Installing Solar Panels on Agricultural Lands Maximizes their Efficiency, New Study Shows
A recent study by Oregon State University has found that solar panels located on agricultural fields are the most productive. This idea of co-developing the same area of land is called agrivoltaics and this study has determined that if less than 1% of agricultural land was co-developed with solar panels, the resulting energy would be […]
2019 Great Move-Out Results
Official results are in: OSU residents donated over 22,533 pounds – 11 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 9,980 pounds of housewares 3,119 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 9,034 pounds of clothing, linens, and shoes 400 pounds of loft kit wood This is quite a decrease […]
The Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board Needs Your Help!
The Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board needs your help! The board has partnered with OSU’s College of Business to create a survey to develop a better understanding of community awareness and action related to climate change. The results of the survey will be used to inform the board’s work priorities during the next two years. […]
The Great Move Out begins this week!
Last year we diverted more than 32,000 pounds of goods from the landfill during the Great Move Out. This year we are going to do that again! Here is how you can help: Living in a Residence Hall? Most on-campus residents find it difficult to balance packing, cleaning and finals all in one week. So […]
It’s time for the Great Move Out!
Last year during our Res. Hall Donation Drive we diverted more than 32,000 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 […]
Hiring Sustainability Double Degree Program Advisor
Are you interested in a faculty position at OSU? The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking a Sustainability Double Degree Program Advisor. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. The primary duties are to recruit for and advise Ecampus and campus-based students about the OSU Sustainability Double Degree Program. Although administratively housed […]
Beyond Earth Day 2019
Beyond Earth Day Running from April 19-26, Beyond Earth Day (BED) is a week-long celebration of people and planet. Programming is focused on earth ecosystems, health and wellness, viable economdence of the health of humans, animals, environment and economy. BED programming highlights programs and activities that celebrate or provide education on the well-being of our society, […]
The Chrysalis Symposium: Courageous Transformation for the Climate Crisis
Scientists have given us an urgent timeline. We have about a decade to cut greenhouse gases in half to avoid catastrophic climate change. How do we, each of us, need to transform to answer this once-in-a-lifetime call and rise to the challenge of the years ahead? How can we change the narratives in our minds […]
The OSU Sustainability Office is Hiring!
The OSU Sustainability Office is hiring two positions, a graphic design student and a marketing and outreach student! The graphic designer will develop print and digital visuals, while the marketing and outreach student will deliver marketing and outreach material via the web and in person, and coordinate event planning. Work schedules for both positions can be […]
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 […]