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Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with Ohio State

Saturday, March 7th

Buckeye Blackout

8:00pm-12:00am, Performance Hall in The Ohio Union
Lights out, get loud! Come to the Ohio Union Performance Hall to see Filthy Chai, The Candescents, The Skashank Redemption, and Damn the Witch Siren while we show Ohio State's commitment to sustainability and the arts! Remember to turn off your lights and appliances before coming to the show so that we can have the greatest impact possible! Admission is Free and there will be plenty of give aways along with the live music! Contact: Clay Perry (perry.1971@buckeyemail.osu.edu)

Tuesday, March 10th

Tools For Water Resources Management

7:15am-9:30am, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Building on the growing interest at Ohio State in water resources, the Environmental Professionals Network breakfast will feature Lisa Downes, the Nature Conservancy's Director for Freshwater Stewardship, and Dax Blake, wastewater administrator for Columbus. Both will highlight new and innovative water management tools. Register: epn.osu.edu. Contact: David Hanselmann (hanselmann.3@osu.edu)

Friday, March 13th

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 20th

Byrd Bites Brown Bag Spring Semester Speakers; Emilie Beaudon

12:00pm, Room 177 Scott Hall, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center 1090 Carmack Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43210
Talk title to be announced. Contact: Jason Cervenec (ohiobiologymodeler@gmail.com)

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm-4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
See March 13th event for details.

Monday, March 23rd

Byrd Bites Brown Bag Spring Semester Speakers; Alvaro Montenegro

12:00pm, Room 177 Scott Hall, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center 1090 Carmack Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43210
Description: Talk title to be announced. Contact: Jason Cervenec (ohiobiologymodeler@gmail.com)

SoleMate Shoe Drive

11:00am-5:00pm, The Ohio Union Lobby
Donate a pair of gently used shoes to help people in need in developing countries! Attach a letter to your shoes if you are interested in finding your "SoleMate," and each shoe recipient will have the opportunity to write back to YOU! Letter is not necessary to donate shoes. Each person to donate will receive FREE Fusian sushi and will also get to vote for a local charity that they would like to see the money raised form this event go towards. Contact: Megan Fuerst (fuerst.42@buckeyemail.osu.edu)

Tuesday, March 24th

SoleMate Shoe Drive

11:00am-5:00pm, The Ohio Union Lobby
Donate a pair of gently used shoes to help people in need in developing countries! Attach a letter to your shoes if you are interested in finding your "SoleMate," and each shoe recipient will have the opportunity to write back to YOU! Letter is not necessary to donate shoes. Each person to donate will receive FREE Fusian sushi and will also get to vote for a local charity that they would like to see the money raised form this event go towards. Contact: Megan Fuerst (fuerst.42@buckeyemail.osu.edu)

Wednesday, March 25th

Out Green The Wolverines

11:00am-4:00pm, Ohio Union
Only you can Out-Bag and Out-Green the Wolverines! Bring and swap your plastic grocery bags for FREE t-shirts made from recycled plastic between March 25th and March 27th at The Ohio Union. Contact: Sam Reed (samuel.powers.reed@gmail.com)

Mobility, Energy, and Smart Cities - Sustainable Mobility Series

12:00pm, Scott Lab Room E100
Join Dr. Umit Ozguner, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as he discusses his research about minimizing energy usage, self driving vehicles, and smart cities. Contact: Gina Langen (langen.2@osu.edu)

Thursday, March 26th

Out Green The Wolverines

11:00am-4:00pm, Ohio Union
Only you can Out-Bag and Out-Green the Wolverines! Bring and swap your plastic grocery bags for FREE t-shirts made from recycled plastic between March 25th and March 27th at The Ohio Union. Contact: Sam Reed (samuel.powers.reed@gmail.com)

Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer

6:30pm-8:30pm, Ohio Union West Ballroom
Celebrated photographer, author, and conservationist Joel Sartore will speak at the Ohio Union to students, faculty and staff, presenting "Protecting Our Earth's Biodiversity through Images, Stories and Action". Register: Register for Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer. Contact: David Hanselmann (hanselmann.3@osu.edu)

Friday, March 27th

Out Green The Wolverines

11:00am-4:00pm, Ohio Union
Only you can Out-Bag and Out-Green the Wolverines! Bring and swap your plastic grocery bags for FREE t-shirts made from recycled plastic between March 25th and March 27th at The Ohio Union. Contact: Sam Reed (samuel.powers.reed@gmail.com)

Cool Season Annual Sale

3:00pm-6:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, Howlett Hall Greenhouse, 680 Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210
Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Cool Season Annual Sale lasts only 3 hours but is packed with color for spring. Kathy Burkholder, along with student workers and volunteers, grows several varieties of beautiful and colorful cool season annuals. Come early as we often sell out of the most popular colors before the end of the sale. Check back as we get closer to the sale for a list of varieties and colors. Contact: Kathy Burkholder (burkholder.2@osu.edu)

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm-4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
See March 13th event for details.

Saturday, March 28th

KickButtColumbus 2015

8:30am, Wolfe Park, 1911 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43209
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. Contact: keepcolumbusbeautiful@columbus.govfor details.

Sunday, March 29th

5K For Families

9:30am, Lower West RPAC Plaza
Join the Office of Student Life's 5K for Families, Sunday, March 29th for our family fun run! This 5K will look to give students, faculty, staff and their families a chance to give back to our local community. The entry into the run is free. However, we are asking participants to donate at least two articles of clothing in various sizes suitable for families. If you are unable to donate clothing we are also accepting monetary donations starting at $5 dollars. Please drop-off donations the day of the event during registration. All donations will be divided evenly amongst several local shelters supporting families. For your in-kind donation you will receive a "5K for Families" t-shirt! Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. The run will begin and end at the Lower West RPAC Plaza. Healthy snacks will be provided. Contact: Vikas Munjal (munjal.4@buckeyemail.osu.edu) #BuckeyesGive

Thursday, April 2nd

Public Tour of the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

7:00pm-8:30pm, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, 1090 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
RSVP to attend an overview presentation on the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center. This event includes a brief history of the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, an explanation of the research groups, and a tour of the building with videos, satellite images, and a look at the ice core freezer. Register: Register for Public Tour of the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center . Contact: Jason Cervenec (ohiobiologymodeler@gmail.com)

Jared Diamond - Lecture

6:30pm, Ohio Union East Ballroom
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond will serve as the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture Series speaker, presenting "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?" Register: Register for Jared Diamond - Lecture. Contact: discoverythemes@osu.edu

Friday, April 3rd

Strengthening the Food System through Campus Purchasing

9:00am-4:30pm, Bob Evans Auditorium Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH
"The Local Matters Student Ambassadors, a student organization at The Ohio State University, is proud to host Spring into Real Food: Strengthening the Food System through Campus Purchasing. This daylong conference will bring together university and food system stakeholders to initiate a dialogue around building stronger food systems through campus purchasing power. Register: Register for Strengthening the Food System through Campus Purchasing. Contact: osuambassadors@local-matters.org

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm-4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
See March 13th event for details.

Monday, April 6th

Summary of White House Task Force on Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience

3:30pm-4:30pm, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center 1090 Carmack Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43210
Commissioner Paula Brooks will be speaking in room 177 about the work on behalf of the White House task force on climate change preparedness and resilience. Contact: Jason Cervenec (ohiobiologymodeler@gmail.com)

Thursday, April 9th

Stopping the Next Amphibian Apocalypse - Saving America's Salamanders

8:10am-9:20am, Agricultural Administration Auditorium
Asian fungus has recently decimated Europe's salamanders. There is a narrow window to prevent it reaching North America. Join Joe Mendelson, Director of Research, Zoo Atlanta; Joe Greathouse, Director of Conservation Science, the Wilds; Barbara Wolfe, Chief Science Officer, Columbus Zoo as they discuss this pressing matter. Register: epn.osu.edu . Contact David Hanselmann (hanselmann.3@osu.edu)

It's Easy Being Green Fair

11:00am-4:00pm, West Terrace - Ohio Union
Want to learn how to "be green"? Guess what? Students for Recycling is proud to hold their "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 give-aways! Contact: Emily Mills (mills.501@buckeyemail.osu.edu)

Conscious College Road Tour

Evening of April 9th, The Oval
Join Teens Turning Green and Project Green OSU for their annual Concious College Road Tour. This event is split into two days, each day consisting of a unique, engaging and inspiring activity. There will be a Town Hall Meeting on the evening of April 9th, where students and staff are invited to come together to develop a sustainability initiative and receive grant money to implement that plan! The second day, April 10th, will focus on raising awareness of conscious lifestyle decisions through an interactive display on the oval, featuring numerous eco-products and fun facts for students to learn. Contact: Megan Fuerst (fuerst.42@buckeyemail.osu.edu)

Friday, April 10th

Conscious College Road Tour

Afternoon of April 10th, The Oval
Join Teens Turning Green and Project Green OSU for their annual Concious College Road Tour. This event is split into two days, each day consisting of a unique, engaging and inspiring activity. There will be a Town Hall Meeting on the evening of April 9th, where students and staff are invited to come together to develop a sustainability initiative and receive grant money to implement that plan! The second day, April 10th, will focus on raising awareness of conscious lifestyle decisions through an interactive display on the oval, featuring numerous eco-products and fun facts for students to learn. Contact: Megan Fuerst (fuerst.42@buckeyemail.osu.edu)

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm-4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
See March 13th event for details.

Thursday, April 16th

Byrd Bites Brown Bag Spring Semester Speakers; Aaron Wilson

12:00pm, Room 177 Scott Hall, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center 1090 Carmack Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43210
Join Aaron Wilson as he talks about Improving the GRACE-measured mass balance of Antarctica with Polar WRF and GPS RO assimilation. Contact: Jason Cervenec (ohiobiologymodeler@gmail.com)

Friday, April 17th

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm-4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
See March 13th event for details.

Saturday, April 18th - Saturday, April 25th

Earth Week Columbus

Sites all over Central Ohio
Take part in the nation's largest Earth Day volunteer effort, connect with like-minded folks and make your city a cleaner and green place to live, work, and play. Register: Register for Earth Week Columbus

Tuesday, April 22nd

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is now global event, celebrated in more than 192 countries coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network.

Friday, April 24th

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Tree Inventory

1:00pm-4:00pm, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
See March 13th event for details.

Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day! The first American Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City in 1872 when an estimated one million trees were planted. Arbor Day became a legal holiday in 1885, and has been celebrated globally ever since. Celebrate by enjoying the outdoors and planting a tree!

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Annual Arbor Day Celebration

Friday, April 24th, 10:00am, Chadwick Aboretum North Site, Northof the Ohio 4-H Center on Fred Taylor Drive
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 Voise (cdvoise@gmail.com).

Saturday, April 25th

Earth Day Columbus Celebration

1:00pm-10:00pm, Columbus Commons - 160 S. High Street
Join Green Columbus and a group of wonderful sponsors in celebrating Earth Day 2015, which we're calling "Right Now" this year, at a celebration at Columbus Commons. The celebration, which will run from 1pm to 10pm, will feature your favorite local bands, food trucks, kids' activities, environmental groups and businesses, and much more. Bring your friends and family for a full day of fun in the heart of downtown Columbus. Visit earthdaycolumbus.org for details

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Questions or Comments?

Carlos Lugo at lugo.7@osu.edu