First Delaware Watershed Festival

The first annual Watershed Festival was held at Mingo Park (in Delaware, Ohio) on June 21, 2014.

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The first annual Watershed Festival was held at Mingo Park (in Delaware, Ohio) on June 21, 2014.

Festival “booths will be on sediment control, rain garden demonstrations, we‚Äôll have volunteers taking groups down to the Olentangy River, discussing water quality aspects of the Olentangy and the benefits it provides the City of Delaware.‚ÄĚ

For more details click on the link below :

http://delgazette.com/news/home_top-news/3330873/City-to-hold-first-Watershed-Festival

 

Sagan National Colloquium 2013: Climate Change

The 2013 Sagan National Colloquium brought experts to campus with backgrounds from various disciplines to talk about Climate Change for students, faculty, and community members.

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The Sagan National Colloquium at OWU, annually explores issues of national and international significance from multiple educational angles. The Colloquium forges links between liberal arts learning and the lifelong civic art of informed, involved citizenship. The 2013 Sagan National Colloquium brought experts to campus with backgrounds from various disciplines to talk about Climate Change for students, faculty, and community members. From artists to mathematicians, each have their own unique perspective and all show that Climate Change is a large and important issue that cannot be solved by one approach alone.

 

 

Living on Campus: The Tree House

SLUs (small living units) offer opportunities for a small group of OWU students interested in particular topics and issues to create a small community and live together in a themed house. The environmentally themed SLU, the Tree House, is a great place for environmentally minded sophomores, juniors, and seniors to live.

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SLUs (small living units) offer opportunities for a small group of OWU students interested in particular topics and issues to create a small community and live together in a themed house. The environmentally themed SLU, the Tree House, is a great place for environmentally minded sophomores, juniors, and seniors to live.  Live in a tight-knit, green community with people who care about making a positive impact on our world.

More information on small living units and OWU housing: http://reslife.owu.edu/livingInASLU.php

Preservation Parks in Delaware County, Ohio

Preservation Parks in Delaware County, Ohio, consists of ten ecologically significant parks, all open to the public.

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Preservation Parks in Delaware County, Ohio, consists of ten ecologically significant parks, all open to the public.

“Our goals are to preserve green space in our rapidly developing county and to provide environmental education to its residents. Because parks add value to our quality of life, Preservation Parks is committed to continuing to acquire and develop additional areas which can enrich the lives and provide clean, safe places for recreation and relaxation for all members of our community.” (source)

More information at: http://www.preservationparks.com/

Wetlands in the Delaware, Ohio Area

Delaware County, Ohio has many ecologically important wetlands, some with ongoing OWU research projects.

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Delaware County, Ohio has many ecologically important wetlands, some with ongoing OWU research projects. Local wetlands include those behind Glenwood Commons, the Kensington Park Rain Gardens, the Bio-Swale at Stratford Woods and the Wetland Retention Pond at Delaware Community Center YMCA.

More information on Delaware area wetlands here.

Sustainable Dining at OWU

See how OWU’s dining services have become more sustainable. Find out how your eating habits contribute to your carbon footprint, how to support local agriculture, and more:

Sustainability

See how OWU’s dining services have become more sustainable. Find out how your eating habits contribute to your carbon footprint, how to support local agriculture, and¬†more:

http://www.dineoncampus.com/owu/show.cfm?cmd=sustainability