Archive for October, 2009

Sustainability Office Partners with Academic Units

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Our students are OSU’s greatest resource. Not only because they are the future, but also because they are intensely interested in how the campus is operated.
Due to this ever-increasing interest, the Sustainability Office has begun a series of pilot partnerships with various academic units. In these partnerships, we offer students an opportunity for [...]

The Four Day Work-week

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I’ve been asked a few times by administrators to investigate what energy savings OSU might see if we shifted to a 4 day workweek (each day 10 hours).  I don’t plan on posting my rather lengthy response here unless someone requests it.  But the short answer is, there is indeed some net energy savings potential [...]

New Website Launched!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The new OSU Sustainability website went live moments ago, and we’re still working through some issues and have some minor cleanup/fixing to do over the next few days, so please bear with us!
Along with much of OSU, we made the switch to using Drupal to maintain and expand our website.  Honestly, I was reluctant to [...]

Campus Sustainability Day 2009

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Hello everybody,
For the past seven years, the Society for College and University Planning has planned a major webcast in October, when many colleges and universities celebrate their sustainability initiatives. I’m particularly excited about the program this year, because of the cross-section of panelists, and the program moderator is Andy Revkin, science editor for The New [...]