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OSU Borrowables Program

OSU Borrowables is a program of University Events that provides an inventory of event-related items that OSU faculty, staff, and students can borrow for use at their own events! The initiative is both environmentally and economically sustainable, as it has kept usable items in circulation and saved the university around $100,000 per year over the last […]

Winter Clearances January 8th and 11th at the OSUsed Store

The OSUsed Store will be offering 50% off prices storewide at their Winter Clearances on Tuesday, January 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm and Friday, January 11th, 12:00-3:00 pm. Everything on the sales floor will be 50% off except for computers, items on spot bid and vehicles (items for sale online are also excluded). Join the events on […]

Tips for a Green Holiday Season

With increased travel, consumption, and waste, the holiday season has a substantial impact on the environment. Consider these statistics from the CDC: Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football […]

Waste Audit is a Success!

On October 12th, Friday of last week, about two dozen students spent three hours sorting through campus waste in the Student Experience Center Plaza. They were students from Professor Ann Scheerer’s SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment class, sorting campus waste as one component of a class project. The goal of the waste audit was to see how […]

Sustainability Fair!

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, […]

Calling all OSU departments: free office supplies!

If you belong to a department on campus, a government agency, or a nonprofit that needs extra supplies for your offices, visit the Surplus warehouse (a.k.a. the OSUsed Store) between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. The store carries computers and computer accessories, furniture (chairs, desks, file cabinets, tables, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, […]

Environment Oregon: Prevent Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution Plastic pollution is one of the greatest anthropogenic threats to wildlife; this is because plastic takes far longer to decompose than other materials like aluminum or paper. Most plastics take about 450 years to decompose, while polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) never fully decomposes! Thus, these plastics remain in the ecosystem, where wildlife […]

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 […]

OSU Faculty Members are Lead Authors of new IPCC (Climate Change) Report

What is the IPCC? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988, is the “international body for assessing the science related to climate change.” Its purpose is to provide policymakers with assessments of the scientific literature on climate change, the impacts […]