1. Ohio State Launches New Housing Learning Community Focused on Sustainability

    Sep 10, 2014

    SUSTAINS (Students Understanding Sustainability and Taking Action to Improve Nature and Society) is targeted at undergraduates studying or interested in the environment and focuses on helping students to explore and engage with sustainability topics. The community was developed through a partnership between Ohio State University Housing, AEDE, SENR, and CFAES.

  2. Environmental Policy Initiative Announces Summer 2014 Research Grant Winners

    Jun 9, 2014

    Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative, which is directed by Professor Brent Sohngen, offers a yearly summer research grant for OSU graduate students who are preparing doctoral dissertation proposals for work in environmental policy. This year’s award was given to Elizabeth Gardiner from the Department of Anthropology; Chris Hartmann from the Department of Geography; and Nicholas Irwin from AEDE.

  3. Scholarship Donors Offer Students the Opportunity to Study Sustainability on Andros Island

    May 27, 2014

    Destiny Allen and Celina Laframboise, students in Ohio State's EEDS program, will spend one week this summer on Andros Island, located in the Bahamas, studying the island environment due to the generosity of several local green-business owners. Steve Grossman, President and CEO of Creative Green Marketing, and Meg MacLeod, from, recently gifted the trip to Ohio State.

  4. Ohio State Researchers Help to Author the U.S. National Climate Assessment Report

    May 21, 2014

    Every four years, the U.S. federal government commissions the U.S. National Climate Assessment to examine the effects of climate change on the world around us. The final product is delivered to the President and Congress. Professor Brent Sohngen served as a co-author for the forestry chapter of this year's report.


  5. Momentive and Ohio State Students Partner for Sustainability Study

    May 6, 2014

    During the Spring 2014 semester, Columbus-based Momentive, a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, partnered with Dr. Neil Drobny’s sustainability in business class for Ohio State EEDS (Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability) majors to provide students with hands-on business experience.

  6. Ohio State Research Shows Substantial Link Between State-level Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards and Reduced Carbon Emissions

    May 2, 2014

    New research by Samantha Sekar, a former AEDE graduate student, and Professor Brent Sohngen finds that state-level implementation of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) in the U.S. reduced national carbon emissions by 4 percent in 2010, with more substantial reductions expected in the future.

  7. Students Offer Sustainability Solutions to Mayor Coleman’s Green Team

    Apr 28, 2014

    Students in “Assessing Sustainability: Project Experience” (ENR 4567), which is co-taught by Elena Irwin and Gregory Hitzshusen, recently presented their research to the City of Columbus’ Mayor’s Green Team. The work conducted by the students will contribute to the development of the Green Team’s “Green Memo III” which is the city’s next five-year plan for sustainability that the Mayor will unveil in 2015. 

  8. AEDE to Partner on New Sustainability Learning Community with OSU Housing

    Apr 16, 2014

    In Autumn 2014, a new Ohio State learning community, Students Understanding Sustainability and Taking Action to Improve Nature and Society (SUSTAINS), will launch on the Ohio State campus with support from AEDE. Students interested in becoming a member of the SUSTAINS Learning Community must complete a Learning Community Application by May 2, 2014. 

  9. Ohio State Economists Discuss Sustainable Development at Discovery Themes Lecture/COMPAS Conference

    Apr 9, 2014

    AEDE's Elena Irwin and Ian Sheldon participated in a panel discussion with economist Jeffrey D. Sachs during the Ohio State University Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) conference on April 4th. They shared their thoughts on sustainable development at the special event, which more than 1,000 people attended. 

  10. Ohio State Economists to Discuss Sustainable Development at Conference with Jeffrey Sachs

    Mar 30, 2014

    AEDE's Elena Irwin and Ian Sheldon will discuss sustainable development at a panel discussion with Jeffrey Sachs April 4 during the annual Ohio State University Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) conference. The event is free and open to the public.