1. Jason Ward's talk a the February 2020 EPN Breakfast program, "Hope is the thing with feathers." Image credit: Duane Gandelot

    New blog shares highlights birding in Columbus with Jason Ward

    Mar 10, 2020

    Learn more and view photos of Jason Ward’s Ohio State and Columbus visit in the EPN Community Connections blog post by Nicole Jackson, program coordinator, Environmental Professionals Network (EPN).

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. An April 12 signature event hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network, featuring REI’s Vik Sahney, will look at climbing mountains, both real and figurative. (Photo: iStock.)

    REI’s Sustainability Chief to Speak at Ohio State

    Mar 23, 2017

    Combine your work and passions and you can climb mountains. Including real ones.  That’s the message of a presentation being given by Vik Sahney, vice president for sustainability for Seattle-based REI, on April 12 at The Ohio State University.  Sahney, who at age 38 has climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents, including Mt. Everest, will present “From Summits to Sustainability: Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally” at 7 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the university’s Ohio Union in Columbus.

  6. Talks in Columbus on Oct. 24 and 25 will look at protecting grizzly bears and sustainably managing ranchlands. (Photo: Grand Teton National Park by Dean Fikar from iStock.)

    Ohio State Hosting Talks on Famous Grizzly Bear, Ted Turner’s Green Impact in West

    Sep 27, 2016

    Two special events at The Ohio State University will look at two big personalities — a famous grizzly bear and media mogul turned environmentalist Ted Turner, an Ohio native — and the mark they’re making on the American West.  The Ohio State-based Environmental Professionals Network, a service of the School of Environment and Natural Resources, is hosting both events. The school is in the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  On Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., photographer Thomas Mangelsen and writer Todd Wilkinson will present “An Evening with Grizzly Bear 399,” a photo-rich talk based on their book Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek.
  7. A May 10 event at The Ohio State University will feature the best ways to save energy, such as thermal scanning to detect heat loss, shown here. (Photo: Suljo, iStock.)

    ‘We’re Downright Obsessive’ About Energy Efficiency. Hear How You Can Be, Too

    Apr 28, 2016

    Green is good. Renewable rocks. But don’t forget energy efficiency, says the organizer of an upcoming event at The Ohio State University.  “Even as we pursue green, clean, renewable energy, we need to remember that end-use efficiency improvements are among the cheapest, cleanest, surest, most rapidly expandable energy improvement options we have,” says David Hanselmann, a lecturer in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).
  8. Environmental Film Series Starts Oct. 20

    Oct 19, 2015

    Students from The Ohio State University and members of the broader community will screen and discuss six weekly environmental films with Ohio State and local experts in October and November.  The series is designed to raise awareness of climate change and its economic, health, political and environmental impacts, said David Hanselmann, a lecturer in the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the coordinator of the Environmental Professionals Network.  The network, which is a service of the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), is co-hosting the series with Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment.
  9. Program Will Look at Faith and the Environment

    Oct 5, 2015

    Four religious leaders with roots in Ohio will speak in a panel discussion called “Faiths Worldwide Tackle Environmental Challenges” on Oct. 13 at The Ohio State University.  The event is part of a monthly breakfast program series hosted by the Ohio State-based Environmental Professionals Network, a statewide professional networking group.  “We’ll hear from outstanding religious leaders at local and national levels about their faiths’ approaches and rationales for environmental stewardship,” said David Hanselmann, the network’s coordinator and a lecturer in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
  10. EPN Event Features New Green Columbia Gas HQ

    Jun 29, 2015

    See a new Columbus GreenSpot at the next Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program. And spy the green of the Columbus Clippers’ ballpark while you’re at it. The July 15 event, titled “Using Sustainability and Energy Efficiency to Help Customers and the Community,” is at the new Columbia Gas of Ohio and NiSource Gas Distribution headquarters overlooking Huntington Field in downtown Columbus. It’s from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at 290 W. Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena District.