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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.