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Digging into Bioswales

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Brought to you by Micco Emeson, the Living Lab Coordinator for Landscape for SSI. Landscape Maintenance Insights Wintertime approaches, and so do a plethora of opportunities for landscaping and gardening activities on the OSU campus. Winter is when many perennial plants lie dormant, shedding their leaves and maintaining cellular processes via stored energy reserves which […]

Student Sustainability Initiative Project Grant: SEC Permaculture Garden by Kyler Jacobo

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Come learn about the SEC Permaculture garden created by and for students! Have you walked by the Southeastern corner of the Student Experience Center (SEC) lately? This year, students Kyler Jacobo, and Allen Dysart have been working through the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) Project Grant Program to establish an accessible, perennial food forest in the […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Dustin Quandt

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Here is another edition of our Alumni Profiles Project. What has Dustin been up to since graduating? Meet Dustin Quandt, a 2011 Oregon State Alumni in Environmental Science. He was the very first student worker for the OSU Sustainability Office and worked as the Energy Audit Student worker. During his time at OSU: Dustin was an Energy […]

Summer Internships at Zenger Farm!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Zenger Farm, a national leader in sustainable urban agriculture and education, is currently looking for summer interns! This is a great opportunity for OSU students planning on returning to the Portland Metro area for summer.  Dynamic, motivated individuals are wanted to join the education team as Summer Camp Interns. Gain experience teaching in an outdoor setting […]

Windward Returns! by Rachel Tholl

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Rachel Tholl has been is part of the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative team! As the Administrative Coordinator, Rachel helps SSI’s work that advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU.    The Student Sustainability Initiative welcomed back Emily Boyer, OSU graduate, on April 6th in the MU. Boyer and a team of […]

Burying Winter Term by Micco Emeson

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

OSU students at the Corvallis campus are eligible for up to $500 per academic year to participate in professional development opportunities. The Student Sustainability Initiative are seeking proposals that benefit OSU students and the SSI’s mission of “Advancing student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through opportunity, education, and action” are preferred. This […]

Intro to Permaculture– A Massive Online Open Course

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

What Is Permaculture? Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. Permaculture uses design principles from nature itself and takes into account such things as how indigenous people use the land; how water, fire and wind […]

Come To The Benton Slope Circulation Study Workshop!

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Oregon State Capital Planning and Development is currently performing a circulation study on the area surrounding Benton Hall and need your input! As many who frequent campus are aware, due to the topography of the area, many of the routes for pedestrians are not accessible. In order to make OSU as pedestrian friendly as possible, a […]

Student Experience Center Permaculture Garden Poster Session

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

This fall term, the Permaculture Design Class (PDC) has been working on sustainability focused landscape designs for a small section of land located next to the Student Experience Center (SEC). The designs include both edible and native plants, accessible pathways, and other features to encourage visitors in the space. On Monday, December 7th from 6-8 PM, […]

Spring Creek Project Receives Creative Heights Grant

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Recently, the Oregon State University Spring Creek Project has received a $95,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. The grant was awarded for the Project to oversee the process of “Forest Symphony”, a wind symphony composed by Hip-Hop Artist Paul Miller, inspired by Oregon forests. The Oregon State Wind Ensemble will debut the Forest Symphony in […]

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