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Sustainable tea and tea bags

  • Ohio University (OH)

Ohio University's Office of Sustainability partnered with Ohio University's Environmental Affairs Commission on student senate to host a sustainable tea and tea bag event. This event used loose ...


Social and Environmental Justice Concentration, Geography (BA)

  • Ohio University (OH)

Geographers use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life for individuals based on where they live, work, go to school, and ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Social & Environmental Justice Concentration, Geography (MA)

  • Ohio University (OH)

Geographers use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life for individuals based on where they live, work, go to school, and ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Incorporating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Collaborative Sustainability Planning

  • Ohio University (OH)

Ohio University is proud to have an ambitious and community-created Sustainability Plan, and to reside in a community that values sustainability. Both the City of Athens and Athens County have ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Becoming a 'spokes' person for campus sustainability: The smoothie bike & other outreach efforts.

  • Ohio University (OH)

Ohio University, like many universities nationally, has been affected by budget and staffing streamlining. Campus services and departments, like the Office of Sustainability, were profoundly affected. However, presidential strategies and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Back to Basics

  • Ohio University (OH)

Eco-Reps is turning over a new leaf at Ohio University. This year we will focus on being a community-service based sustainability student group. Through community clean-ups, we will be actively ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability Studies Theme

  • Ohio University (OH)

As a curricular theme, Sustainability Studies invites critical exploration of a multitude of complex issues from the local to the global levels, including resource management and sustainable development; climate change ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Environmental and Plant Biology (BS)

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Honors Tutorial College program in Environmental and Plant Biology provides students with an opportunity to study Plant Biology, Environmental Biology or Cell and Molecular Biology at an accelerated rate ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Honors Tutorial College program in Environmental Studies offers students a unique opportunity to explore nature-society relations in a highly interdisciplinary environment, drawing on faculty perspectives from the humanities, fine ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Urban Planning and Sustainability (BS)

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Urban Planning and Sustainability major provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to envision and craft urban environments that embrace the three key components of sustainability—environment, economy ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Is Going Green Worth It? Assessing Fan Engagement and Perceptions of Athletic Department Environmental Efforts

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Seattle University (WA)

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which environmentally themed activities within an intercollegiate sport context impact fan engagement. A total of 557 fans responded to ...


61 kW Rooftop Array: Storage Shed

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Dovetail Solar & Wind (OH)

This project was completed in 2012 and included: the installation of a 61.1 kW photovoltaic array by Dove Tail Solar and Wind on the roof of the storage shed ...

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2016
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Athletics Department Awareness and Action Regarding the Environment: A Study of NCAA Athletics Department Sustainability Practices

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)

The relationship of sport to sustainability management is relatively unknown. Despite the increasing recognition of the growing role of athletics in regard to environmental sustainability, it remains unclear what role ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2016
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Intercollegiate Sport and the Environment: Examining Fan Engagement Based on Athletics Department Sustainability Efforts

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)

The purpose of this study was to examine how environmental education efforts at a sporting event related to environmental behavioral intentions, in the context of a promotional green game, based ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2016
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Ohio University Online Master of Public Administration – Concentration in Environmental & Energy Policy

  • Ohio University (OH)

Unlike other Master's in Public Administration online programs, Ohio University offers a curriculum built for the real challenges of public administration. You won't find us teaching hypotheticals. Instead ...

  • Posted Aug. 12, 2016
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Ohio University's Professional Development Program for the Advancement of Sustainability

  • Ohio University (OH)

Ohio University's Office of Sustainability designed a Professional Development Program to advance the university's sustainability profile, particularly with its built environment. On a monthly basis staff from Architecture ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Ohio University Move-Out Sustainability Project

  • Ohio University (OH)

Each year during student Move Out week, Ohio University's Department of Recycling and Zero Waste partners with the City of Athens, Athens Hocking Recycling Center, local businesses, community non-profit ...


The Role of Pro-Environmental Behavior Change in Sustainability Planning and Programming in Higher Education

  • Ohio University (OH)

Behavior change is a prominent topic among sustainability practitioners in higher education, but what role does pro-environmental behavior change play in sustainability planning and programming at institutions of higher education ...


Connecting Sustainability with Design and Construction: The Project Managers Professional Development Program

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Office of Sustainability at Ohio University realized there was a disconnect between our office and others on campus that play direct roles in the sustainability of the institution. In ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Education: A Pedagogy of Complexity

  • Ohio University (OH)

College graduates entering the work force increasingly are confronted with 'wicked' sustainability issues regardless of profession. In response, models of instruction that transcend disciplinary boundaries are emerging in higher education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Activating Change Agents Across Campus

  • Elon University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Peer education has proven effective at amplifying messages of sustainability issues and practices across a larger breadth of audience than individual staff members can reach on their own. Such programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Launching a Student Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee: Successes and Challenges

  • Ohio University (OH)

In 2014, Ohio University established a new student group, the Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee (SIAC), with the financial backing of The Ohio University Foundation. The mission of SIAC is 'to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Super Decisions Software for Sustainability Decision-Making

  • Ohio University (OH)

Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) encompasses many techniques which utilize objective, numerically-based algorithms to choose between alternatives. The complexity of the multiple sustainability criteria of the people, planet, profit triple ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transparency and Efficiency in Sustainability Implementation

  • Ohio University (OH)

Since your institution has adopted a sustainability and/or climate action plan, have you felt you spend more time on data collection and reporting than on actual implementation and outreach ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bridging the Gaps Between Student Affairs and Sustainability Professionals

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Ohio University (OH)

Many sustainability professionals are asked to expertly navigate student engagement despite a lack of formal training in student affairs. Management of such efforts can become frustrating; leading to poorly attended ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaching Ecological Citizenship within the Sustainability Curriculum

  • Ohio University (OH)

Implicit in the discourse on sustainability is the need for ecological citizenship. Universities engaged in broad sustainability initiatives are well positioned to foster ecological citizenship norms through example and experiential ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Place-Based Sustainability Literacy: Using the Kanawha Model to Advance a University-wide Dialogue

  • Ohio University (OH)

As universities implement comprehensive sustainability plans and work to build institutional cultures of sustainability a major challenge is developing a collective understanding of sustainability throughout the university community. Sustainability literacy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Community Partnerships for Sustainable Materials Management

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • University of Oregon (OR)

Can campuses help our neediest neighbors and reduce greenhouse gas at the same time? Yes we can. This session will offer several examples of how schools partner with other non-profit ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Working with Athletics

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

This session will explore concrete ideas for how a campus' sustainability officer can work with the Athletics Department, how Athletics often leads the way in innovation, and how to use ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Carbon Offsets in a Local Setting: Final Results from the Green House Project

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Green House Project was a split-incentive and education program which targeted both student renters and their landlords (hence the "split") in the Athens OH area in order to improve ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Why Ohio U Won't Cede or Sell Its Renewable Energy Credits

  • Ohio University (OH)

Increasingly, colleges and universities are being approached by third party developers to install alternative energy systems on campus with little to no upfront capital investment. The catch? As part of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Why Your Campus Needs an Office of Sustainability

  • Ohio University (OH)

Sonia Marcus, sustainability coordinator at Ohio University, will discuss the benefits of creating a dedicated office of Sustainability to address green campus goals. In this presentation, you will learn why ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Kanawha Project: Environmental Issues Across the Undergraduate Curriculum

  • Ohio University (OH)

The overall goal of the Kanawha Project is to enhance the undergraduate curriculum by integrating environmental issues across disciplines. During the 2008-7 academic year the following activities took place on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Ohio University (OH)

This certificate program offers non-Environmental Studies majors the necessary multidisciplinary skills and global awareness needed to understand the broader impacts of personal consumer choices on the environment. The certificate will ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Studies

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Master of Science in environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program of graduate coursework and research. Created in 1970, the program meets the needs of students looking for a broader ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Certificate supplements the coursework for an existing major with an interdisciplinary study of the biophysical environment and the complex interactions between humans, other organisms, and the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Lighting efficiency feasibility study of three Ohio university buildings

  • Ohio University (OH)

This thesis aims to evaluate the lighting efficiency of three Ohio University campus buildings. The primary research question is: What are the short- versus long-term costs and benefits to Ohio ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Transitioning from Sustainability Planning to Meaningful Implementation

  • Ohio University (OH)

With the formal adoption of the Sustainability Plan occurring in Summer 2011 and the Climate Action Plan in Winter 2012, Ohio University is in its first year of transitioning from ...


41 kW Rooftop Array: In-Vessel Composting Facility

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Dovetail Solar & Wind (OH)

Ohio University is home to the largest in-vessel compost system at any college or university in the nation. There is currently 41.1 kW of photovoltaic panels at the Compost ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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4 kW Rooftop Array: Innovation Center

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Third Sun Solar (OH)

The first solar system installed at Ohio University was incorporated into the roof at the Innovation Center on West State Street, which opened in July 2003. The 4-kilowatt system makes ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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3 kW Rooftop Arrays: West Green Chilled Water Plant and Chubb Hall

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Third Sun Solar (OH)

The University commissioned a 2.4-kilowatt PV system at the West Green District Chilled Water Plant. The system consists of an awning-mounted array of 48 50-watt PV panels donated by ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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2 kW Ground Mount Array: Ecohouse

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Dovetail Solar & Wind (OH)

The solar array at the OHIO Ecohouse was installed by Dovetail Solar & Wind and is a 2.4 kilo-watt system. It is a grid-tied photovoltaic array; which means that ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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