What is YOUR Buckeye Footprint?
Become Green Buckeye Certified
The OSU Extension administrative office has been recognized as a Green Buckeye Certified office, and all OSU Extension offices are encouraged to do the same. You’ll be in good company…the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, OSU Extension – Mahoning County, and OSU Extension – Cuyahoga County 4-H Youth Development are already Green Buckeye Certified offices.
"Why become certified?
- Support Ohio State’s sustainability goals by increasing awareness and inspiring action.
- Encourage co-workers to reduce energy consumption, increase recycling, and improve efficiency.
- Communicate that your office is certified by the university to be an environmentally supportive office.
"Students, faculty, and staff have a significant influence on sustainable practices at Ohio State through everyday activities in the office, education in the classroom, and attitudes around campus. The Green Buckeye Certification recognizes offices, departments, and faculty who incorporate sustainable practices in our community. In addition, the Green Buckeye Certification creates a roadmap for those actively wanting to reduce waste, conserve energy, and become more environmentally friendly.
"The certification covers areas such as communication and education, energy efficiency and conservation, recycling and waste reduction, water conservation, and purchasing. To become certified, 85 percent of the actions on the application must be accomplished for 85 percent of the colleagues in the office or department. Individuals can also become certified.
"The second phase of the certification initiated in spring 2014 looks to follow up on and build from the successes of initial implementation. A new health and wellness section and increased standards for existing sections set the bar a little bit higher as Ohio State works to become a more sustainability-conscious institution." Review this information and the complete list of current Green Buckeye Certified offices (as of March 2014) at http://go.osu.edu/greenbuckeye.
Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium
Ohio State is also setting a new standard for collegiate stadium recycling. Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to achieve zero waste, which refers to diverting 90% or more of materials from the landfill by recycling and composting. Visit http://sustainability.osu.edu for more information.