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World Oceans Day is June 8th!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

If you missed World Environment Day yesterday (June 5), you’re in luck because you have a chance to redeem yourself by participating in World Oceans Day this Friday, June 8th! World Environment Day and World Oceans Day even have the same action theme this year: prevent and reduce plastic pollution. So instead of beating yourself […]

Join the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

What is the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference? The Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is the first high level symposium aimed at integrating sustainability into college athletics across college campuses. Each Pac-12 athletic department has committed to measuring their sustainability efforts, developing strategies to increase sustainability, monitoring their progress, and harnessing their influence on local communities for the sake […]

Its time for the Great Move Out!

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Last year during our Res. Hall Donation Drive we diverted more than 35,000 pounds of goods and materials from the landfill and donated them to local nonprofits. This year, we will be working both on-campus and off-campus again to divert and donate even more materials! Each year our amazing volunteers help us to keep those materials […]

Environmental Arts and Humanities Graduate Conference

Monday, May 21st, 2018

What’s Happening? The fourth annual Environmental Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Conference is this Thursday, May 24th, and all are welcome! Students representing many different universities will be presenting their work on diverse, environmentally-themed topics. This year, students are attending from OSU, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the […]

Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the new science on Fracking

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

On May 14th at 7pm, the Spring Creek Project is hosting Sandra Steingraber, who will be performing her lecture, Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the new science on Fracking, at the Whiteside Theatre. Steingraber will discuss the scientific literature that shows a strong link between fracking and cancer as well as the […]

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 […]

We are the RecycleMania Civil War Champs for 2018!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Congrats Beavs, we beat the Ducks in our annual 8-week recycling competition for the first time since 2015! On average, we found that OSU recycled 8.79lbs per person compared to UofO’s 8.14lbs per person. We estimate that OSU recycled over 240,000lbs of material that counted towards the competition! Time to go pick up the trophy!

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 […]

WOHESC OSU Events

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is, self described, “a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability within the region’s higher education institutions”. Each year WOHESC hosts a number of conversations, workshops, and networking opportunities to help facilitate better environmental practices in Oregon and Washington State institutions for higher […]

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