Sustainability Institute at Ohio State


The Sustainability Institute collaborates with academic and operations units across the university to advance sustainability and resilience scholarship and activities. We aim to establish Ohio State as a leader in sustainability research and applications; educate and empower students; accelerate campus sustainability and living lab opportunities; grow resources to support these efforts; and catalyze a culture of sustainability.

Sustainability at Ohio State

Ohio State is a comprehensive land-grant research university with more than 600 faculty and research scientists in sustainability education and research; thousands of passionate students who take advantage of 900 courses that support sustainability learning; an enduring mission to serve our local and global communities; and a strong commitment to sustainability in its campus operations.

The complex challenges of sustainability and the need to improve social, economic and environmental conditions underscore the need for the deep integration Ohio State has across a breadth of disciplines including natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, public health, business, law, planning, policy, arts and humanities. These academic units and other internal partners such as research labs and centers, Student Life, and Administration and Planning departments collaborate and leverage our research and knowledge toward a more sustainable and resilient campus as well as our local and global communities.

View the 2020-2021 Ohio State Sustainability Achievements brochure

Ohio State University Sustainability Goals

What's new at the Sustainability Institute

2021 Annual Report 

Ohio State, Rumpke promote circular economy research, teaching and practices

Advanced Drainage Systems, Ohio State collaborate on sustainable water management, recycling

View the Sustainability Institute brochure 

Read the Sustainability Institute Strategic Plan

Ohio State Climate Services for Business

Stay connected:

SustainNews: Sharing Ohio State research, education, operations and outreach sustainability successes

Sustainability Institute Faculty Newsletter: Updates and opportunities for Ohio State faculty and researchers 

Students and Sustainability: a Student Life newsletter for Ohio State undergraduates