Starker Lecture Series: Indigenous Foresty
The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on tribal forestry with a film, three lectures and a capstone field trip. Topics include indigenous forest and subsistence practices, the history and future of tribal forestry in Oregon, and how “first foods” such as fish, berries and big game drive forest […]
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 tonight! Starting at 5:00 PM and going until 6:30 PM in Student Experience Center Room 206 (aka the Center for Civic Engagement office), our weekly meetings will happen each Thursday of the term until March 14th. Join the club to meet […]
Affordable Clean Energy Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposal called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule in order to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and fulfill the Trump administration’s goals concerning climate policy and the coal industry. The Clean Power Plan was a moderate attempt at slowing anthropogenic climate change, that climate scientists, policy makers, […]
Communities, Food, Resilience
Communities, Food, Resilience is a seminar hosted by OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the OSU Extension Service, and OSU150 to converse about and reflect on local food systems, community food resilience, and the role of land grant universities. The event will consist of keynote presentations, followed by examples and discussion of systems-level work on community […]
OSU Faculty Members are Lead Authors of new IPCC (Climate Change) Report
What is the IPCC? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988, is the “international body for assessing the science related to climate change.” Its purpose is to provide policymakers with assessments of the scientific literature on climate change, the impacts […]
US-Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity and Contributes to Extinction
What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. A single species is insignificant in the sense that it is one of billions, but it is actually of supreme importance, due to the interdependence of all life. We call this interdependence of life and its physical environment an ecosystem. An ecosystem can range […]
Ecological Engineering in Action!
A simplified diagram of one specific ecosystem. Since Oregon State University is often associated with both natural resource management and engineering, it should be no surprise that we have a very active Ecological Engineering program. To understand what ecological engineering is, it helps to be acquainted with the concept of an ecosystem, and the study […]
The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)
The second annual Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference is February 25th through February 27th at the University of Washington! Last year was the first year that the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference and the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference merged, forming WOHESC. The first WOHESC (2018) was a huge success, with over 600 […]
Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative Workshop
Water is a prerequisite for life, but currently over 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water. Water crises affect 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of each year. Scarcity is usually caused by climate change, increased pollution, and increased human demand for fresh water. Water scarcity is a […]
New Pac-12 Team Green!
This year’s Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, at University of Colorado Boulder, resulted in some very exciting news! Unifi, Inc. and the Pac-12 Conference announced their long-term partnership in which Unifi will sponsor the annual Pac-12 Sustainability Conference and serve as the founding partner for the new Pac-12 Team Green. Richard Gerstein, Executive Vice President of premium […]