Ohio State a National Leader in Sustainability Awards
Stadium recycling, the purchase of alternative wind power and excellence in environmental academics has helped propel The Ohio State University to six recent awards earned through its efforts to be the “greenest” university in the nation.
The announcement comes in advance of Earth Day 2013 on April 22.
In 2008, Ohio State President Gordon Gee signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. Since then, the university has moved forward with strategic efforts to increase the environmental efficiency of its campus operations and the environmental consciousness of its students, faculty and staff.
Those efforts are paying off in many ways, not the least of which is the growing list of sustainability awards won by the university. In 2013, Ohio State has been presented with the following notable awards:
• Diversion Rate Champion for the 2012 Game Day Challenge, a national stadium recycling competition
• National Champion, Second Annual Environmental March Madness tournament, for demonstrated excellence in environmental academics and outstanding student and faculty engagement