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Energy Matters – Our Relationship with the Energy Industry

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Terra Magazine has released a new article detailing “our contentious relationship with the energy industry”. In this article: Energy Matters by Nick Houtman, we explore the research of Hilary Boudet on the use of energy data for conservation purposes. Boudet has been exploring these issues for years, learning about how energy projects are described and debated by industry and […]

Could Eco-friendly Burials Save the Planet?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

How have our funeral practices been impacting the planet? Cynthia Beal, a 30-year veteran of the natural-food movement, has been working to answer this question. She believes that patterns of our current funeral industry have been devastating for our planet, remarking: “I was trying to solve the problem of what would happen to people’s bodies. As […]

Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU Campus

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Seniors in chemical, biological, and environmental engineering at Oregon State University can culminate their experience with a senior project. This year, a 2017 Senior Capstone Project Report by OSU students (CBEE 416) working with David Eckert of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has released a “Comparative Analysis of Stormwater Pollutant Loads Mitigated by Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU […]

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A recent issue of BioScience has revealed the severity of negative trends in certain types of environmental harm and their impact on human well-being. The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries. Among the negative 25-year global trends noted in […]

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 […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Ryon Merrick

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Within the college of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU has started a Climate Science option. Let’s learn about the first graduate of the program! Meet Ryon Merrick: the very first graduate of the Climate Science program. With the addition of the Climate Science option, Merrick is able to apply his knowledge to climate change research and […]

OSU Students Provide Important Research on Stormwater Assessment

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Recently, a stormwater assessment was conducted by three OSU students, Michael Kelly, Tracie Tran, and Harrison Holzgang, along with their sponsor, David Eckert, of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The objectives of their research were to both assess the quality of OSU’s stormwater as well as its impact on Oak Creek, an EPA-classified impaired stream. To conduct […]

National Wildlife Federation includes Hatfield Marine Science Center in Featured List

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Recently, the National Wildlife Federation released The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and “Lands-on” Experiences for Students. The publication includes a list of featured “Remote Colleges and University Properties,” noted for their hands-on student learning.  At the beginning of that list was OSU’s very own Hatfield Marine Science […]

Student Sustainability Initiative Accepting Applications for Grants and Fellowships

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting applications for Sustainability Project, Research, and Professional Development Grants & Fellowships!   The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) believes our campus can be a model living laboratory for sustainability. The Sustainability Grant Program was established to provide students with opportunities to create a more sustainable institution and take an active […]

SSI Travel Grantee: Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, a graduate student in the Masters of Public Policy program at OSU, received a graduate travel award of $500 to travel to and participate in the 2014 meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (WDAFS) held April 6-11 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I have been fortunate to present at dozens […]

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