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OSU Identified As A Top Performer In Grounds & Campus Engagement

Monday, December 7th, 2015

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recently released their STARS annual review, which recognizes top-performing institutions in categories involving sustainability.  This year, Oregon State University was highlighted in the Sustainable Campus Index for being a top performer in both the grounds and campus engagement categories. The grounds category spotlights institutions who […]

OSU Ranked in List of Greenest Universities

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

BestColleges.com recently released a 2015 list of Greenest Colleges, where Oregon State was ranked #10! Our campus was listed among schools such as Stanford, Colorado State, and even our fellow Pac-12 school, Arizona State. The ranking was based on several criteria, including our already existing STARS rating. Our STARS rating is a reflection of OSU’s excellence […]

Sustainability Office recruiting one full time position

Friday, May 15th, 2015

A rare thing is happening in the OSU Sustainability Office: we are recruiting for a full time position! With the departure of Sonja Mae, who held the Sustainability Program Specialist position for about three years, available is an unparalleled opportunity to help make Oregon State a more sustainable university. This position will assist in the […]

Help pick sustainability highlights and innovations!

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Sustainability Office is chugging through our Fiscal Year 2014 assessment for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and we need your help on two items! STARS Innovation credits Innovation credits report activities that are over and above what is otherwise captured by STARS.  For a full definition (nerd alert), check pages 308-310 (of […]

OSU Featured In STARS Annual Review

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Oregon State University is well known for its strong focus in sustainability, from our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our Student Sustainability Initiative. But what features matter the most and what actions will make the biggest difference?  Who decides how sustainable we actually are and whether we are moving in the right direction? The […]

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