Oregon State University recognizes the importance of promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainability, as injustices and inequalities in these areas remain prevalent in the United States and around the world. Many OSU students also believe in the importance of spreading awareness and integrating sustainable practices into their own everyday lives; perhaps this sounds like you! […]
HSRC Textbook Lending Program
About the Human Services Resource Center The OSU Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) is a one-stop office that provides supportive resources for homeless, food-insecure, and otherwise economically disadvantaged students. The HSRC believes in creating opportunities that allow all students access to the necessary resources for academic success; they meet this objective by leveraging their partnerships, […]
Communities, Food, Resilience
Communities, Food, Resilience is a seminar hosted by OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the OSU Extension Service, and OSU150 to converse about and reflect on local food systems, community food resilience, and the role of land grant universities. The event will consist of keynote presentations, followed by examples and discussion of systems-level work on community […]
Sustainable Staff Spotlight: The Great Paper Towel Caper
Upon learning that Oregon State University was replacing all of its paper towel dispensers with a newer model, Laura Tilley, who works with the art department, immediately wondered what would happen to the leftover paper towels that will not fit in the new dispensers. Since she works with the art department, she thought perhaps OSU […]
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 […]
Sustainable Engineering Spotlight: Gondar, Ethiopia
Amy Salisbury and Gavin Bennett, civil engineering undergraduate students, learned that culture is often an important factor to consider for sustainable engineering. Amy, Gavin, and a team of other students have been working on a multi-faceted project to build an irrigation system and housing for a plant nursery and a bathroom for a village school, […]
Join the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Beyond Earth Day: A Week in Summary
Last week, from April 20th to the 27th, ASOSU, CCE, SSI, Campus Recycling, and the Sustainability Office hosted Beyond Earth Day, an annual celebration put on by OSU and the greater Corvallis community. The program hoped to offer engaging events focused on “sustainable earth ecosystems, social progress and justice, and a healthy economy”, with a diverse group […]