needed, and classify commonly disposed items that can be replaced with...
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...
Cooling-to-Heating Transition - It's that time of year again, when the university transitions from cooling to heating. Facilities Operations and Development maintenance personnel are beginning to shut down certain cooling systems and perform the proper maintenance to bring heating systems online. This changeover can lead to customer inquiries about buildings being too hot or too cold.
We are working to ensure a seamless changeover. Ventilation systems will not be impacted as we progress through the transition, but weather changes may cause unanticipated fluctuations to interior temperature. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate...
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.
"On the mission of achieving sustainability, hospitals have their sights set on one mammoth target: becoming carbon neutral — achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions.
And while the mission is long, challenging and often fraught with obstacles, hospitals have an obligation to embrace sustainability due to the enormity of their carbon footprint and their core commitment to health and healing, according to leaders in the decarbonization movement."
Help reduce waste and recycle right! We need all Buckeyes to do their part. New items are now being accepted as recyclable on Ohio State’s campus, including plastic tubs and jugs, like yogurt and pudding containers as well as fruit cups. Recyclables should be empty and clean.
Interested in sustainability? Earn up to $10/hr. as a Zero Waste student intern, providing education about Zero Waste during Ohio Stadium events. Develop your leadership skills while training and leading other students working in the Zero Waste program.
Options also are available beyond the 2021 football season. Group participation opportunities also are available in exchange for financial incentives up to $1100/game depending on the size of the group. Learn more about the incentive program .