Sustain OHIO essay competition now open

Ohio University will be hosting an essay competition called Sustain OHIO in which students have the opportunity to share their innovative ideas for how to create a more sustainable campus. Participants can make suggestions through a variety of ways, both discussing technology Ohio University currently has or technology that has not yet been utilized. Participants are encouraged to review page seven of the Ohio University Sustainability Plan when forming ideas.

Rules of participation:

  • Must be currently enrolled at Ohio University
  • Essay must contain 300-500 words; significantly over or under will not be evaluated
  • Entries should include name, year in school, and major
  • Essays must be submitted to

Faculty, staff and students will judge the competition. Participants’ essays will be evaluated on clarity, creativity, potential to implement, economic impact and environmental impact. Cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100 will be awarded to first, second and third place entries respectively.

The deadline to submit essays is Friday, March 24, 2017. Any questions regarding the competition can be directed to


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