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Workshop: Telling the Stories of Radiation Exposure

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is a decommissioned nuclear production complex located by the Columbia River in Hanford, Washington. The site was established in 1943 and the final reactor, N reactor, operated until 1987. Hanford Nuclear Reservation was created under the Manhattan Project, the U.S. led research and development project that produced […]

Life-changing Learning

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

While bookwork in the classroom is the core of a college education, experiential learning outside of the classroom is also necessary to inspire students and truly prepare them for entering the workforce. It should be no surprise that many college graduates lack confidence as they transition from college to careers, because they have been working […]

Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the new science on Fracking

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

On May 14th at 7pm, the Spring Creek Project is hosting Sandra Steingraber, who will be performing her lecture, Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the new science on Fracking, at the Whiteside Theatre. Steingraber will discuss the scientific literature that shows a strong link between fracking and cancer as well as the […]

Energy Matters – Our Relationship with the Energy Industry

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Terra Magazine has released a new article detailing “our contentious relationship with the energy industry”. In this article: Energy Matters by Nick Houtman, we explore the research of Hilary Boudet on the use of energy data for conservation purposes. Boudet has been exploring these issues for years, learning about how energy projects are described and debated by industry and […]

OSU Community Dialogues

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) and Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) are excited to announce the launch of the Community Dialogues! The Community Dialogues are a once-per-term event which “seeks to cultivate connection and deep learning through exploration of critical and contentious issues“. The program utilizes a National Issues Forum Model which aims to engage participants in dialogues that: Create a […]

Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU Campus

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Seniors in chemical, biological, and environmental engineering at Oregon State University can culminate their experience with a senior project. This year, a 2017 Senior Capstone Project Report by OSU students (CBEE 416) working with David Eckert of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has released a “Comparative Analysis of Stormwater Pollutant Loads Mitigated by Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU […]

OSU Permaculture Design Certificate Program

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Returning this January is the Oregon State Exclusive Permaculture Design Certificate Program, a course designed to guide participants through development of their own regenerative landscape designs. Led by Andrew Millison and his team, Permaculture design is “an ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, permaculture design […]

Spring Creek Project: Residency Applications

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Spring Creek Project hosts two writing residencies in the spring–the Collaborative Residency at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek and the Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. For those interested in these positions, residency applications are due December 1st. Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency This residency is part of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program, […]

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A recent issue of BioScience has revealed the severity of negative trends in certain types of environmental harm and their impact on human well-being. The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries. Among the negative 25-year global trends noted in […]

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