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Sustainability Office Offers New On-Campus Resources

In an effort to expand the sustainability conversation to a wider and more diverse audience, the Sustainability Office has started two related programs targeted specifically at OSU faculty and staff. First, in an effort to support wider awareness of campus resources, a newly-created listserv will distribute information that highlights sustainability activities at OSU.  While similar […]

Sustainability Office Partners with Academic Units

Our students are OSU’s greatest resource. Not only because they are the future, but also because they are intensely interested in how the campus is operated. Due to this ever-increasing interest, the Sustainability Office has begun a series of pilot partnerships with various academic units. In these partnerships, we offer students an opportunity for service, […]

The Four Day Work-week

I’ve been asked a few times by administrators to investigate what energy savings OSU might see if we shifted to a 4 day workweek (each day 10 hours).  I don’t plan on posting my rather lengthy response here unless someone requests it.  But the short answer is, there is indeed some net energy savings potential […]

New Website Launched!

The new OSU Sustainability website went live moments ago, and we’re still working through some issues and have some minor cleanup/fixing to do over the next few days, so please bear with us! Along with much of OSU, we made the switch to using Drupal to maintain and expand our website.  Honestly, I was reluctant […]

Campus Sustainability Day 2009

Hello everybody, For the past seven years, the Society for College and University Planning has planned a major webcast in October, when many colleges and universities celebrate their sustainability initiatives. I’m particularly excited about the program this year, because of the cross-section of panelists, and the program moderator is Andy Revkin, science editor for The […]

Improved Website!

Who doesn’t like upgrades? We sure do, especially when the final result allows us to spend less time and effort with maintenance. Enter our new website, backed by Drupal. I am moving right along with converting our website into a more user (and management) friendly version. With some delays, I hope to have the new […]

LBCC and OSU to combine efforts for Feb.5 National Teach-In

Happy New Year, everyone.  I’ve been getting some questions about what OSU is doing for the National Teach-In event coming up in February.  In an effort to be more efficient and avoid suffering from event overload (as well as speaker and audience competition), Linn Benton Community College and OSU are working cooperatively on two events […]

Quiet before the storm

This holiday break likely will be a time of slight quiet at OSU, as it has in years past.  With summers getting busier and busier, it seems December is the only slowdown anymore.  For the Sustainability Office, January and most of the first half of 2008 will be extremely busy, mainly facilitating a climate action […]

National Recognition

First, thanks to those who participated in the first annual Oregon University System Sustainability Conference last week.  It was a tremendous success, in part due to great attendance.  I’ll try to get a little more about that written soon, including some of my favorite moments and next steps that will occur as a result of […]

OUS Sustainability Conference later this week

Registration closes tonight, Monday night, for day one of the first annual Oregon University System Sustainability Conference this Thursday and Friday, Oct.23 and 24.  There is still a little room on Friday for more participants; Friday is the day focused on student engagement. This event will have a lot for people who care about how […]