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 over 1,000 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.
What's new at the Sustainability Institute
Our inaugural Energy Symposium, “Energy Transition & Decarbonization,” is Feb. 10-11.
The Sustainability Institute offers funding to support student research or projects in sustainability and resilience. Applications for 2021 are due March 12.
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
Buckeye Bridge Lecture Series: Smart Cities
Facilitating urban cooling technology innovation and adoption through living laboratory experiments
Science Cafe: How to Lie with Maps
It’s one of the most iconic and majestic places on Ohio State’s campus. Whether it’s studying, taking pictures or exercising, students, faculty, staff and visitors flock to Mirror Lake, but the lake is more than just a place for Buckeyes to gather. It’s playing a key role in advancing the university’s sustainability efforts.