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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 […]


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 […]

AASHE Sustainable Campus Index 2017

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Each year, AASHE (The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) releases a Sustainable Campus Index recognizing the top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The Index also highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions that […]

OSU Permaculture Design Certificate Program

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Returning this January is the Oregon State Exclusive Permaculture Design Certificate Program, a course designed to guide participants through development of their own regenerative landscape designs. Led by Andrew Millison and his team, Permaculture design is “an ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, permaculture design […]

Sustainable Landscape: Lane County Home Gardening

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Lane County homeowners can learn to save money on yard maintenance and lessen their impact on the environment through a class offered by the Oregon State University Extension Service. Sustainable Landscape training provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their […]

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 […]

Campus Resource Spotlight: the Oregon State Human Resource Center Food Pantry

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

This week we would like to highlight a resource that not many people know about – the Oregon State Human Resource Center food pantry. The food pantry is an amazing place to go if you are suffering from food insecurity, having a tough time financially, or just need a little bit of help. All you […]

Oregon State University Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Oregon State University is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Oregon State in the 2017 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. Published September 19, […]

Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

What an eventful day at the Sustainability Street Fair yesterday! Thanks to everyone who braved the stormy weather and came by our booth to learn about sustainability and try out our new bike generator!

Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Join Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative, the Sustainability Office and others today at the Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability.  Our annual event this time takes place in the Brick Mall just north of the SEC Plaza.  Take a stroll through the Fair and celebrate sustainability with us between 12 and 4pm. Come meet your local […]

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