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OSU in the Sustainable Campus Index 2018!

What are AASHE and STARS? The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a coalition comprised of over 900 higher education institutions, businesses, and other organizations; it exists to support higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students as they “lead the global sustainability transformation.” AASHE aims to contribute to a more […]

Environment Oregon: Prevent Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution Plastic pollution is one of the greatest anthropogenic threats to wildlife; this is because plastic takes far longer to decompose than other materials like aluminum or paper. Most plastics take about 450 years to decompose, while polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) never fully decomposes! Thus, these plastics remain in the ecosystem, where wildlife […]

Volunteer at the HSRC Food Pantry!

What is the HSRC Food Pantry? The HSRC Food Pantry is a Human Services Resource Center program that distributes food to limited-income individuals and families via their shopping-style days, Fresh Food Fridays, and food boxes. The HSRC Food Pantry is located at 1030 SW Madison Avenue in the building called Avery House (also called Avery […]

Beyond Earth Day: A Week in Summary

Last week, from April 20th to the 27th, ASOSU, CCE, SSI, Campus Recycling, and the Sustainability Office hosted Beyond Earth Day, an annual celebration put on by OSU and the greater Corvallis community. The program hoped to offer engaging events focused on “sustainable earth ecosystems, social progress and justice, and a healthy economy”, with a diverse group […]

Meet the Waste Watchers Club at their upcoming Meet ‘n’ Eat!

Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! The OSU Waste Watchers club will be holding their termly Meet ‘n’ Eat where you are encouraged to stop by, eat pizza and meet people who share your interests in sustainability, while learning about the group and ways you can get involved to reduce […]

2018 MLK Day of Service, Saturday January 13th

Start 2018 contributing to your community! Registration for the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday January 13th is now open! Students, faculty, staff, and their partners and children are all invited to participate in OSU’s largest day of service of the year. Projects will take place at various times throughout the […]

Make a Difference Day, October 28

Join Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement for this year’s Make a Difference Day 2017, happening on Saturday, October 28! Make a Difference Day is a nationally recognized day of service where thousands of people across the country work to improve their community. Join us to learn about and contribute to […]

Day of Caring Service Day

Registration for the Center for Civic Engagement’s (CCE) Day of Caring Service Projects on Saturday May 20th is now OPEN! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Choose from various service projects. Check-in will be on campus in the MU Lounge with transportation provided from there. These projects allow […]

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 […]