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…

University locked into gas, open to talks about diversifying energy portfolio

Commentary by Editor-in-Chief Mathew Roberts  Athens,Ohio–Earlier today, representatives of the Athens community, Ohio University Student Coalition, and the Sierra Club Ohio chapter met with Stephen Golding, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Harry Wyatt, Associate Vice President for Facilities, and Ohio University’s director of Sustainability, Annie Laurie, to discuss and receive updates on the proposed natural gas plant…

Lunch & Learn: Environmental Justice and Appalachia

By Briagenn Adams, CG News The Office of Sustainability at Ohio University invited Dr. Harold Perkins, Assistant Professor in the Geography Department, to speak on Monday about Environmental Justice in Appalachia. Perkins takes pride in being an urban political ecologist, dealing with the social-political component of managing the environment. “There is no aspect of nature,…

Lunch and learn with Jeff Wilson

By Briagenn Adams, CG News In honor of Earth Month, Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability welcomed Jeff Wilson, Home and Garden Television personality and avid environmentalist, into Baker Center on Tuesday to talk about his personal efforts to go green. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Wilson spent his childhood taking weekend trips to Hocking County. When…

Survey on oil and gas drilling on Ohio University lands in progress, open to public

The Ohio University Office of Sustainability and the Presidential Advisory Council on Sustainability Planning recently set up a survey to gauge public opinion on possible oil and gas drilling on state owned university land.  Click here to take the survey. The survey will be open until March 30.  Once closed survey results will be reviewed…