Second Annual OSU Waste Audit!
Students sift through waste to aid recycling Source: John Deuel, 541-737-2856; firstname.lastname@example.org By: Amie Hookland, 541-737-5398; email@example.com Two dozen students from an Oregon State University sustainability assessment class (SUS 304) will sort through garbage from across campus on Oct. 12 as part of the second annual waste audit. Hosted by Campus Recycling and the sustainability […]
Calling all OSU departments: free office supplies!
If you belong to a department on campus, a government agency, or a nonprofit that needs extra supplies for your offices, visit the Surplus warehouse (a.k.a. the OSUsed Store) between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. The store carries computers and computer accessories, furniture (chairs, desks, file cabinets, tables, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, […]
Environment Oregon: Prevent Plastic Pollution
Plastic Pollution Plastic pollution is one of the greatest anthropogenic threats to wildlife; this is because plastic takes far longer to decompose than other materials like aluminum or paper. Most plastics take about 450 years to decompose, while polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) never fully decomposes! Thus, these plastics remain in the ecosystem, where wildlife […]
OSU Faculty Members are Lead Authors of new IPCC (Climate Change) Report
What is the IPCC? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988, is the “international body for assessing the science related to climate change.” Its purpose is to provide policymakers with assessments of the scientific literature on climate change, the impacts […]
OSUsed Store hosting clearances Aug 7-24
The OSUsed Store is hosting Summer Clearance sales during our public sale times (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm and Fridays 12-3 pm) through most of August!: August 7th and 10th: 25% off marked items August 14th and 17th: 50% off marked items August 21st and 24th: 75% off marked items Clearance merchandise with be specially marked throughout […]
The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)
The second annual Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference is February 25th through February 27th at the University of Washington! Last year was the first year that the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference and the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference merged, forming WOHESC. The first WOHESC (2018) was a huge success, with over 600 […]
New Pac-12 Team Green!
This year’s Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, at University of Colorado Boulder, resulted in some very exciting news! Unifi, Inc. and the Pac-12 Conference announced their long-term partnership in which Unifi will sponsor the annual Pac-12 Sustainability Conference and serve as the founding partner for the new Pac-12 Team Green. Richard Gerstein, Executive Vice President of premium […]
OSU residents exceed expectations during Great Move-Out Donation Drive
Official results are in: OSU residents donated over 32,000 pounds – 16 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 14,889 pounds of housewares 4,563 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 10,861 pounds of clothing, linens, and shoes 2,000 pounds of loft kit wood That’s a total of 32,313 […]
New York City Publishes Voluntary Sustainability Progress Report to UN
On Wednesday, New York City became the first city in the world to report its progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2015, 193 countries agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals created by the UN; the SDGs are broad sustainability goals that encompass topics like environmental justice, poverty, and inequality and successful […]
Sustainable Staff Spotlight: The Great Paper Towel Caper
Upon learning that Oregon State University was replacing all of its paper towel dispensers with a newer model, Laura Tilley, who works with the art department, immediately wondered what would happen to the leftover paper towels that will not fit in the new dispensers. Since she works with the art department, she thought perhaps OSU […]