Sustainability Film Series: Antarctic expeditions in “Ice and Sky”

On Wednesday, February 8, the Common Experience Project presented the third film of the Sustainability Film Series, “Ice and Sky,” which follows the story of Claude Lorius, one of the first leading glaciologists. After his first journey to Antarctica at the age of 23, Lorius, made several expeditions to the coldest parts of the planet…

Free movies that free the mind: The Spring Sustainability Film Series

A free, thought-provoking, environmental documentary may be one of the more therapeutic ways to process the socio-political-environmental state of affairs in the United States and around the world. Each semester, the Common Experience Project on Sustainability provides students with this opportunity, followed by meaningful discussion, with its Sustainability Film Series. Playing at the Athena Cinema…

Nelsonville at the National Level: The spread of weatherization

UpGrade Athens County (UAC), the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD), Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) and L’Heureux Properties banded together on Nov. 17 to present a national webinar on Weatherize Nelsonville, a program at the forefront of the county’s latest efforts to reduce energy consumption. Hosted by the National Association for State Community…

From Trashbin to Runway: A fashion show created from waste

They say one’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure, well in this case, clothing. Ohio University students sent a powerful message on Nov. 14 with the very first “Trashion Show” on campus. Eco Reps, a student led and environmentally focused group here at Ohio University, and members of the Office of Sustainability, held the Trashion…