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Sustainability Writing Contest for OSU students

The Spring Creek Project and the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative present OSU’s First Annual Sustainability Writing Contest: “THE GREAT WORK — Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes” The Spring Creek Project and the Student Sustainability Initiative are interested in hearing your stories and ideas about ways to move forward with issues of sustainability and conservation […]

Earth Week 2011 registration now open

Is your department or local organization involved in sustainability? Are you interested in recruiting participants? Sharing information? Showcasing your eco-accomplishments? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a good fit for OSU’s annual Earth Week celebration! Please consider signing up for a free booth at the annual OSU Earth Week […]

Print and Mail Moves Toward More Sustainable Fleet of Copiers

When Print & Mail researched the options for new, more technologically advanced copiers for the OSU campus, the decision seemed logical to find a fleet that was at the height of sustainability. Beginning this week, all of the copiers on campus will be systematically upgraded to a new Ricoh fleet. The Ricoh line is supported […]

Still Time to Register for the 2011 OUS Sustainability Conference

Online registration closes tonight at midnight but don’t let that stop you from attending the 2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference!  On site registration the morning of the event is easy.  Just show up Monday, February 28 at the CH2MHill Alumni Center at OSU between 8:00 and 8:30 and check in.  Checks and credit cards […]

Now hiring for recycling outreach student position!

Campus Recycling is hiring for one student to assist with educating the OSU community about recycling, starting in early March 2011. This is a new student position aimed at helping us expand our outreach efforts. The hiree will assist with Earth Week and residence hall move-out week in spring 2011 and may stay on through […]

OSU Foundation Invests in Bikes

Located at the corner of 35th and Western (about a mile from the Memorial Union), the OSU Foundation office is a bit too far for a convenient walk to campus meetings.  Yet finding a parking spot on campus can be challenging, aside from the environmental impacts of driving such a short distance. Now Foundation staff […]

Gold STARS for OSU

After eight months of work, OSU’s submission to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) was completed Monday at 5:00PM, mere hours before the midnight deadline!  With a January 31 date looming, work had been fast paced in the Sustainability Office for several weeks, trying to stick with fellow STARS Charter Participants.  Of the […]

2011 OUS Sustainability Conference: Call For Posters

On February 28th, 2011, the OUS Sustainability Conference will be held at Oregon State University. The purpose of this conference is to encourage information sharing, networking, and collaboration around sustainability at Oregon’s public higher education institutions. A further focus of the confernence is to continue the discussion on issues brought up at the previous OUS Sustainabiliy Confernce held at […]

Head to Dixon before 11PM to help OSU win the Energy Civil War!

If you’ve not been there yet, or even if you have, head over to Dixon Recreation Center to contribute your “power” to the 2010 Energy Civil War.   There are prizes, including gift certificates to the Beanery and Bike ‘n’ Hike. Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative and OSU Recreational Sports, the Energy Civil War is […]

Tap Water…good for your personal health and the health of the environment

This is the message that a group of student leaders, graduate students and professional faculty members interested in environmental sustainability and health promotion efforts want to send to the OSU community. Recent funding from Pacific Source’s Healthy Life Challenge has been a catalyst for education/health promotion efforts and program incentives with the aim of increasing […]