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  1. Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, new research has found. Image provided by The Ohio State University.

    Once they start composting, people find other ways to be “green”

    Dec 6, 2017

    Composting food scraps can prompt people to make other earth-friendly choices, new research has found.  When one California city started a composting program to keep food waste out of its landfill, residents began to pay more attention to other environmentally sound practices, such as taking shorter showers, according to a study led by Nicole Sintov, an assistant professor of behavior, decision making and sustainability at The Ohio State University.  Read more about this research here.

  2. School of Environment and Natural Resources doctoral student Marisol Becerra and faculty member Dr. Kerry Ard are co-authors on new article in Diabetes Care.

    Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Diabetes Disparities examined in new article

    Dec 6, 2017

    Findings from a study co-authored by School of Environment and Natural Resources doctoral student Marisol Becerra and faculty member Dr. Kerry Ard are featured in the November 29th edition of Physicians Briefing. The article, “Disparities in Environmental Exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Diabetes Risk in Vulnerable Populations” in the journal Diabetes Care reviews the evidence linking unequal exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals with racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diabetes disparities in the U.S. and social forces promoting these disparities; and explores potential interventions.

  3. Ohio State students attend national Net Impact conference (left to right:  Tim Cho, Taylor Racela, Sarah Fischer and Kathleen Fillingim).

    Undergraduates attend national Net Impact Conference

    Dec 5, 2017

    Four undergraduate Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) students had the opportunity to attend this year’s Net Impact Path to Purpose Conference in Atlanta, GA.  Net Impact is a national organization with more than 300 global chapters. The students that attended are members of Ohio State’s undergraduate Net Impact chapter.  Returning from this year’s conference representing Ohio State’s Net Impact chapter were seniors and EEDs majors Sarah Fischer, who is minoring in Nonprofit Management and Tim Cho, who is minoring in City and Regional Planning. Juniors Kathleen Fillingim, an EEDS major and Taylor Racela, a Finance major with a minor in EEDS also attended.

  4. Professor Donnermeyer (right) receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Philadelphia.

    Professor Emeritus receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dec 4, 2017

    Professor Emeritus Joe Donnermeyer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in Philadelphia on November 16. The Division is the largest in ASC, with over 800 members. The award is presented to a member of the Division for “sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching and service in the field of Critical Criminology.”

  5. Professor Rattan Lal and CMASC research are highlighted in this past Sunday's (December 3) The New York Times Sunday Review.

    Professor Lal and C-MASC In NY Times Sunday Review

    Dec 4, 2017

    Professor Rattan Lal and CMASC research are highlighted in The New York Times Sunday Review (December 3). The opinion piece, "Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet" by Jacques Leslie discusses the scientific research and benefits of sequestering carbon in soil.

  6. Catch Up on News from the School's Alumni Society

    Nov 29, 2017

    Stay updated on activities of our ENR Alumni and the School of Environment and Natural Resources by reading the latest newsletter from your Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society.

  7. (Photo, right: McConnell, left, and Wentling with the MORPC award).

    Students Honored for Campus, Community Sustainability Efforts

    Nov 20, 2017

    Student sustainability leaders at Ohio State have been honored for their success by a group of local and regional governments and organizations. The Student Sustainability Council on Tuesday received the Green Collaborative Achievement Award, which recognizes a group of entities or individuals who have shown effectiveness in producing environmental accomplishments through a collaborative effort, from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). Michelle Wentling and Marie McConnell, Sustainability Council president and vice president, respectively, accepted the award. It was presented primarily for this spring's Time for Change Week, a series of student-organized events to raise awareness and activism about energy, environment and sustainability issues.

  8. The first course in the online Environmental Science series, Earth's Environment: Soil, Water, and Air introduces students to environmental science, environmental literacy and the scientific process.

    Enhancing Access to Environmental Science

    Nov 20, 2017

    Students anywhere anytime with access to the Internet can enroll in a series of free online Introduction to Environmental Science courses at The Ohio State University.  Three new Ohio State Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are now available for anyone with an interest in learning more about the earth’s environment and sustainability. The three courses are part of the Introduction to Environmental Science series offered by Canvas.  A team led by Brian Lower, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), serve as instructors of the open online courses. SENR is in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  9. On November 8 over 70 internship posters were on display in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University.

    Internships Focus of Recent Forum

    Nov 13, 2017

    Over 70 internship posters were on display in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University. Students representing every major in the School of Environment and Natural Resources prepared a poster for the 3rd annual Internship Forum.

  10. Ohio’s Bats Do Scary-Good Work, Face a Real Horror Story

    Nov 8, 2017

    This Halloween, give a thought to Ohio’s bats, which are facing something truly scary.

    A deadly disease called white nose syndrome has killed millions of North American bats, which normally serve as voracious eaters of farm, garden and human pests. It usually hits when the bats are hibernating in caves and mines for the winter.

    Ohio’s first finding of the disease was in 2011, in hibernating bats in an abandoned mine in southern Ohio’s Lawrence County. Experts now consider the disease present in all 88 of the state’s counties.

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