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  1. Earth Day EPN participants will enjoy a drink prepared from the lowbush blueberry Ohio native plant. (Adobe Photostock image)

    Earth Day program celebrates Ohio’s native plants

    Apr 2, 2024

    April is native plant month. With Ohio being the first state in America to adopt this designation, it only makes sense that native plants take center stage at the April 22 Earth Day celebration by The Ohio State University’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN).

    Titled “Eat This Earth Day!” the program will take place at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road on Ohio State’s campus, from 4:45-7:30 p.m. and virtually, worldwide, through an EPN livestream production. The EPN is a service of the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).  Learn more about this interactive celebration>>

  2. Four photos of rivers

    SENR alumni weather changing rivers

    Mar 1, 2023

    SENR Alumni center stage at upcoming Environmental Professionals Network breakfast 

    School of Environment and Natural Resources alumni will share their expertise with environmental professionals and students at the March 7 Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast, Changing Rivers: Enhancing the natural and social wellbeing of Ohio alongside more floods and warmer temperatures. The alumni, along with other experts will explore stormwater management and regional extreme rainfall events and connect these changes to empirical research on the biotic diversity in Ohio’s stream and rivers, and the socio-economic health of human communities. 

  3. Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) breakfast program returns on September 13 

    Aug 23, 2022

    Join the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) on September 13 for a breakfast program focused on Advancing environmental justice in extreme heat and adapting through collaborative networks.

  4. Participants sitting at tables talking.

    EPN releases annual report and video of highlights

    Jul 25, 2022

    The latest annual report for the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is available with a companion video of the learning and networking opportunities organized for professionals and students over the course of the year.  

  5. Past EPN Capstone Posters on display

    Back to an EPN Tradition - Capstone projects on display

    Nov 30, 2021

    A tradition of the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is to provide a venue for students to meet and network with environmental professionals. A highlight of each semester at Ohio State is to feature ENR Capstone projects and this semester will be no different!  Nearly 70 students at Ohio State will share their semester-long work via a poster session at the upcoming December 7 EPN breakfast.

  6. Joe Campbell

    Go Green Go Interviews director of the Environmental Professionals Network

    Aug 5, 2021

    Chatting Green – a Q&A Series About the People Working for Our Environment interviewed Joe Campbell, who is a lecturer in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and director of the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN). 

  7. Partnership helps improve the local environment

    Feb 2, 2021

    Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University features a partnership between Ohio State capstone courses and Blueprint Columbus. 

  8. Vincent Valentino speaks at the EPN breakfast.

    ​Ohio State graduate helps brew an environmentally friendly beer

    Jan 16, 2018

    If you think of green beer, your thoughts might turn to the objectively bad, dyed brew served on St. Patrick’s Day. For the owners and operators of Land-Grant Brewing Company, green beer has a much more thoughtful connotation.  The Columbus-based brewer is aiming to become the most sustainable brewery in Central Ohio, and a graduate of The Ohio State University, who recently spoke at the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Professionals Network is helping them lead the way. 

  9. New EPN Director Announced

    Oct 27, 2017

    The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is pleased to announce Joe Campbell will serve as director of the Environmental Professionals Network. In its sixth year, the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is a vibrant community of over 1,800 professionals and students engaged in the field of environment and natural resources. 

  10. Jack Hanna, director emeritus with the Columbus Zoo, and one of the zoo’s cheetahs hold forth in front of the Environmental Professionals Network on April 10, 2014. (Photo: Troy McGough.)

    Top 5 Moments from Environmental Professionals Network

    May 1, 2017

    Five years ago, David Hanselmann helped launch the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN), a statewide professional group based at The Ohio State University.  Since then, EPN has grown to have nearly 2,000 members. It’s held 55 public monthly Breakfast Club programs, which typically draw more than 125 people, and five signature events, whose top attendance has been 1,400.