The Ohio State University at Marion

Someone will find their passion for the environment

Morgan DeWitt came to Ohio State Marion to work toward an Ohio State degree in English. What she quickly found in addition was a passion for making the campus, the community, and the world around her greener and more sustainable. DeWitt was inspired by reading Ohio State’s 2015 freshman common book, “The Good Food Revolution,” by Will Allen. Allen’s concepts of creating healthier and more sustainable food sources hit home with DeWitt and she quickly found her place at Ohio State.

“It opened my eyes to how much we humans waste, how much of a difference we can make if we change to a sustainable lifestyle,” said DeWitt.

DeWitt is now involved in two clubs on campus, both of which she spearheaded when she came to campus. Moccasins is a sustainability club and she founded the student publication, Study Break.

“With the sustainability club, our goal is to eventually grow vegetables and things to give back to the community and collect seeds to give to the community so they can start their own gardens,” Dewitt explained.

“I just really believe in giving back to the community and giving back to the world, I guess,” she said. “I really like to plant things. I guess you could say I have a green thumb; it’s just something I really like to do.”

“My professors here have really inspired me to want to become a professor someday, so I’d like to give people the same experience that I had here by being able to help other people find their passion.”

In her short time at Ohio State Marion, this sophomore English major has planted and cared for over 100 trees and companion plants on campus and in the community. According to DeWitt, she hopes to inspire more students to the message of sustainability, help feed the community, and give back to the environment.