Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with Ohio State

Tuesday, March 18

Using Science to Overcome Partisanship - The Climate Change Example, a talk by Bob Inglis

7:15am, Nationwide/Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Campus visit by former Congressman Bob Inglis from South Carolina. During his six years on the U.S. House Science Committee, interactions with scientists in Antarctica, Australia and elsewhere shaped his views on climate change. He is coming to campus to talk to different groups about his work on climate change. He will be the featured speaker at the Environmental Professionals Network monthly breakfast, will speak to a class on behavior change, and will meet with climate experts while he is on campus. Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization E&EI on July 10, 2012. It is guided by the conservative principles of free enterprise and economic growth, limited government, liberty, accountability and reasonable risk avoidance to solve our nation's energy and climate challenges.

Contact: Gina Langen (langen.2@osu.edu) for details.

Thursday, March 20

Nigel Savage: "The New Jewish Food Movement: Reflections on its First Ten Years."

4:00pm, 103 Kottman Hall
Nigel Savage is the founder of Hazon, and one of the key leaders of the contemporary Jewish Food Movement. He will share some behind the scenes observations: not merely about what has been accomplished by the new Jewish Food Movement in its first ten years, but lessons we can learn from it. He will share a significant Talmudic text that provides a framework for connecting Jewish tradition with a vital contemporary issue.

Nigel Savage: "Omnivore's Dilemma: Eating Jewishly in the 21th Century"

6:00pm, Ohio State Hillel. Appetizers, tabling, and networking, 7:00 pm Ohio State Hillel. Community talk
What happens when 3,000 years of Jewish food traditions connect with the complexities of eating in the 21st century? In this evening's address, Nigel Savage, the founder of Hazon, and one of the key leaders of the contemporary Jewish Food Movement will share some insights -- and tell a story about three goats.

Regsitration: Briana Pecsok (pecsok.2@osu.edu).

Friday, March 21

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
This is part of our ongoing effort to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community volunteers from all disciplines in awareness of the ecological importance of our campus trees and landscapes. The tree inventory is an integral part of the One Ohio State Framework Plan and will help the University be better managers of its most valuable asset: trees! No Experience is necessary for this activity, training is provided. This activity ensures that Ohio State University will continue with its prestigious certification: Tree Campus USA.

Contact: Chris Voise (cdvoise@gmail.com).

Friday, March 28

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
See March 21 entry for details.

Saturday, March 29

KickButtColumbus 2014

8:30am - 2:00pm, Wolfe Park, 1911 E. Broad St., Columbus
Did you know cigarette butts are the most littered item in America? Cigarette butts as litter pose significant harm to the environment. What can you do? Bring a team to KICKBUTTCOLUMBUS!, a one-day highway ramp clean up event offering great food, T-shirts, music and fun. Compete for the coveted Golden Ashtray Award. Volunteers must pre-register for KickButtColumbus! at kickbuttcolumbus.eventbrite.com

Contact Kara Federico (federico.19@osu.edu) for details.

Thursday, April 3

SENR Seminar Series - Fish Biodiversity in a Changing World. Suzanne Gray

4:10pm, 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus.
Freshwaters are among the most threatened ecosystems globally, and the organisms they are harbor are under extreme pressure to respond to environmental change, or face extinction. Freshwater fishes, in particular, face extreme challenges associated with human activities in and near water. My research explores the question, how do fish respond to human-induced environmental change? In this seminar, I will present recent work that examines the phenotypic responses of number of fish species to aquatic stressors. My research spans North America and East Africa. This inspired me to work with collaborators in the creation of a water conservation project for children in Uganda and a new partnership with the Muskingum County Soil and Water Kids Conservation Camp.

Contact senr@osu.edu for details.

Friday, April 4

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Garden
See March 21 entry for details.

Wednesday, April 9

1st Annual Moritz Energy Law Conference: "Ohio Energy: Emerging Issues in Law, Finance and Regulation."

7:30am - 2:00pm, Ohio Union
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law presents a conference on Ohio Energy: Emerging Issues in Law, Finance and Regulation. The conference will bring together lawyers, energy professionals and academics to discuss current developments in the field of Ohio energy (e.g. oil and gas), from a legal, financial and regulatory perspective. University students and professionals will also be on hand to showcase how the University community is contributing to the conversation about energy and environment issues in Ohio.The conference is presented in collaboration with the Moritz Business Law Society and OSU's Office of Energy and the Environment.

Registration: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/

Thursday, April 10

Jack Hanna - "One Million Actions for Planet Earth" Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast

8:30am, Ohio Union Griffin Ballroom
Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, will be the featured speaker at the Environmental Professionals Network monthly breakfast. Jack will speak on sustainability and conservation topics and will bring animals as part of his presentation. The EPN breakfast is a monthly event for environmental student and professionals from on and off campus. Thanks to special funding from AEP, students can attend this event for free. Register at http://epn.osu.edu/events/epn-breakfast-students-april-2014.

As part of Jack Hanna's visit to campus, Ohio State is participating in "One Million Actions," an effort to track everyday sustainability actions and enter these efforts online. Benefits stemming from this activity will go to the Columbus Zoo.

Contact Gina Langen (langen.2@osu.edu) for details.

SENR Seminar Series - David Scott, Sierra Club

4:10 pm., 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus
Contact senr@osu.edu for details.

Friday, April 11

"It's Easy Being Green" Fair

11:00am - 3:30pm, West Terrace - Ohio Union
Want to learn how to "be green"? Guess what? Student's for Recycling is proud to hold their annual "It's Easy Being Green/ Scarlet, Gray, and Green" fair. Join hundreds of Buckeyes to learn about simple and economic ways to be environmentally friendly. Local organizations, student organizations, and Ohio State offices will have demonstrations, activities, and free giveaways! Last year, we even raffled off a bike!

Contact: Tricia Evans (osusfr@gmail.com).

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory Friday

1:00 - 4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Garden
See March 21 entry for details.

Monday, April 14

Film Screening & Discussion: Switch, Discover the Future of Energy: with Dr. Scott Tinker

5:00 pm: reception, Wexner Center for the Arts. 6:00 pm: movie, Wexner Film Theater, Wexner Center for the Arts
This documentary details where our energy comes from and why it is important to know this. Dr. Scott Tinker, engineering professor from the University of Texas-Austin, who co-produced and narrated the film, will be in attendance and will speak to students, faculty and staff about why we must know where our energy comes from, and at what cost, in order to make the decisions for our future energy needs.

Contact Gina Langen (langen.2@osu.edu) for details.

Tuesday, April 15

Byrd Bites Brown Bags Spring Semester Speakers; Karen Pon

Noon, BPRC Learning Center (117 Scott Hall)
Talk on life and forecasting in Antarctica. "We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only borrowed it from our children." (Ancient Proverb)

Contact: Jason Cervenec (cervenec.1@osu.edu)

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Out Here

7:00 pm, US Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union
A documentary about the hearts and hard work of queer farmers in the U.S. It looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country and asks - what does it mean to be a queer farmer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? It is the filmmaker's dream that this project will give voice and visibility to queer people in agriculture and inspire a flagrant national discussion about gender and sexuality as they are related to our food system. More information: http://outheremovie.com/

Thursday, April 17

The Ohio State University Student Motorsports Day at the Ohio Statehouse

10:30am - 1:30pm, Ohio Statehouse West Plaza
The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research is hosting an open house event at the Ohio Statehouse to celebrate Ohio State motorsports teams. Public officials will be invited to meet with students from five motorsports teams and have their picture taken with team vehicles (weather permitting).

Visit oee.osu.edu for details.

Friday, April 18

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Garden
See March 21 entry for details.

Chasing Ice documentary and open climb

Friday, April 18. 7:30pm, Outdoor Adventure Center's Boatyard
The documentary follows a team of photographers risking their lives in the name of science to capture a visual record of how the world’s glaciers are rapidly disappearing. An open climb with Jeff Orlowski, director of “Chasing Ice,” will follow the screening.

More information at recsports.osu.edu

Saturday, April 19

Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

10:00am - noon, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (352 W. Dodridge St)
In partnership with Sierra Club, we will be conducting a river/site trash pick-up and invasive honeysuckle removal. All are welcome to attend! Coffee and bagels will be served starting at 9:00am.

Contact: Lynn McCready (mccready.20@osu.edu)

Saturday, April 19 - Sunday, April 26

Earth Day Columbus

Sites all over Central Ohio, visit earthdaycolumbus.org for details.
Green Columbus is again teaming up with lead sponsor The Columbus Foundation for this year's Earth Day Columbus event. The 2014 theme is "Gratitude" and a call to action is being put out for all Central Ohioans to volunteer in appreciation of the planet Earth.

This year's event will feature a full week of service opportunities. From Saturday, April 19 through Saturday April 26, Central Ohioans are invited to volunteer a couple of hours of time at hundreds of service sites across the region. Service site projects will be accepted through the end of March. Volunteer sign-up will begin in mid-March.

Register: earthdaycolumbus.org.

Tuesday, April 22

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Chasing Ice - Earth Day Screening

7:00- 9:00pm, Gateway Film Center
Join OSU's Students for a Sustainable Campus, the Byrd Polar Research Center and the Chasing Ice team for a free Earth Day screening of CHASING ICE. Join us for the screening and stay for a Q+A session that will serve to connect the dots between changes we are seeing worldwide and the impact that these changes are having on Ohio. Information about the film is available at: chasingice.com

Friday, April 25

The Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Annual Arbor Day Celebration

10:00am, OSU Oval
We'll dedicate some newly planted trees, announce our Lorax Awardees, and celebrate Ohio State University's Tree Campus USA certification! All are welcome to attend this event. Refreshments will be served.

Contact Chris Volse (cdvolse@gmail.com) for details.

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Garden
See March 21 entry for details.

Buckeye Blackout

7:00 - 11:00pm, Ohio Union
"Everything's More Fun in the Dark!" Buckeye Blackout is a lively variety show, consisting of acts by performing artists from around Ohio State and the greater Columbus area. The primary goal of the event is to get students out of their residence halls, apartments and homes, in hopes of creating a "lights-out" campus for the evening. Show your support by using as little electricity as possible between during this time. Turn off your lights and join us at the Union! Refreshments will be served; all are welcome. Let's give sustainability a loud voice on campus!

Contact: Rachel Skwerer (skwerer.1@osu.edu).

Saturday, April 26

Earth Day 2014 - City Wide Celebration

11:00am - 10:00pm, Columbus Commons(160 S. High Street)
We're calling this year's event "Gratitude", as we're grateful for all that the environment does and it's time to turn this notion into action. A week of community projects and hard work to keep our neighborhoods clean will culminate in this city-wide celebration. We will thank volunteers for their efforts! The celebration will include your favorite local bands, food trucks, and environmental groups and businesses.

Visit earthdaycolumbus.org for details.

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Carlos Lugo at lugo.7@osu.edu

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