Students Honored for Campus, Community Sustainability Efforts

Nov. 20, 2017
(Photo, right: McConnell, left, and Wentling with the MORPC award).

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.

Wentling is an English major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and McConnell majors in environmental policy and decision making in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. They are leading the council's plans for the 2018 Time for Change Week. Read more about this recognition and Ohio State's sustainability leadership here.

This article was originally published on the website of the Office of Energy and Environment, The Ohio State University.