Ohio State University joins coalition dedicated to achieving climate change

The Ohio State University has joined “the newly launched University Climate Change Coalition,” a group that has “committed to mobilize resources and expertise to accelerate local and regional climate action in partnership with businesses,” Cleveland.com reports. The “13 leading research universities” in the coalition “have pledged to reduce their institutions’ carbon footprints,” according to the article. Additionally, goals for each member “include convening a climate-change forum to bring together community and business leaders, elected officials and others.” Ohio State has planned a “two-day, climate-change awareness event on May 18 and 19 to showcase research and feature a community technology and science festival.” The university’s public-private energy management agreement (see our April 12, 2017 blog post) “includes a commitment to modernize the 485 buildings on the Columbus campus.” For more, read the full article