Sustainability Institute Launches Inaugural Cohort of Exploratory Research Groups

The Sustainability Institute (SI), in collaboration with other units and programs on campus, aims to support researchers from across the university in growing collaborative, interdisciplinary teams focused on sustainability or resilience topics. The SI is launching its inaugural cohort of exploratory research groups (ERGs) – each led by an Ohio State faculty member or seasoned researcher. Enrollment in these groups is open to any faculty, researchers, or interested staff at Ohio State. Some of the topics that may be of interest to Extension educators include the energy grid for the future, emerging pollutants (that will focus on water), resilient infrastructure, teleworking and the environment, or race and sustainability with a focus on racial disparities in health outcomes. Learn more and check out links to each of the ERGs online at