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Ready for move out? Help OSU reach its 2017 goal during the end of the year Move Out Donation Drive!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Did you know that last year we diverted about 23,000 lbs of material from the landfill and gave it to local non-profits? This year we’re hoping to reach 28,000 lbs, and you can help!

2040 Thriving Communities: REPORT OUT

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Some Oregon State groups participated in listening sessions regarding Benton County 2040, and now it is time to share from results from those responses. The Benton County 2040 Thriving Communities Council is hosting five events in May to share nearly 9,000 responses from more than 3,400 people over the past few months. The 2040 Council’s […]

May the Fourth Be with You!

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

University Housing and Dining is putting on an event TODAY, May 4th. In honor of the Forth. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner specials inspired by a galaxy far, far away, plus much more! WHO: Open for staff, faculty and students! WHAT: Trivia Questions: test your galactic knowledge Chewbacca Impersonation: Do you speak Wookie? Give it a try. […]

We’re hiring! Two positions available

Friday, April 14th, 2017

**UPDATE! We extended the deadline to 11:59pm May 3! The Sustainability Office is currently recruiting for two student workers to join our awesome team!  One position will focus on the Green Office Certification program, our Carbon Planning process, Eco-Reps, Sustainability Advocates and more.  The other will manage signature events, tabling and other face to face […]

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 […]

Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 8, 10am-4pm Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day.  HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and five government agency partners. Explore […]

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 […]

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 […]

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