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Oregon State staff address “Wicked Problems”.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Oregon State Scholars publish a new book, “New Strategies for Wicked Problems: Science and Solutions in the 21st Century”, a look into current problems that our society confronts on social, economic, political and environmental topics. This book is a series of articles that addresses these issues and proposes an assortment of problem-solving methodologies to confront […]

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 […]

The Kilowatt Crackdown has BEGUN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Kilowatt Crackdown is a month long competition to reduce electricity usage. From April 10 to May 7, five residence halls take on an energy challenge in their hall. Which residence halls are participating? Cauthorn Hall Bloss Hall West Hall Finley Hall Teabeau Hall Hey! I live in one of those halls! What can I do […]

EVENT: Climate Conversations

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Do you remember learning about the fundamentals of climate science before coming to OSU? Unfortunately, the answer for many will be “No.” In a survey of roughly 1,500 middle and high school science teachers, only 75% said they talked about climate change in class, and the ones who did only touched on the subject for […]

So You Think You Know Climate?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Test your climate science knowledge, and maybe learn some new things along the way, with these 10 challenging climate questions. Answers will be posted on our Twitter. (No cheating!). Post your score with hashag #OSUClimateQuiz on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to win a reusable chicobag!  Which activity produces the highest amount of CO2 emissions? Driving a passenger […]

Your Energy Conservation Guide for Winter

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Keep your energy bill – and your emissions – low this winter with these energy saving tips! Heating bill through the roof? Try this instead! Open your curtains during the day to let in natural heat from the sun, then close them at night to keep heat locked in. Try bundling up in a cozy […]

Toyota of Corvallis: Grand Opening September 29th, 2016

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Come tour Toyota of Corvallis new LEED Platinum, Net Zero facilities at their grand opening this Thursday, September 29th. About a month ago, the OSU Sustainability Office was invited to the presentation all about the building where the architects and designers spoke. Details abut the building are in a previous blog post here. This Thursday is open […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Nick Somnitz

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Here’a another edition of our Alumni Profiles Project ! Check out what our alumni have been up to since graduation and see what a difference they’ve made in solving global challenges! This profile is all about Nick Somnitz, a 2012 graduation of both Construction Engineering Management and Business & Enterpreneurship! Nick previously worked for the Sustainability Office as the Energy Project […]

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