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Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Recap

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

About a week ago, four students from Oregon State University took a trip up to Spokane Washington to attend the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. This was a two-day long event held at Gonzaga University. There were numerous speakers, which included faculty and students from numerous Universities in the surrounding area. About half of the […]

EVENT: Climate Conversations

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Do you remember learning about the fundamentals of climate science before coming to OSU? Unfortunately, the answer for many will be “No.” In a survey of roughly 1,500 middle and high school science teachers, only 75% said they talked about climate change in class, and the ones who did only touched on the subject for […]

Learn how to do it yourself at the Winter Repair Fair

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Want to try your hand at a new skill? Need to fix one of your belongings that’s been out of commission? Come by the Winter Repair Fair on Wednesday, February 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.). Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend […]

So You Think You Know Climate?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Test your climate science knowledge, and maybe learn some new things along the way, with these 10 challenging climate questions. Answers will be posted on our Twitter. (No cheating!). Post your score with hashag #OSUClimateQuiz on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to win a reusable chicobag!  Which activity produces the highest amount of CO2 emissions? Driving a passenger […]

Climate on Campus

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Written by Taylor Bennett, Climate Neutral 2025 Education Coordinator, Student Sustainability Initiative Everyone has the power to do something about climate change, but there is one group in particular who is tasked with an especially important role; youth. The term “youth” applies to the 15-25 year age group, which encompasses most of the students at […]

Coffee and Chocolate in the Quad

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  Have you heard about fair trade?  Come get free coffee and learn! Join us next Wednesday, October 26, for free coffee and information about Fair Trade!  We will be in the SEC Plaza from 12:00pm-3:00pm handing out coffee that was ethically purchased to support Fair Trade, a program working to pay farmers the wages […]

SSI Adopt-a-Bottle Campaign

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Trying to stay hydrated, but missing a reusable bottle? Don’t worry! Visit the Valley Library or West Dining Hall to “Adopt” a sanitized reusable bottle for FREE thanks to the Fresh From the Faucet 2016-2017 Adopt-a-Bottle campaign. Fresh From the Faucet is a student-led initiative on the Oregon State University main campus that focuses on […]

Festival in the Quad: Celebrating Sustainability

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Ready to kick off the school year 2016-17? Join the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, and the Student Sustainability Initiative for The Festival in the Quad along with 16 other Oregon State University groups that cover the pillars of Sustainability: Environmental, Economic, and Social. Meet University groups, roll in Matrix Balls, eat delicious local food and more! Who: […]

2016-2017 Sustainability Fellowships **Deadline Extended to Oct 14th

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Need internship credit, a job, or something to fill up your time? The deadline is approaching for the 2016-17 Sustainability Fellowships starting this Fall! Read about the options below and apply now. There are five sustainability fellowships available through the Student Sustainability Initiative. The students will be hired as employees through SSI, but will work […]

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