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OSU Master Gardeners: Growing Gardeners Conference

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

  The Oregon Master Gardener Association, in cooperation with Oregon State University Extension service, is holding its Growing Gardeners conference July 13th through July 14th. The gardening symposium, formerly known as Mini College, is taking place at Linfield College in McMinnville and will feature a wide range of speakers and 38 workshop sessions! Keynote Speakers […]

Oregon State receives grant to reduce university food waste

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Oregon State University has been awarded $27,372 from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program to help the university reduce food waste. This money will be used to incorporate LeanPath into the dining hall systems, tracking food waste by amount, type, cause, & cost, and allowing staff to make adjustments to prevent waste in […]

Squashing Food Insecurity! Make A Difference Day

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

On Friday, October 27th, volunteers gathered ~860 pounds of raw squash. Those helping gathered together to cut, puree, and cook all the squash that was then donated to the Human Service Resource Center here at Oregon State. Among the volunteers were members of The Organic Growers Club, Food for Sustainability course students, and the Student Sustainability Initiative. The project […]

SUMMER SUMMIT: Food, Energy and Water Challenges

Friday, June 9th, 2017

  This August natural researches from Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho will gather to address food, energy and water challenges that our region faces. Each university will be represented by members with their own expertise to address the way these issues effect not only environmental health but also economic […]

OSU RECEIVES STARS “GOLD” DESIGNATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS!

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oregon State continues to lead in sustainability efforts among universities after receiving their sixth Gold star designation. STARS, otherwise known as the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System uses the four categories academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration as well as one additional innovation category to gauge campus sustainability. Gold is the second highest rating that a university can […]

May the Fourth Be with You!

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

University Housing and Dining is putting on an event TODAY, May 4th. In honor of the Forth. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner specials inspired by a galaxy far, far away, plus much more! WHO: Open for staff, faculty and students! WHAT: Trivia Questions: test your galactic knowledge Chewbacca Impersonation: Do you speak Wookie? Give it a try. […]

Eco2Go Container Round Up!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Do you spy an Eco2Go container?? Another term is almost to the end! March is working hard to give us some sunshine today. While out and about, please start rounding up any eco2go containers you see in your break rooms, or in places they don’t belong! Please return the boxes to either of the three dining […]

“MUG SHOTS” Coffee Giveaway

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Come get your “Mug Shot” taken with your reusable coffee mug showing your commitment to reducing waste!  RecycleMania has begun. The Sustainability Office is putting on the 2nd annual “Mug Shot” Coffee Giveaway. BRING YOUR OWN MUG and we will see you there for free  fair trade coffee and cocoa! Stop by to learn about other […]

Five Four One: Organic, Local and Delicious

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Located in the McNary Dining Center, the micro restaurant Five Four One started in Fall 2015 and was recently featured on the Food Management blog with the plant-based grain bowl highlighted. The Food Management post recognizes college campuses around the country who are changing the college food menus for the better towards more nutritious and sustainable options. […]

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