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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Joins the Sustainability Conversation

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joins the conversation about sustainability by recognizing the need to focus on social sustainability. Sustainability encompasses environmental, economical, and social issues, yet oftentimes the environment gains more attention above the other two. It remains important to view the three pillars as integrated as possible and not as separate issues. […]

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