Environmental Professionals Network

  1. January's EPN Program to Look at New Central Ohio Clean Water Effort

    Jan 5, 2015

    January’s Environmental Professionals Network “Breakfast Club” program will feature a new planning study to ensure clean, secure water for central Ohio. Called Sustaining Scioto, the study is looking at future growth needs and climate change impacts in the upper Scioto River watershed. Six partners are behind it, led by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. The watershed lies northwest of Columbus. The program takes place from 7:15-9:15 a.m. on Jan. 13 in Ohio State University’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, in Columbus.
  2. 'Much to Gain' by Boosting Outdoor Recreation in Ohio: Discussion Dec. 9

    Dec 4, 2014

    Next Tuesday's (12/9) Environmental Professionals Network breakfast “Connecting Central Ohio to Nature and Adventure: Partnerships Among Outdoor Retailers, Ohio State and Other Organizations” brings together representatives of outdoor retailers and of agencies and organizations focused on recreation, wildlife, the environment and the outdoors to discuss Ohio's great potential for outdoor recreation and how to grow that potential. Learn more here and to register, visit: epn.osu.edu.

  3. How Drones in the Sky Can Help Land and Water: Nov. 12

    Nov 4, 2014

    New uses for unmanned aerial vehicles — aka UAVs or drones — are soaring, even while the Federal Aviation Administration is considering new rules for them. The next breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network (Nov. 12) looks at some of those uses for farms and water.

  4. Oct. 14: How to Stop Algal Blooms, Keep Drinking Water Safe

    Sep 24, 2014

    In the wake of this summer’s Toledo water crisis, Jeff Reutter talked to, among others, NPR’s Melissa Block, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal.  Reutter, head of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, will keep the conversation going next month, this time as moderator of two panels on preventing such crises in the future. The panels are the focus of an Oct. 14 program called “Ohio’s Water Resources and Citizens at Risk: Ag-related Practices and Policies to Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms, Post-Toledo.” The event is part of a monthly public breakfast series held by the Environmental Professionals Network.
  5. Foresters or magicians needed in Ohio’s woodlands?

    Jul 21, 2014

    The August (8/12) Environmental Professionals Network breakfast will feature a panel of OSU, state and federal experts discussing the status of Ohio’s woodlands both environmentally and economically, and the numerous threats they face: “Pests and Invasives, Fragmentation, Changing Markets – Do Ohio’s Forests Need Foresters or Magicians?”

  6. Plant Power: Ohio Naturalist, Author to Speak on Protecting Ecosystems

    Jun 30, 2014

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s extinction. So it’s an especially apt time to look at the state of conservation in Ohio, said David Hanselmann, lecturer in Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources. Hanselmann heads the Environmental Professionals Network, which on July 8 will host “Plants Make the World Go ’Round: Why We Must Protect Our Native Ecosystems,” a public breakfast program featuring the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Jim McCormac. To register for the breakfast, visit: http://go.osu.edu/jjd.
  7. May 1: How Are Human, Animal and Environmental Health Connected?

    Apr 17, 2014

    Links between human, animal and environmental health -- factors in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, for example -- are the focus of May’s monthly breakfast program of the Environmental Professionals Network.  One Health, Conservation Medicine, Ecosystem Health -- Protecting People and Planet goes from 7:15-9:45 a.m. at Ohio State University's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus.
  8. Jack Hanna to Headline Environmental Event at Ohio State

    Apr 3, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Zookeeper turned TV star Jack Hanna will meet some friends for breakfast next week -- among them nearly 700 students from Ohio State University. Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and host of the nationally syndicated Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,headlines the next monthly Environmental Professionals Network breakfast on April 10 at Ohio State.
  9. Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) Welcomes Jack Hanna, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Environmental Professional Network welcomes Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and his wildlife friends for a special breakfast event on April 10.
  10. Former South Carolina Congressman to tackle two issues: partisanship and climate change

    Feb 18, 2014

      Next month's Environmental Professionals Network breakfast (3/18) features the Hon. Bob Inglis on ”Using Science to Overcome Partisanship – The Climate Change Example”. Now at George Mason University, Inglis takes his message to conservative groups, NPR, universities, and elsewhere to explain how and why science needs to inform the discussion on key issues like climate change. Monthly EPN breakfasts are at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.