1. The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer Signs-Off on Another Great County Fair Tour

    Oct 1, 2019

    Over the past 5 months, our staff has been on the road for tens of hours, driving hundreds of miles, talking to thousands of Ohioans, all about ONE small, but mighty, bean. The 2019 Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer program brought interactive bioeconomy education to five of Ohio’s great county fairs. Our team traveled to Paulding, Crawford, Union, Darke, and Morrow counties to speak with consumers about the emerging bioeconomy and soy-based technologies.

  2. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum

    Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum: Round 2

    Jul 30, 2019

    Every year, around the first week of June, school-busses and vans flood the rural backroads of Carroll County, Ohio, shuttling student leaders from all around the state to the banks of Leesville Lake, where they will attend Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. The National FFA Organization seeks to develop the future leaders in science, business, technology, and Agriculture. FFA Members from Ohio’s 315 local chapters can attend one of five general camp sessions where they will participate in leadership development, conservation education, and outdoor recreation activities.

  3. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer at West Fest 2019

    West Fest

    May 23, 2019

    On May 18th, the Ohio State University’s West Campus welcomed visitors to celebrate scientific progress and sustainability, while providing a stage for participating departments and community partners to showcase their work. The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer fit well within the mission of the event, as we again introduced consumers to the benefits of a biobased lifestyle. We also introduced a new activity at this event: Biobased Bubbles. In addition to our bioproducts identification activity, we allowed consumers to see our mission in action.

  4. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer at COSI

    COSI Science Festival: Big Science Celebration

    May 23, 2019

    Spring downpours did not stop the Columbus community from making a big turnout at the COSI Big Science Celebration. On Saturday, May 4th, we conducted our Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer activities with community members and provided an interactive introduction to sustainability, the soybean industry, and the emerging bioeconomy. The COSI Big Science Celebration was the perfect setting to introduce the public to biobased and soy-based products.

  5. Sustainable World Tour Van at Ohio FFA Convention

    Blue and Gold to Scarlet and Gray

    May 16, 2019

    On Thursday, May 2nd, we welcomed a sea of blue jackets to West Campus for the Blue & Gold to Scarlet & Gray event. This event is designed for high school students traveling to Columbus for the Ohio FFA Convention. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is among the largest youth organizations in the United States. This organization is based in career technical education and prioritizes preparing youth to be leaders within the agriculture industry.

  6. Sustainable World Tour Van

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Back Again for 2019

    May 16, 2019

    Through the support of the Ohio Soybean Council, the OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center at the Ohio State University will continue its education and outreach program, the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer, throughout the summer of 2019. This program reaches a wide audience through our mobile platform, delivering an interactive display to various STEM-based events, youth camps, and county fairs throughout the state. Participants will have the chance to interact with biobased and soy-based products while learning about the positive impact they have on sustainability and the American economy.

  7. Sustainable Kitchenware

    Feb 27, 2019

    The time for New Year’s resolutions may have passed, but warmer weather is quickly approaching, and for many that means continuing to exercise and eat healthy. At OBIC, we want “consumers to feel good about the products they use, the companies they support, and the environment they leave behind.” Here are some ways to reach your health goals while reducing plastic waste in the kitchen.

  8. Biobased Healthcare

    Jan 28, 2019

    Nowadays, many news outlets are reporting on the “plastic straw ban” sweeping across America. Consumers boycott disposable items like straws and cups to end the era of single-use plastic. While mainstream media focuses on the harmful effects of plastic straws, we are not considering other major environmental polluters such as the healthcare industry.

  9. Sustainable Construction Materials

    Nov 29, 2018

    When thinking about sustainability, the three big R’s come to mind: reducing, reusing, and recycling. However, this makes it easy to overlook how we can be sustainable in other aspects of life. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that residential and commercial building contributes up to 40% of landfill wastes, and 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions are linked to the construction industry. In 2015, the United Nations gathered in Paris to unite our efforts of combating global climate change.

  10. Access To Biobased Cleaning Supplies

    Nov 16, 2018

    It's 11:30pm on a Sunday night, you look around your house and think about all the time you should’ve spent cleaning over the weekend. The Sunday scaries start to get the best of you and the urge to clean overcomes your lack of ambition; we’ve all been there.

    You reach under the sink for some pine-scented remedy for your mess, and to your dismay, you realize that you’ve exhausted your inventory of cleaning supplies. It’s too late to run to the store, but the thought of waking up Monday morning to a disheveled interior is overwhelming.