Join our first fundraising initiative focused on carbon emissions!
The Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU Sustainability Office and the OSU Foundation have launched the university’s first fundraising effort focused on reducing university carbon emissions. Addressing climate change means setting ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals – and doing everything we can to meet them! So, for the first time ever, we are partnering […]
CEOAS/Environmental Sciences Club Green Office Certified!
Congratulations to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences on earning the bronze-level Green Office Certification! The Oregon State Environmental Sciences Club tackled the Green Office Certification survey as a club project, on behalf of CEOAS. Thank you to the many members of the Environmental Sciences Club that contributed to gathering and inputting data […]
FREE Green Office Certification Workshop!
ATTENTION ALL OSU EMPLOYEES: The OSU Sustainability Office is hosting a FREE workshop offering hands-on help to employees who want to start their Certification survey. Join us at noon on September 5th, lunch provided! There is no better time or place to get started! Multiple staff will be available for one-on-one assistance, so completing the […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Adventures of the OSU Solar Trailer
Oregon State’s Solar Trailer, which is outfitted with an 1800-watt solar array and 25 kilowatt-hours of battery storage, spends its days traveling around OSU and the community powering local events. This past weekend (July 14th and 15th), the Solar Trailer got to hang out at one of its favorite events, the Oregon Country Fair. It […]
New York City Publishes Voluntary Sustainability Progress Report to UN
On Wednesday, New York City became the first city in the world to report its progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2015, 193 countries agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals created by the UN; the SDGs are broad sustainability goals that encompass topics like environmental justice, poverty, and inequality and successful […]
OSU-Cascades Researcher Awarded $2 Million for Developing Water Desalination Technology
Over than 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. Just yesterday (July 1st), gunfire broke out at riot due to […]
Sustainable Engineering: Better Batteries Required for Renewable Energy
Human dependence on fossil fuels is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that are damaging Earth’s atmosphere and contributing to climate change across the globe. Fortunately, advances in renewable energy extraction, such as wind and solar energy, are bringing us closer to breaking free from fossil fuels and the negative externalities that they […]