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Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with Ohio State

Monday, March 21, 2016

Network to the Nines Professional Dinner Series: Environmental Dinner

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, The Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room

Come and enjoy a free dinner while networking with professors representing a broad range of environmental careers! RSVP: http://go.osu.edu/envdinner

Contact: Samuel Reed (reed.1275@osu.edu)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Film Screening of Antarctic Edge: 70° South

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, 1090 Carmack Road (West Campus)

Join us for a 70 min. film screening of Antartic Edge 70 d South followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Berry Lyons (School of Earth Sciences and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center) and Dr. David Denlinger (Departments of Entomology and Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology).

This is a science-in-action feature film, following a renowned team of scientists studying climate change in the fastest winter-warming place in the world. It combines innovative science, dramatic imagery and two decades of scientific collaboration into a compelling character-driven narrative.” - beyondtheice.rutgers.edu

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Religion and Sustainability Lunchtime Lecture Series:"Catholicism and Pope Francis' Environmental Encyclical, Laudato Si'"

11:30 AM - 12:25 PM, Pomerene, 306

Hear the Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus speak about Pope Francis's Encyclical as a part of a lecture series on religion and sustainability.

Contact: Gregory Hitzuhusen (hitzhusen.3@osu.edu)

Natural Resources Professional Networking Reception

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the ENR Career Development Office is hosting a special reception for all OSU students. There will be an introduction on how to navigate the hiring process followed by a networking session with booths from representatives from every office and division of ODNR. This is a great networking opportunity open to everyone! Contact: Trish Raridan Preston (raridan-preston.1@osu.edu)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tiny Fossils and the Big Ice Sheet

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, BPCRC Learning Center (177 Scott Hall)

Dr. Reed Scherer is a Distinguished Research Professor in Geology & Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability & Energy.  Everyone is welcome to attend this seminar presentation!

March Public Tour - Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

5:30 PM - 6:45 PM, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, 1090 Carmack Road (West Campus)

The monthly public tour includes:

  • An overview presentation on the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center
  • Explanation of the research groups and brief history of BPCRC as an OSU institution.
  • Tour of the building, along with videos, satellite images, clean room lab, ice core freezer, and polar rock repository.

Meet in the Auditorium upstairs in Scott Hall. You will need to enter Scott Hall through Door #2 on the east side of the building and go up the steps near the statue of Admiral Byrd.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-public-tour-tickets-19893891164 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Religion and Sustainability Lunchtime Lecture Series:"Judaism and the Environment: Food and Community"

11:30 AM - 12:25 PM, Pomerene Hall, Room 307

Jessica Shimberg, ALEPH Associate Director of Programs, Little Minyan Kehilla will be talking about the relationship between Judaism, Food, and the Environment as a part of a lecture series on religion and sustainability. Contact: Gregory Hitzuhusen (hitzhusen.3@osu.edu)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Buckeye Bottle Exchange

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Union Credenza

Bring 5 empty disposable plastic bottles (Gatorade, PowerAde, etc) OR play a recycling game and get a FREE reusable water bottle.  Contact: Alyssa Jones (jones.4182@osu.edu)

Byrd Bites Brown Bag by Aubrey Hillman

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, BPCRC (Scott Hall) Learning Center

A Lacustrine Record of Indian Summer Monsoon Variability and Links to Human Activity from Yunnan, China 

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Separating Fact from Fiction with Global Warming

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 930 Kinnear Road

As part of the CAR Seminar Series, Sandip Mazumder ( Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) will address why CO2 is considered so hazardous for global warming; why H2O, also termed a greenhouse gas, is considered benign by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and why the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is such a concern from a global warming perspective.  Click here for more info

Buckeye Bottle Exchange

11:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Union Credenza

Bring 5 empty disposable plastic bottles (Gatorade, PowerAde, etc) OR play a recycling game and get a FREE reusable water bottle.  Contact: Alyssa Jones (jones.4182@osu.edu)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Buckeye Bottle Exchange

11:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Union Credenza

Bring 5 empty disposable plastic bottles (Gatorade, PowerAde, etc) OR play a recycling game and get a FREE reusable water bottle.  Contact: Alyssa Jones (jones.4182@osu.edu)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Coffee and Climate

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, The Oval

What does Climate Change mean to you? What questions do you have, what myths do you need debunked? Bring your reusable mug for free coffee and hot chocolate, get answers, and take part in our social media campaign #MyClimateReality! Contact: Marie McConnell (mcconnell.314@osu.edu)

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Student Sustainability Fair

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, The Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room

Are you interested in being more involved with sustainability? Visit the Student Sustainability Fair and find out what sustainability organizations both on and off campus are all about. Animals from the Columbus Zoo will also be there!  Contact: Samuel Reed (reed.1275@osu.edu)

Conscious College Road Tour 2016: Information Station

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Union West Plaza

Join Project Green OSU and Turning Green for the 3rd Annual CCRT Stop at The Ohio State University! Get free eco-product samples and learn about 8 different sustainability “themes” at the Conscious Information Station, an interactive tabling display. Contact: Megan Fuerst (megfuerst@gmail.com)

 

CCRT Town Hall Meeting

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, University Hall 014

Enjoy a FREE Chipotle dinner with Project Green OSU and Turning Green while engaging in meaningful discussion around sustainability in the food system at Ohio State. This event brings students, staff, and community members together for meaningful dialogue that will lead to tangible change on campus. Also learn about internship opportunities with Turning Green, a nonprofit organization based in Sausalito, CA. 

 

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Defend our Future Day of Action

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Oval, the Ohio Union & Crane Café

Tabling, petitioning, and creating climate action followed by a screening of Racing Extinction.  Contact: Kenny Myers, (Kenny@DefendOurFuture.org)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Coffee and Climate

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, The Oval

What does Climate Change mean to you? What questions do you have, what myths do you need debunked? Bring your reusable mug for free coffee and hot chocolate, get answers, and take part in our social media campaign #MyClimateReality! Contact: Marie McConnell (mcconnell.314@osu.edu)

 

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Buckeye Blackout Concert

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Ohio Union Performance Hall

LIGHTS OUT! GET LOUD! Join Buckeye Blackout for its third annual concert to promote environmental conscientiousness. The show will feature some of Columbus’ most highly acclaimed local and student performers, as well as guest speaker, Dr. Gregory Hitzhusen. The show is completely free, and no tickets are required for entry. Before you come out, remember to turn off or unplug unnecessary lights and appliances. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates about the lineup and giveaways.  Contact: Rachel Skwerer (skwerer.1@osu.edu)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Seeds of Service

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Drake Performance Center

Have your organization get paid $75 to replant trees and pick up trash along the Olentangy! Breakfast is provided.  Registration: go.osu.edu/seedsofservice  Contact: Samuel Reed (reed.1275@osu.edu) and  Vikas Munjal (munjal.4@osu.edu). 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

OSU's EPN hosts Columbus GreenSpotLight 2016 Awards and student sustainability EXPO

7:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Nationwide and Ohio Bureau 4-H Center

OSU’s Environmental Professionals Network is hosting the City of Columbus GreenSpotLight 2016 Awards at a breakfast April 12th.  There will also be a  brief program on what's new sustainability-wise at OSU (e.g. the University's new Sustainability Goals) and GreenSpot (e.g. unveiling a new green metrics tool). And 45 students in nine teams from the capstone course for the new SENR/AEDE sustainability major first will greet attendees over coffee to share their projects and invite feedback with attendees.  Attend and celebrate Columbus and OSU collaborating to make our community ever-greener.   Registration: http://epn.osu.edu/events/april-epn-breakfast-club-and-columbus-greenspotlight-2016-awards  Contact: David Hanselmann (hanselmann.3@osu.edu)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Breath Easy Booth

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Union Plaza

Stop by to learn about the effects of smoking and sign up to volunteer for the Breath Easy Cigarette Cleanup. Sponsored by the Student Wellness Center.  Contact: Emily Maxson (maxson.31@osu.edu)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - volunteer sites

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sites All Over Central Ohio

Earth Day 2016 asks for the central Ohio community to Branch Out! The goal is to plant 20,000 trees in addition to the many other projects planned annually. This goal is unattainable without more volunteers, more service sites and more donations than ever before. So stretch your limbs, dust off your shovels and invite your friends to Branch Out for Earth Day 2016. Register at earthdaycolumbus.org

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - volunteer sites

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sites All Over Central Ohio

Earth Day 2016 asks for the central Ohio community to Branch Out! The goal is to plant 20,000 trees in addition to the many other projects planned annually. This goal is unattainable without more volunteers, more service sites and more donations than ever before. So stretch your limbs, dust off your shovels and invite your friends to Branch Out for Earth Day 2016. Register at earthdaycolumbus.org

Monday, April 18, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - volunteer sites

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sites All Over Central Ohio

Earth Day 2016 asks for the central Ohio community to Branch Out! The goal is to plant 20,000 trees in addition to the many other projects planned annually. This goal is unattainable without more volunteers, more service sites and more donations than ever before. So stretch your limbs, dust off your shovels and invite your friends to Branch Out for Earth Day 2016. Register at earthdaycolumbus.org

 

Religion and Sustainability Lunchtime Lecture Series: "Technology for the Poor"

11:30 AM - 12:25 PM, Pomerene Hall, Room 307

Dr. Job Ebenezer, former Director of Environmental Stewardship and Hunger Education of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be speaking about religion, technology, poverty, and the environment as a part of a lecture series on religion and sustainability.  Contact: Gregory Hitzuhusen (hitzhusen.3@osu.edu)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - volunteer sites

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sites All Over Central Ohio

Earth Day 2016 asks for the central Ohio community to Branch Out! The goal is to plant 20,000 trees in addition to the many other projects planned annually. This goal is unattainable without more volunteers, more service sites and more donations than ever before. So stretch your limbs, dust off your shovels and invite your friends to Branch Out for Earth Day 2016. Register at earthdaycolumbus.org

Byrd Bites Brown Bag by Aubrey Hillman

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, BPCRC Learning Center (177 Scott Hall)

Sea Ice, Hydrocarbon Extraction, Rain-on-Snow and Tundra Reindeer Nomadism in Arctic Russia

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - volunteer sites

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sites All Over Central Ohio

Earth Day 2016 asks for the central Ohio community to Branch Out! The goal is to plant 20,000 trees in addition to the many other projects planned annually. This goal is unattainable without more volunteers, more service sites and more donations than ever before. So stretch your limbs, dust off your shovels and invite your friends to Branch Out for Earth Day 2016. Register at earthdaycolumbus.org

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - volunteer sites

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sites All Over Central Ohio

Earth Day 2016 asks for the central Ohio community to Branch Out! The goal is to plant 20,000 trees in addition to the many other projects planned annually. This goal is unattainable without more volunteers, more service sites and more donations than ever before. So stretch your limbs, dust off your shovels and invite your friends to Branch Out for Earth Day 2016. Register at earthdaycolumbus.org

Earth Day Documentary Viewing

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Tanya R. Rutner Room; The Ohio Union

Society of Environmental Engineers will be showing the documentary Triple Divide and eating pizza and popcorn. Afterwards there will be a speaker or chance for discussion. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  Contact: Audrey Stallworth (stallworth.16@osu.edu)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016 - volunteer sites

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sites All Over Central Ohio

Earth Day 2016 asks for the central Ohio community to Branch Out! The goal is to plant 20,000 trees in addition to the many other projects planned annually. This goal is unattainable without more volunteers, more service sites and more donations than ever before. So stretch your limbs, dust off your shovels and invite your friends to Branch Out for Earth Day 2016. Register at earthdaycolumbus.org

Sustainability Final Exam Survival Kits

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, The Oval

Stop by the Oval for a sustainable study kit form the Office of Energy and Environment!  Contact: Office of Energy and Environment, (energy.environment@osu.edu)

Breath Easy: Cigarette Cleanup

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, The Union Plaza

Join the Student Wellness Center Breath Easy Team to clean up cigarrette butts on campus.  We will meet at the Union Plaza and then split off into teams to go to different "hot spots" on campus that have a high amount of cigarette butts. Keep Columbus Beautiful will be working with us and providing us with all the cleanup supplies. Pullovers will be handed out to the first 30 volunteers!  Contact: Emily Maxson (maxson.31@osu.edu)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Earth Day Columbus Celebration

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Columbus Commons, 160 S High St

Join Green Columbus and a group of wonderful sponsors in celebrating Earth Day 2016. The celebration will be zero waste and 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.

Honors & Scholars Earth Month Day of Service

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park: 352 W Dodridge St, Columbus, OH 43202

Participants will engage in a clean-up of the Olentangy Wetlands.  We will be doing a trash and recycling sort.  In addition, some groups will be responsible for invasive species removal along the Olentangy trail.

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Questions or Comments?

Carlos Lugo at lugo.7@osu.edu