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2018 AASHE Conference

We posted an article on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) last month, because OSU earned a gold rating in their Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).This was a huge achievement for OSU, because STARS is a comprehensive system that measures sustainability performance and we ranked at the second […]

FREE Green Office Certification Workshop!

ATTENTION ALL OSU EMPLOYEES: The OSU Sustainability Office is hosting a FREE workshop offering hands-on help to employees who want to start their Certification survey. Join us at noon on September 5th, lunch provided! There is no better time or place to get started! Multiple staff will be available for one-on-one assistance, so completing the […]

Ecological Engineering in Action!

A simplified diagram of one specific ecosystem. Since Oregon State University is often associated with both natural resource management and engineering, it should be no surprise that we have a very active Ecological Engineering program. To understand what ecological engineering is, it helps to be acquainted with the concept of an ecosystem, and the study […]

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 […]

Volunteer at the HSRC Food Pantry!

What is the HSRC Food Pantry? The HSRC Food Pantry is a Human Services Resource Center program that distributes food to limited-income individuals and families via their shopping-style days, Fresh Food Fridays, and food boxes. The HSRC Food Pantry is located at 1030 SW Madison Avenue in the building called Avery House (also called Avery […]

OSU Master Gardeners: Growing Gardeners Conference

The Oregon Master Gardener Association, in cooperation with Oregon State University Extension service, is holding its Growing Gardeners conference July 13th through July 14th. The gardening symposium, formerly known as Mini College, is taking place at Linfield College in McMinnville and will feature a wide range of speakers and 38 workshop sessions! Keynote Speakers This […]

Life-changing Learning

While bookwork in the classroom is the core of a college education, experiential learning outside of the classroom is also necessary to inspire students and truly prepare them for entering the workforce. It should be no surprise that many college graduates lack confidence as they transition from college to careers, because they have been working […]

Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience Internship Applications Open!

The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) offers paid internships for its 10-week program this summer. Internships are open to juniors or seniors with advanced undergraduate or graduate-level training in business, economics, engineering, environmental science, green chemistry, physical science or sustainability science. Projects address pollution prevention solutions for Portland-area businesses and pair students with an industry […]

Register now for WOHESC!

The Sustainability Office and Student Sustainability Initiative have sponsored OSU’s co-host status of the Washington-Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference, happening Feb. 6-8 at Portland State University. This cost-effective sustainability conference is a great balance of size and relevance, with its broad sustainability topics, but focus on Pacific Northwest higher education. Check out the full program […]

Spring Creek Project: Residency Applications

Spring Creek Project hosts two writing residencies in the spring–the Collaborative Residency at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek and the Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. For those interested in these positions, residency applications are due December 1st. Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency This residency is part of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program, […]