1. Treat Yourself with Biobased Cosmetics

    Feb 13, 2018

    Our third installment of the Sustainable Substitute series features cosmetic brands that are making a sustainable impact. Just three of many brands looking to make a sustainable difference are LUSH, L’Oréal, and EcoTools.

  2. Bioeconomy Basics: How Humans Have Been Producing Bioproducts For Thousands Of Years

    Feb 5, 2018

    Stone Age Humans began processing plants for medicine around 3300 BC. Ancient Egyptians created some of the earliest paper with materials harvested from the papyrus plant. George Washington planted hemp to be manufactured into ship sails and rope. These are examples that show that humans have been producing and trading bioproducts for thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until recent decades that we realized the value of utilizing plant material for modern industry.

  3. How To Stay Germ Free Using Biobased Products

    Jan 23, 2018

    Our second installment of the Sustainable Substitute series comes in handy in the winter months. Staying germ free and healthy is a priority and if you’re looking for a biobased product to help you this winter, Purell has multiple sustainable hand sanitizer gels.

  4. What I Learned From 2,000 Miles On The Road With The Sustainable World Tour

    Jan 23, 2018

    I was on interstate 70, 500 miles from home, when an SUV full of Buckeye football fans recognized the block-O printed on the back of the Sustainable World Tour van. They honked, waved, and exclaimed, “Go Bucks!” into the frigid wind from the open window of their car as they passed. Although I was far from Columbus, I was able to make a connection with strangers who have common interests to my own. That’s the idea behind the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE).

  5. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Ernesto Zuleta

    Jan 10, 2018

    "I think CABLE will help me achieve a broader perspective about the bioeconomy sector and obtain leadership habits that are necessary for my goals. I think this is a great opportunity!" CABLE is helping Ernesto achieve his goal of becoming an expert in biomass transformation by giving him the leadership skills and professional connections necessary to succeed. Find out what initially attracted Ernesto to the program and how he is capitalizing on the opportunity.

    Q: What university are you attending and what are you studying?

  6. The Sustainable World Tour Van

    On The Road With The Sustainable World Tour

    Dec 18, 2017

    It's time to hit the road! Follow the Sustainable World Tour van as it travels across the country between Christmas and New Years, promoting biobased products and a more sustainable lifestyle. Each day we'll be updating this page with dispatches from the road. Join us as we make stops in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and beyond!

  7. How To Serve A Holiday Meal Using Biobased Products

    Dec 11, 2017

    OBIC is launching a Sustainable Substitute campaign focused on biobased alternatives to household products you use every day. A biobased product is the application of plant-derived resources as an alternative to non-renewable matter.

    Within the campaign, OBIC will showcase biobased products available to consumers in local stores. These items could include anything from household cleaners to office supplies and much more. Each month OBIC will release an educational article that gives in-depth information about bioproducts and answers common bioproduct-related questions.

  8. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Leyla Battista

    Nov 28, 2017

    "The description of the program was intriguing. I had no idea what the bioeconomy was and yet the description of it sounded exactly like the type of work that I find interesting." A curiousity about the emerging bioeconomy led Leyla Battista to CABLE. Now, Leyla opens up about her experience with the program so far and how CABLE is helping her connect to her career goals.

    Q: What university are you attending and what are you studying?

    Leyla: Auburn University. Senior in Biosystems Engineering.

  9. CABLE Attends First Bioeconomy Conference

    Nov 2, 2017

    All aboard! Over 40 Student Delegates, Faculty Mentors, and Leadership Team members of the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) have just returned from ABLC Next, a conference dedicated to the most important issues in the bioeconomy, in San Francisco, California.

  10. Science Of Agriculture 2017 Review

    Oct 27, 2017

    Another successful year of Science of Agriculture is in the books! This was the 16th year of the program hosted by the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. Over the course of two days, October 17-18, we hosted over 700 middle school students from grades 6-8 with a goal igniting student’s passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The courses taught under the Agricultural Education umbrella are essential to students in many ways.