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Fall and Frights the Waste Watchers Way

As we step into the new season of fall, it’s important to find ways to reduce your waste at home. From getting into the Halloween spirit, to fighting the scariest monster of all –food waste– here are some tips to help you reduce your waste this fall by getting crafty in the kitchen, composting, and […]

We’re Hiring!

The Sustainability Office is recruiting for student employees! Join a committed team by applying for one of these coveted student worker positions that help make OSU more sustainable – both behind the scenes and front and center! We are currently recruiting a Software Guru and Eco-reps. Software Guru: Interested in software development and sustainability? We’re currently […]

PMEL Helium Isotope Lab gets Copper Certified!

Congratulations to the PMEL Helium Isotope Lab on earning the Copper-level Green Lab Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with the PMEL Helium Isotope Lab on ways to make their space more sustainable, and they’ve done an amazing job! Some highlights from their results include: Using CFL and LED light bulbs for all task lighting and […]

Geomicrobiology Lab wins Copper!

Congratulations to the Geomicrobiology Lab on earning the Copper-level Green Lab Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with the Geomicrobiology Lab on ways to make their space more sustainable, and they’ve done an amazing job! Some highlights from their results include: Using Energy Star rated freezers; Ensuring that all overhead lighting has LED or CFL bulbs; […]

The Goni Lab wins Gold!

Congratulations to Goni Lab on earning the Gold-level Green Lab Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with Goni Lab on ways to make their space more sustainable, and they’ve done an amazing job! Some highlights from their results include: Using Energy Star certified computer backup power units; Inspecting all freezers and fridges in the […]

PacWave gets Gold!

Congratulations to PacWave on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! PacWave, PMEC, and OCCRI have been working in collaboration with each other and with the Sustainability Office on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Configuring electronics settings so that all devices turn off or […]

The Pacific Marine Energy Center gets Gold!

Congratulations to the Pacific Marine Energy Center on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! PMEC, PacWave and OCCRI have been working in collaboration with each other and with the Sustainability Office on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Using power strips with an occupancy […]

The Great Move-Out Results

Official results are in: OSU residents donated 3,763 pounds  –  1.9 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! Despite the fact that our typical Move-Out procedures were altered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Recycling and Surplus Property were still able to offer residents the opportunity to donate their belongings as an alternative […]

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute gets Gold!

Congratulations to the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with OCCRI, in collaboration with PMEC and PacWave, on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Using teleconference technology to reduce travel and cut […]

University Events Wins Copper!

Congratulations to University Events on earning the copper-level Green Office Certification! They have been hard at work ‘greening’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Providing reusable dishes and silverware for employees. Utilizing OSU Surplus to find and dispose of office furniture and other items. Consolidating office orders […]