November 1, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Seminar | Buildings, Energy, Waste and Water, Nov. 6

Dr. Art Trese with students in the OHIO student farm.

Dr. Art Trese with students in the OHIO student farm.

From Ohio University News

The final Sustainability Seminar of the semester will be the Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Seminar, led by Dr. David Bayless, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

Attend the seminar to learn about OHIO sustainability initiatives on the themes of Buildings, Energy, Waste and Water.  The first 10 people to ask a question receive a free coffee coupon.

Moran Discusses Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Initiatives

Dr. Theresa Moran, the OHIO Office of Sustainability’s Sustainable Living Hub Coordinator, discussed Hub initiatives at this semester’s second Sustainability Hub Seminar on Oct. 3.

Moran, OHIO’s Food Studies Director, provided an overview of the hub’s work to improve the sustainability of food, grounds, transportation and student life at the university. She connected the work of Dr. Art Trese, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, at the OHIO Student Farm and the Farm to OHIO Working group to the study of the production, consumption, meaning and representation of food.

The Student Farm’s Circle Garden, located at 338 W. State St., was established in 1975 and has provided generations of students with a hands-on learning experience which prioritizes community and lifelong learning. During the seminar student panelists described their work in the garden and answered questions from the audience.

Rachel McDonald, Tyler Melcher, Brady Dotson and Azure Stephens spoke eloquently about the impact their work in the garden has had on their studies, and on their lives outside of academics.

In order to showcase ongoing work at OHIO within the sustainability theme of Student Life, the seminar also outlined Bobcats Helping Bobcats initiatives, including the Cats’ Cupboard food pantry and Meal Bank program for students experiencing hunger on campus, and the availability of Emergency Microgrants for students facing financial difficulty due to emergency situations or one-time hardships.

Read more at Ohio University News.

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