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Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

Beyond Earth Day Starts April 22

Beyond Earth Day Starts next Saturday, April 22! EVENT LINE-UP: (See full event details on the website http://tiny.cc/earth-calendar). SATURDAY, APRIL 22 Earth Day of Service: Times vary by project, Departs from M.U. Lounge (Registration required) https://www.facebook.com/events/1398567143556581/  March for Science: 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Departs from Benton Co. Courthouse, 120 NW 4th St. https://www.facebook.com/events/247128265735703/ Hoo Haa: 2:30 – […]

We’re hiring! Two positions available

**UPDATE! We extended the deadline to 11:59pm May 3! The Sustainability Office is currently recruiting for two student workers to join our awesome team!  One position will focus on the Green Office Certification program, our Carbon Planning process, Eco-Reps, Sustainability Advocates and more.  The other will manage signature events, tabling and other face to face […]

Alternative Break Opportunity: Warm Springs, Oregon

Imagine a better world. Make it happen – this June! 2017 Alternative Break Trip – Zero Week, Monday June 19th to Friday June 23rd Native Voices: Exploring Cultural Engagement, Policy Issues, & Community Well-being in Warm Springs, Oregon Trip Cost: $145  (includes 4 dinners, 1 lunch) – Travel grants available for students with financial need! […]

Beyond Earth Day is coming soon!

Forty-six years ago, the first Earth Day celebration began. On that day at OSU, students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every year since, our annual celebration has been going strong for what will be the 16th consecutive year this year! Beyond Earth […]

RecycleMania results are in! The winner of the 2017 Civil War is…

The winner of the 2017 RecycleMania Civil War is… University of Oregon! While last year’s Civil War was close, this year UO gained a large lead early in the competition, maintaining it until the final week of the competition when OSU managed to narrow the gap. This marks the second year that UO has won […]

The Kilowatt Crackdown has BEGUN

The Kilowatt Crackdown is a month long competition to reduce electricity usage. From April 10 to May 7, five residence halls take on an energy challenge in their hall. Which residence halls are participating? Cauthorn Hall Bloss Hall West Hall Finley Hall Teabeau Hall Hey! I live in one of those halls! What can I do […]