Made up of faculty, staff, and students, the HMSC Green Team helps advance environmentally sustainable practices at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Environmental Sustainability at HMSC


HMSC Green Team logo - octopus holding a leafDiscover some of the resources available at HMSC that can help your unit, personnel, and students have a lighter impact on our coast and the planet.

Green Team virtual meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, from 9AM - 10AM. Join online using this Zoom Link

OSU Green Certifications

  •     Are you curious to know how your practices at work impact environmental sustainability?
  •     Is your HMSC lab or office interested in becoming more GREEN?
  •     Do you think your unit can obtain the best score at HMSC?

At our November meeting, we’ll hear from Hatfielders who have gone through the process of obtaining OSU Green Certification designations. We’ll talk about how the process works and share resources that can help you apply for Green Certification for your own HMSC unit. Even if your unit is not part of OSU, you can still use the survey tools and application questions to get great ideas to GREEN your office or lab!   All are welcome.  

This month, get started with your own Green Certification application! Share your progress using #HatfieldEcoChallenge.


Articles of Interest

News You Can Use

styrofoam cupPlastic Foodware Ordinance


single use plastic bag discarded on the groundSingle Use Plastic Bag Ban

straw found discarded on a beachPlastic Straws Ban



Offset your Carbon Emissions
The Sustainability Office has created a request form for OSU units to offset carbon emissions from both ground transportation and air travel. To learn more about carbon offsets and the new voluntary program, visit the OSU travel carbon offsets page.

What words come to mind when you think of environmental sustainability at HMSC?