Ohio State’s students are innovating and creating new sustainability knowledge and innovations.

At Ohio State, we empower our students to gain experience and knowledge so they may become future sustainability leaders. We create a variety of leadership and experiential learning opportunities for our students to turn their passions and ideas into solutions.


The Sustainability Institute is pleased to offer funding to support undergraduate, graduate or professional student research or campus as a lab projects in the areas of sustainability. The application for 2023 will go live at the beginning of the Spring semester. This year’s grants will support student research or projects that directly impact university operations; incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion themes; and/or connect to our communities and allow opportunities to use our campuses as living laboratories.

Learn about the student projects funded in 2022.


Each year, Ohio State students coordinate Time for Change week, highlighting sustainability efforts and hosting programs for students to educate each other about sustainability. The Sustainability Institute collaborates with offices across campus to assist in these efforts and support leadership development of students throughout the planning process. The Sustainability Institute has provided mentoring to the Time for Change Week student leaders and funding support for the student Sustainability Fair and the Women in Sustainability Event. The Women in Sustainability Event has brought featured sustainability professionals to network with students and discuss career paths, challenges & growth for women in the sustainability field. You can watch a recording of the 2022 Women in Sustainability Event on our YouTube channel.


If you are interested in learning more about how you can engage with sustainability at Ohio State, sign up for the Students and Sustainability newsletter or reach out to Sustainability Institute staff at sustainability@osu.edu. This newsletter is a collaboration between the Sustainability Institute and Student Life, Energy Management and Sustainability. On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you can also follow @GreenBuckeyes, Student Life Energy Management and Sustainability, and @OhioStSustain, which features Ohio State sustainability news.