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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 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 down on emissions. 95% of Employees […]

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 […]

The Valley Library gets the Gold!

Congratulations to The Valley Library on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with The Valley Library on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Participating in a department composting program. Setting all library computers to print double-sided as a […]

We can all celebrate Earth Day during quarantine

It’s officially Earth Month! This year, April 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day, a day in 1970 when over 10% of the U.S. population took to the streets in protest of environmental degradation and the modern environmental movement was born. This protest spurred the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency […]

The Sustainability Office is 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 for three positions:  CLOSED: Graphic Design Student Design print media such as posters, brochures […]

Tips and Tricks for a Green Holiday Season!

The holidays are always a merry time full of family, friends, and cheer but lurking not far behind comes an increase in waste and higher bills. These all take a toll on the environment and get repeated across the world year after year! To help you have the most sustainable holiday season, we’ve compiled some […]

Join the Waste Watchers Club at their Winter term weekly meetings!

Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! Winter term meetings begin January 7th! Starting at 6:00 PM and going until 7:30 PM in Student Experience Center Room 250, our weekly meetings will happen each Tuesday of the term, except March 3rd, until March 10th. Join the club to meet fellow heroes who […]

The OSU Sustainability Office is Hiring!

Did you hear? The Sustainability Office is hiring! We’re looking for a part-time student employee (10-15hrs/week) to work with campus stakeholders to support policies and actions that reduce OSU’s carbon footprint! Anyone with experience advocating for tangible changes, a desire to work through campus processes at the highest level, and a commitment to making OSU […]

The Honors College Earns Silver!

Congratulations to the Oregon State University Honors College on earning the silver-level Green Office Certification! We were first reached out to by a dedicated Honors College student employee who had heard about the Green Office Certification and wanted to know how he could complete it. In partnership with one of the Honors College Graduate Teaching […]