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Sustainaball Tonight!

Don’t forget to join us at the Sustainaball tonight in the MU Ballroom.  This event, recently covered below, brings artists together around sustainability issues and includes an involvement fair featuring many student and community groups. A great article appears in the Barometer today.  Nice work Bo, Andrea and Evan who are quoted.  And thanks to […]

Jefferson Street Stormwater Project: The Process Begins

Oak Creek is OSU’s main waterway; it is the only stream, creek or river to pass through the Corvallis campus and 40% of its watershed lies on land managed by OSU.  Numerous classes, undergrads, grad students and professors have used Oak Creek for research and experiential learning.  It drains portions of the OSU McDonald-Dunn Research […]

Sustainaball Concert coming soon!

On November 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the MU Ballroom the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative and ASOSU are hosting a FREE concert intended to spread awareness about sustainability issues through the local arts, and through an involvement fair composed of various student and community groups. Many of the environmental and social […]

Higher Ed Board Adopts Sustainability Policy

Last week, Higher Education Board member David Yaden sent this message to stakeholders throughout the Oregon University System, describing recent action by a Board subcommittee: The Board of Higher Education has accepted the final report from the Sustainability Initiatives Committee and adopted the proposed Sustainability Policy for OUS. The policy establishes sustainability as a core […]

How Good is a B+?

Yesterday, OSU again achieved a B+ grade for sustainability practices from the Sustainable Endowments Institute. While a B+ may not seem outstanding, I’m quite happy with it for a couple reasons. First and foremost, between more than 300 colleges in all 50 U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces, SEI only gave out seven A grades this year.  […]

Calling All Student Musicians!

We are looking for song writers who are deeply interested in sustainability issues to play at this year’s “Sustainaball” on November 18th in the MU Ballroom from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The point of this fun event is to spread awareness about sustainability and to connect the arts with a passion for environmental and social well-being. Food […]

Showcasing Sustainability to New Students: CONNECT Week Recap

Last week was CONNECT Week, a week of fun and educational events that help our new students transition into OSU’s community. Campus Recycling, the Sustainability Office and the Student Sustainability Initiative took several steps to demonstrate OSU’s sustainable reputation and get students involved. All three groups were present with booths and activities at the New […]

Challenges to Identifying Sustainablility Research and Courses

Sustainability in a school’s curriculum is crucial to fostering a campus culture that uses resources wisely, out of care for and understanding of the environment. But it is hard to identify what specific classes/instructors have a focus on sustainability. You can read someone’s research and think, “this is sort of sustainability related, but it doesn’t […]

OSU ranks in top 100 Green Blogs for Students

OSU’s Ecologue is considered one the top Green Blogs for students by Online Degrees.org, a leading online degree portal. Online Degrees  allows those seeking a degree to specify their area of interest, and provides a list of universities and colleges in the nation which offer online degrees pertaining to that interest. The organization also gives a profile of each school […]

January 2010 Sustainability Update

For your reading pleasure, I’m posting contents from the the January 2010 edition of the Sustainability at OSU Update.  For more information about the update, and to subscribe, please visit this Ecologue post. From our friends at Campus Recycling Recyclemania has Begun – Pitch In to Win! Recyclemania is a 10-week, nationwide recycling competition between […]