November 2015

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

Sustainability in action

When you think Ohio State, do you think sustainability?

You should.

The university meets more than 20 percent of its Columbus campus electricity needs with wind power. Utilizing the Zero Waste program at Ohio Stadium, Buckeyes diverted 95.2 percent of football game-day materials from the landfill during the 2014 season. There is an incredible array of groundbreaking environment-related research: studying wetlands on campus, examining ice cores from around the globe and creating the world’s first solar battery.

And the list doesn’t end there. From student organizations devoted to environmental stewardship to a university-wide effort to examine Ohio State’s energy needs, the institution is doing what it can to advance sustainability in all aspects of its operations as well as through education, research and outreach.


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Going the distance

Brittany Moore

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Lowther helping enable student success

Gerald Lowther

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High Points

Global destination for innovation. Ohio State is one of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, a ranking by Reuters identifying which institutions contribute the most to science and technology, and have the greatest impact on the global economy. A focus on excellence — in research, innovation and more — is part of President Michael V. Drake’s 2020 Vision.

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Wedding Bliss or Blitz?
Ohio State fan Molly Fore made sure the university was a big part of her wedding day. She wrote, “We had the Ohio State vs. Rutgers game playing on the big screen, our DJ played ‘Hang on Sloopy’ 10 minutes before kickoff and, as you can see, the groom and groomsmen got creative with the sparklers.”

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