OUR MISSION is to support a viable socio-ecological future through applied academic research.

We specialize in interdisciplinary research, employing theory and methods from behavioral and decision sciences: sociology, psychology, communication, economics, and political science.Our methods

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    Campus Sustainability Survey Report Now Available

    Aug 28, 2019

    When it comes to sustainability, Ohio State students continue to raise ambitions in their knowledge and their actions.

    A fall 2018 survey of 20,500 undergraduate students by the university’s Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS) Lab found that engagement in pro-environmental behaviors has increased by almost 30% since the last major data collection in 2014, while knowledge of sustainability-related topics increased by 10%.