Ohio State News published a story, "A deadly strike for migrating birds" on efforts by students and faculty at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative to learn more about and prevent deadly collisions for migrating birds. The story informs and describes student engagement in Lights Out Buckeyes, a project launched last year by School of Environment and Natural Resources students Kandace Glanville1 and Tyler Ficker and sponsored by the Ohio State Ornithology Club, that aims to learn more about window collisions and assess the scope of the problem on the Ohio State campus. The project seeks to answer questions such as: How many birds are victims of these collisions? Are some buildings attracting more collisions? And, is there any way to help prevent these usually deadly window strikes?
Kandace graduated in May 2019 with a degree in wildlife science, but is still an active Lights Out Buckeyes volunteer.
Mike Fackler wants to save the world, one tomato at a time. Fackler, a junior in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University, credits the innovative coursework in his Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major as giving him the tools needed to understand how business works and how sustainability plays into its success. Fackler and business partner, Jared Frees will soon launch Compostd, which will offer curbside pickup of food waste for compost. The story, "Student Takes Classroom Lessons to the Streets" was written by Kelli Trinoskey and is published on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Kelli is a communication and outreach manager in CFAES’ Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Read more about the startup here.