One More Color to Ohio State University's Identity
Scarlet and gray have always been Ohio State University's colors. Game days bear witness to a sea of red and gray jerseys that make the streets and the football stadium pulsate in waves of red.
Although green is not a color in OSU's logo, it is very much part of the university's environmental ethos.
The Scarlet, Gray and Green initiative covers recycling, parking, flex-fuel usage in all vehicles employed by the university, down to solar-powered pay-n-display machines. Obviously, there are numerous ways a university can operate in an eco-friendly manner, reduce waste, and manage waste efficiently.
The program also made it possible for OSU's Campus Bus Service (CABS) to earn the Ohio Green Fleet designation. CABS received a one star green fleet certification from the Ohio Green Fleets Program on August 13, 2009. The Ohio Green Fleets program recognizes fleets that have made significant progress in reducing their emissions and petroleum use.
Having a program like Scarlet, Gray and Green makes OSU a positive example to other universities. Educational institutions, no matter how small or big, can make positive and significant changes that will both educate the young as well as protect the environment.