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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 […]

Campus Resource Spotlight: the Oregon State Human Resource Center Food Pantry

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

This week we would like to highlight a resource that not many people know about – the Oregon State Human Resource Center food pantry. The food pantry is an amazing place to go if you are suffering from food insecurity, having a tough time financially, or just need a little bit of help. All you […]

Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

What an eventful day at the Sustainability Street Fair yesterday! Thanks to everyone who braved the stormy weather and came by our booth to learn about sustainability and try out our new bike generator!

Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Join Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative, the Sustainability Office and others today at the Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability.  Our annual event this time takes place in the Brick Mall just north of the SEC Plaza.  Take a stroll through the Fair and celebrate sustainability with us between 12 and 4pm. Come meet your local […]

Now Hiring Eco-Representatives!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Attention resident students! Want to get paid for doing sustainability outreach and education in your residence hall?  This is a one of a kind employment opportunity!  Prior experience great, but not required. University Housing & Dining Services, Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative and the OSU Sustainability Office are currently recruiting this year’s Eco-Reps.  Eco-Reps […]

SSI Professional Development Grant Recipient: Kendall Conroy

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Recipient of the SSI Professional Development Grant, Kendall Conroy, has been conducting a parallel research on engineered wood products. In collaboration with Dr. Mariapaloa, Dr. Chris Knowles from Oregon State she also worked with Dr. Manja Kuzman from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She recently attended a conference in Vancouver, Canada to present on this research. This […]

Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Recap

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

About a week ago, four students from Oregon State University took a trip up to Spokane Washington to attend the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. This was a two-day long event held at Gonzaga University. There were numerous speakers, which included faculty and students from numerous Universities in the surrounding area. About half of the […]

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